Hunt #5036 Guided & DIY Elk Pack-in Flat Tops Wilderness

Current Stock:

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

Hunt ID: CO-5036

About the Outfitter:

Welcome to Northwest Colorado, home of the famous Flat Tops Wilderness and its 60,000 elk! We will put you in the middle of them…but first we must get there.

Our hunting, like the rest of the services, starts horseback. We take you in with horses and a pack string. Hunts are offered for archery, muzzleloader, and first, second, or third rifle seasons. All the hunt packages include game packing, radio contact, and service to a level you will enjoy.

We offer multiple drop camps and one guided camp.  Our drop camps are in the middle of elk country and if the elk are talking while you are there then you will hear them from camp.  

Our drop camp locations are several miles from any other outfitters camp.   All will have at least 14×16 wall tent with wood stove waiting for you with water and firewood on site and nearby, all the camp equipment will be available for cooking and sleeping, you bring only your clothes, sleeping bag, personal gear and food. We encourage you to bring what you want to have for a comfortable camp. We provide emergency radio communications for your stay and will check on you as we can. Each hunt is for a minimum of five hunting days plus the travel days, so a hunt is a minimum of 7 days.

We cannot guarantee you an elk, but we would like you to know we will do our very best to provide you with an excellent ride in, great camp and our knowledge that there are elk close to your camp.  We will share our knowledge of where we think they might be and offer you all the encouragement we can for you to go get one. We want you to come back!

We offer extremely limited hunting for deer. This is not a recommended deer camp, however you can purchase a bear tag to go with your elk tag.


Northwest Colorado GMU024 Flat Tops Wilderness.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY drop camp with horses for elk and black bear. Not recommended for deer.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk and black bear archery through 3rd rifle.

Lay of the Land:

We hunt all three of the Marvin Drainages, east, main and west, at camp locations ranging from 4 to 12 miles in from the campground, elevations from 9,000 to 10,300 feet.


Bull elk licenses are over the counter for 2nd and 3rd rifle. Archery and 1st rifle are a draw.

Do you need western states license or a preference point? Call Watchdog® 

Party Size:

2 hunter minimum per camp and taking up to large groups but may be in multiple camps.

Mode of Travel:

Horses and by foot.

Animal Quality:


Success Rate:

DIY hunting success is not tracked.

Hunt Difficulty:

Hiking difficulty is up to you and you can go as close or far from camp as you want. Camps are at altitude, the horses that bringing you in will do most of the climbing and you can hunt from camp a 1/4 mile out or several miles.


DIY drop camp 7 days including pack-in/out $1695/person

Guided 2 on 1 with 6 hunters max, 7 days including pack-in/out $3795/person

What’s Included:

  • Wrangler & riding horse per hunter
  • Drop camp pre-set up with tent, cots, wood stove, firewood and water.
  • Game pack out for one animal
  • Radio contact with you

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Meals
  • 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.