Hunt #5187 DIY or Guided Elk/Deer/Bear Wilderness Drop Camp

Current Stock:

Hunt ID: CO-5187


About the Outfitter:

We pack in by horseback from 2.5 to 9 miles and hunt from 8,000 to 11,000’ elevation. Camps are already set up with what you need including cots, propane or wood stove, propane, chairs, table, axe, saw, latrine and cooking equipment, just bring personal gear and food. Expect pine forest, aspen, some open meadows and oak brush. We will put you in a camp that meats your hunting style and ability.  We cannot guarantee success, but we strive to get you and your group the best opportunity at the game you're chasing.  Once booked we will give you information on the area you are hunting, you can then E-scout to get as familiar with the area as possible without boots on the ground.  The hunting is all up to you, once successful you will need to quarter your animal and have it in a horse accessible spot where we will come in and pack it out for you.


Maroon Bells Wilderness and White River National Forest GMU043.

Hunt Type(s):

DIY drop camps or add a guide by the day.

Species & Recommended Seasons:

Elk, mule deer and black bear archery through 3rd rifle.


Elk licenses over the counter except for muzzleloader, 1st and 4th Rifle seasons. No or low preference points needed to draw a license.  2nd and 3rd rifle are over the counter for bull elk. Deer licenses are draw only and take 0 to 6 preference points depending on the season and residency.

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

License and Season Information

Party Size:

2 minimum to 8 max per group.

Mode of Travel:

Horseback to camp and then by foot.  No horses left in camp.

Success Rate:

DIY success rate is not tracked but generally 35% for drop camp hunters.


DIY Drop Camp by horseback 5 days

2 hunters $2395/person

3-4 hunters $1995/person

5+ hunters on request.

Guide in camp $500/day/group


What’s Included:

  • One day into camp, hunt 5 days and one day out.
  • Camp already set up, just bring personal gear and food
  • Game pack-out

What’s Not Included:

  • Hunting Licenses
  • Transportation to Colorado
  • Guide
  • Horses in camp unless your own
  • 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.