Hunt #5030 DIY Elk/Deer Drop Camps

Current Stock:

Species required
Combination Hunt required
1 on 1 Guide Option required
2 on 1 Guide Option

Hunt ID: CO-5030


About the Outfitter:

We supply DIY drop camp hunts outside of the famous elk hunting spot of South West Colorado, Durango. Elk hunting on your own in Southwest Colorado may not be for everyone, but for those who can find, track and call big game critters, an elk hunting drop camp will be rewarding. Your elk hunt will begin when we pack the horses at our trailhead, and get you suited with a good trail horse for the ride to camp. Your drop camp is well equipped with everything you will need so your quest for elk and mule deer can begin after a 2 hour ride and arrive at your camp.

We supply the mule deer combo hunt for every elk hunter if they wish to hunt both. You will need to draw a license on an application given in March of every year.

Archery is one of the most challenging and rewarding hunts that is available to those who are in shape and ready to work hard at their success. These Colorado elk are tough, smart, and in great shape, used to running the Colorado mountains to avoid predation.

Colorado elk and mule deer hunting is at its best from late August through late September when the weather starts to cool, and the nights get longer. Mild days and crisp Rocky Mountain nights cause the elk rut to go full throttle.

Many of our rifle elk are taken at distances of less than 200 yards, but the hunter who can shoot well may enjoy the chance of shooting their bull elk at 400 to 600 yards.

Don't worry about where you shoot your elk or mule deer, we'll pack it from the kill site, and haul it to the processor for custom meat processing or hang it in their coolers for you to take home and process yourself.

Drop Camps are equipped with: Large canvas sleeping tent, lanterns/fuel, cooking pots and pans, large canvas cooks tent, plates and utensils, dining table, sturdy cots, cut firewood, prep table, drinking water, wash basin, latrine, wood stove, gas cook stove/fuel, shovel and axe.


Western Colorado unit GMU075, GMU751.

Hunt Type(s):

Guided and semi-guided antelope.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk and mule deer. Archery through 3rd rifle.


All deer and cow elk licenses a draw.

Bull elk licenses over the counter.

License and Voucher Watchdog will get you the licenses you need.

License and Season Information

Lay of the Land:

Our Camps are in game abundant areas, and range in elevation from 8500’ to 10,000’ feet. The hunting area is vast and ranges up to nearly 12,000’ feet.

Party Size:

Two or more per group.

Mode of Travel:

Horse and foot.

Animal Quality:

Elk 4x4 or better, deer up to 5x5 is typical.

Success Rate:

DIY hunting statistics are not tracked..

Hunt Difficulty:

Higher altitude can take time to acclimate to if you aren’t used to it. Horses will help you get to camp but you must be able to put on some miles on your own. But you don’t have to go far to get into game.


Archery first 2 weeks 7 days

$1595/person for 4 or more hunters.

$1795/person for 3 hunter camp

$1995/person for 2 hunter camp


Archery last 2 weeks and Muzzleloader 7 days

$1795/person for 4 or more hunter camp

$1995/person for 3 hunter camp

$2195/person for 2 hunter camp


1st Rifle 5 days

Limited draw for Elk. High chance for successful draw in units 75 and 751.

ELK ONLY. No deer.

$1895/person for 4 or more hunter camp

$2095/person for 3 hunter camp

$2595/person for 2 hunter camp


2nd or 3rd Rifle 5 days

$1895/person for 4 or more hunter camp

$2095/person for 3 hunter camp

$2595/person for 2 hunter camp


4th Rifle 5 days

High chance for successful draw in units 75 and 751.

$2095/person for 4 or more hunter camp

$2295/person for 3 hunter camp

$2795/person for 2 hunter camp

What’s Included:

  • Camp set up and equipment provided.
  • Transportation to camp
  • Game packout

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Food
  • Game processing
  • Taxidermy

Use the Outfitter Request Form or call us using the phone number at the top of the page to check on availability, ask questions or book it.


Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted.  No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax.  Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra.  There is no guarantee in hunting.  Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word.  If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee.  We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for.  No refunds for early tag out.  No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.