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


Rocky Mountain Ranches, LTD, is a licensed Colorado big game hunting outfitter and guide service. We offer some of the finest Colorado elk hunting, Colorado mule deer hunting, and Colorado pronghorn antelope hunting on private ranches in the Colorado Rockies. Our Colorado hunting, outfitting and guide service can provide you, the big game hunter, with both bow and rifle hunts, but we specialize in outfitting do-it-yourself non-guided trespass fee big game hunts on private Northwest Colorado ranches. 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 superb Colorado Elk hunting, mule deer hunting and antelope hunting by accepting only a limited number of big game hunters to hunt our ranches each year. By controlling the amount of hunting pressure on our private land, we increase your chances of a successful elk, mule deer, or antelope hunt.

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 hunting, mule deer hunting, and pronghorn antelope hunting in Colorado. All of our elk hunting take place in 4-point or better Colorado hunting units, which improves your chances for a trophy bull elk. In past seasons, our rifle hunters have enjoyed a success rate of over 50% on 4-point or better bull elk, over 90% success on buck mule deer, and 95% success on buck antelope.


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 Northwestern 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.


Clients may camp on the ranch or stay in nearby motels. If you want to camp but don't have the necessary camp gear, we can provide you with one of our trailer camps. These are comfortable camper trailers full of cooking and camping gear. These camps do not include your bedroll, personal gear, weapon, or food (minimum of 2 hunters in same party to book optional camp).

We will meet you the day before your hunt starts, provide you with topo maps, show you the property, and help you plan your hunting strategies. For archery antelope hunters, we do provide pre-set blinds at scouted waterholes. By the way, we recommend 4-wheel drive vehicles; and ATVs are welcome. However, all vehicle travel is restricted.

To help you plan your Colorado elk hunt, deer hunt or antelope hunt our landowners offer a limited number of Colorado landowner vouchers for our Colorado deer and Colorado antelope hunts. These Colorado landowner tags ensure you will have a Colorado hunting license.

Since many of our hunters are returning year after year, we recommend that you reserve your hunt as early as possible. We can provide first-timers with a list of references upon request.



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