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Colorado Hunting Trips
at Smith Rancho

We arrange Antelope, Deer and 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 8500 ft in the area around our Deep 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

  • Rifle/bullets
  • Hunter’s 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 $275.00 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.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport

The Yampa Valley Regional Airport, located a few miles east of Hayden, Colorado, and about 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs, is the commercial service airport for all of Northwest Colorado. Located off Highway 40, this airport handles commercial flights as well as private service. YVRA hosts these six airlines:

  • American (winter only)
  • Delta (winter and fall)
  • Continental (winter and summer)
  • Northwest (winter only)
  • United (winter only)
  • United Express (year-round)

During the ski season, the middle of December through March, these four major airlines provide direct service from Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Newark, Minneapolis, and Denver.

Continental serves this airport from early June to early September from Houston, TX. while Delta Airlines provides services from early September to the start of ski season in mid-December from Salt Lake City.

United Express provides commuter service year round to Denver.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport
(970) 276-5001

Denver International Airport
(303) 342-2000 or #800-247-2336.