Terrain, What to Bring & License Info.
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Elk Hunting Trips

Colorado Hunting Trips

At Smith Rancho, we arrange

Deer hunting trips


elk hunting trips

that are filled with memories to last a lifetime.

We hunt in both Moffat and Routt counties. The altitude varies from about 6500 ft north of Craig to about 7000-7500 ft in the area around our Morgan Creek headquarters (10 miles north of Hayden on the California Park Road) which is close in proximity to the Routt National Forest.

Our terrain north of Craig is rolling hills and lots of sage brush. Up at Morgan Creek you will encounter parks and meadows surrounded by aspens and pines, and many wooded mountains.

*It is important to note that you must have a Hunter’s Safety card in order to hunt in Colorado. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must bring this card. A hunter must be at least 14 years old to purchase a license.

Hunting Equipment

  • Sleeping bag
  • Rifle/bullets
  • Hunterís safety card (if needed)*
  • Must wear blaze orange vest and hat
  • Hunting license
  • Canteen
  • Camera
  • Hunting knife
  • Seasonal clothing (call)
  • Warm boots

Processing Big Game

There are approximately four meat processors in the Craig area—all located about a half hour’s drive from the ranch. They will cut up, wrap, etc. all of your meat to your specifications for approximately $225.00 for elk hunting trips. We will take you and your game to town. Usually they can have your meat cut up, wrapped, and frozen in one to two days.