Colorado Elk Hunting, Mule Deer Hunting, & Pronghorn Antelope Hunting  on Private Ranches in the Colorado Rockies

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Rocky Mountain Ranches, Ltd., is a licensed Colorado big game hunting outfitter specializing in offering non-guided hunts on one of our many private ranches. We offer many excellent opportunities for Colorado elk hunting, Colorado mule deer hunting, and Colorado pronghorn antelope hunting on private ranches in the Colorado Rockies. Our Colorado hunting and outfitting service can provide you, the big game hunter, with archery, muzzle loader and rifle hunts on a variety of ranches and types of terrain. Our specialty is outfitting do-it-yourself, non-guided, trespass fee big game hunts on private Northwest Colorado ranches ranging in size from 1000 to 6000 acres.  

Owned and managed by guide and licensed Colorado big game outfitter Joe Monchelli, Rocky Mountain Ranches, Ltd., provides a way for you to enjoy some of the finest elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope hunting properties in Colorado. All of our elk hunting takes place in 4-point or better Colorado hunting units, which improves your chances for a mature bull elk. Our client success for over 20 years is the reason why more than 50% of our hunts are booked by repeat clients every year.  

We offer the best possible ranch opportunities based on the specific animal you are looking to hunt. Our high desert ranches are a great option for mule deer and antelope hunts while our moderate elk ranches and high country elk ranches can provide great opportunities for  Colorado elk and elk/mule deer combo hunts. Having multiple ranch choices allows us as the outfitter to help you decide on one that will best suit your group’s terrain preference, physical ability, and put a direct focus on having good concentrations of the animal you are looking to hunt.  

Our non-guided, do-it-yourself hunts can prove to be more rewarding than a fully guided hunt and are offered at a fraction of the price. Considering the great advantages of Colorado private land hunts versus public land hunting, it is no surprise that many hunters are choosing Rocky Mountain Ranches, Ltd.. We are able to offer you a superior Colorado hunting experience by accepting only a limited number of big game hunters on our ranches each year. By controlling the amount of hunting pressure as well as the vehicle travel on our private land, we increase your chances of a successful elk, mule deer, or antelope hunt.


In addition to our non-guided private ranch hunts. Rocky Mountain Ranches also offers a very limited number of fully guided Ranching for Wildlife hunts. These incredibly sought after Ranching for Wildlife properties offer some very unique advantages and season choices. Get more info about our Ranching for Wildlife hunts here.


Colorado is home to the largest elk population in the world, and our hunting area is famous for its extraordinary elk, deer, and antelope hunting. Located in the Craig-Steamboat Springs area of Northwest Colorado, Rocky Mountain Ranches, Ltd., manages hunting properties that offer varying types of hunting terrain, from heavily forested elk habitat to rolling sage-dotted countryside where mule deer and antelope abound. Surrounded by beautiful Colorado scenery, you might want to spend some of your time taking pictures. Contact us to find out which ranch is best suited for your group.