With a 16'x20' tent, this camp can provide for up to 6 hunters at one time. Great hunt , but Grizzly is right , the outer perimiter of the Flattops is a 3 ring circus complete with ballons and clowns . and are accessed only by horseback. Mulies are an obvious exception, although we have seen most of the big boys feeding in the meadows at around 10,000 feet. Horseback hunting will be our primary means of transportation, but 4×4 and hiking will be used to access some areas. There are a handful of reputable drop camp outfitters in the area and I would certainly recommend using one, although Unit 24 is draw only and the drawing has passed for this coming season. Lost Solar Outfitters is owned by Gary Stagner. Every experienced international hunter and sheep hunter can tell you a story of a guide botching field work. Cliff and crew have written dozens of articles on all aspects of hunting and provided thousands of hours of hunting related content via YouTube. I don't care where you are hunting, the key with elk hunting the Flattops is to get the heck away from the masses - the elk certainly will! Rich Zayas is on Facebook. We operate from our private ranch that borders the Flat Tops Wilderness Area outside of Vail and Eagle, Colorado. Winterhawk Outfitters. High Timber Outfitters operates under special use permit on the White River National Forest, Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Our secluded hunting cabin is surrounded on three sides by the Routt National Forest, approximately 2 miles from the Flat Tops Wilderness. Saddle and pack horses are used to get you and your gear to camp and back. Join Guidefitter to connect with Flat Tops Wilderness Guides (FTWG) and be part of a growing community of sportspeople and hunting outfitters who share your love of the hunt. However, we use a drop camp outfitter and hunt what amounts to a 4 hour hike from the closest trailhead. Lodging and meals are provided in our high-end lodge adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. I remember a thread about it a while back, but I can't recall the name of it. This camp is located on the South Fork of the White River National Forest within the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, covering 235,000 acres. At least that has been my experience. JML Outfitters is located 30 miles east of Meeker on the Flat Tops Scenic Byway in the White River National Forest Flat Tops Wilderness area. Our 3-Day Advanced Seminar will prepare any hunter for the challenges and opportunities presented during extreme mountain hunts. We will keep the DBA Shaded Timber Outfitters name this year at least. First-Time Hunter Seminar The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the 2nd largest Wilderness area in Colorado at 235,214 acres and was designated in 1975. Call (970) 379-0128. We offer full service guided trophy elk hunts at our Fowler Peak Camp. Advanced Mountain Hunting Seminar Horseback riding is the best way to experience the majestic Rocky Mountains. Wild Skies’ Flat Tops cabin is located in Game Management Unit (GMU)12 in Colorado’s Routt National Forest on the northern end of the Flat Tops Wilderness where the Routt National Forest abuts the White River National Forest and just 2.5 miles from GMU 231 (OTC archery elk). I would personally hunt anywhere in CO that I have never been to-before I would go back there. The White River National Forest has the largest elk herd on EARTH and the Routt National Forest to the North is not far behind. Im 19 yrs old and am trying to plan my first wilderness hunt this fall... (cant decide between high country mulies or elk). Our facility is built to accommodate wilderness hunting trips and remote summer expeditions. There are, however, good numbers of mule deer in that unit and some real doozies - especically at the higher elevations. I think you can buy surplus mulie and bear tags OTC, but that is about it. Confident in your ability to choose mountain species (elk, mule deer, sheep, goat, bear) guides and outfitters with precision. As with most responses you will get with this kind of question, search it. We specialize in Northwest Colorado elk hunts in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Exposed to riding horses in rough terrain, knowing the ins/outs of how pack animals are utilized, and understanding safety precautions around horses and mules in the mountains. The majority of hunting will be done on public land. For it to come back to me is a true blessing. It is well known as some of the very best elk and deer country anywhere. Hunted there in 05 , 4 of us were packed in by a rancher . 3 Days of Hands-On Experience, Classroom Lectures and In-The-Field Teaching, Each students will get hands on experience for Day 3’s “Hands on Game Processing” Segment, Each Student will Leave with an Implementable Plan for a Western Big Game Hunt on Public Land. Does anyone have any info on the area? Start Hunting Series. Our hunting, like the rest of the services, starts horseback. Location, Location, Location!!! We are an Equal Opportunity Provider. We will cover choosing domestic and international providers. Drop Camps: Our wilderness drop camps are situated in beautiful pine and aspen tree rimmed areas (areas that elk love!) Anything lower, and you are spinning your wheels looking for wapiti. View 1 review. Im 19 yrs old and am trying to plan my first wilderness hunt this fall... (cant decide between high country mulies or elk). Lone Tom Outfitting offers two high country drop camps. Don’t sign until in front of customs agent. Don't seem to be many at the higher elevations. Welcome to the Flattops Wilderness A paradise for sportsmen, fishermen, photographers and explorers alike who wish to indulge in Colorado’s world-class mountain adventure. We were 3 out of 4 on Elk and the 4 th guy turned down a bunch . Colorado State Outfitter License #2975. After that they're almost extinct in the area. Log In. Flat Tops Wilderness Guides (FTWG) is from Eagle, Colorado, and joined Guidefitter 6 years ago. Hey guys! The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the 2nd largest Wilderness area in Colorado at 235,214 acres and was designated in 1975. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is over 240,000 acres of road-less and forever wild land protected by the Wilderness Act. The Flat Tops Wilderness – Home to an Elk Herd of 39,000. Join Facebook to connect with Rich Zayas and others you may know. The spectacular White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness areas are accessed by numerous trailheads making each trail ride unique. This area has the largest elk herd in the world with a cow to bull ratio … Welcome to Northwest Colorado, home of the Flat Tops! Sable Mountain Outfitters Meeker, Colorado License #2657 Bonded & Insured 970-878-4765 Email Us Pack Trips We offer a guided horseback trip across the Flat Tops Wilderness for those seeking adventure in the high country. Don't know anything about hunting it though. Hayden, USA, CO is a luxury real estate listing for Sale by Mansion Global. We operate from our private ranch that borders the Flat Tops Wilderness Area outside of Vail and Eagle, Colorado. Knowing the basics of field care for high value animals. Flat Tops Wilderness Guides, LLC PO Box 5977 Eagle, CO 81631 (970) 343-4460 Booking@FTGuides.com At the edge of the Famous Flat Tops Wilderness Area, nestled deep in the heart of the White River National Forest of Colorado you'll find your hunting passion for deer and elk. Wildlife in the area include elk, mule deer, black bear, big horn sheep, mountain , antelope, and an occasional moose. He has a pilot’s license and is a certified wilderness first responder. Join. Its literally my back yard and where my wife and I grew up. To connect with Winterhawk Outfitters, join Facebook today. No motorized transportation is allowed in wilderness areas. Hourglass camp is located at 10,600 ft. in elevation in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of northwest Colorado, and 12 miles from the trailhead. I tried to buy this business 9 years ago but it wasn't the right time. I've been pouring over onx and dialed in an area that seems ideal but then I heard that it tends to be heavily used by outfitters so now I'm thinking it might not be the best option. Call, Email or Write with any questions or concerns. Here is one link you might find info, but look a little harder for a better thread because I know there is one out there. If you’re quiet, you may have the opportunity to see wildlife, such as moose, mule deer, elk, coyotes or maybe even a bear. I'm just wrapping up the purchase of an outfitters business here in Colorado. ft. log lodge. The first hunt pushes them off down into all of the lower private land. View information and photos of this property. Gary's family has been in western Colorado since the 1800′s. We offer summer family vacati... on packages where you can stay in one of our on site cabins and enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing, photography and more! The Flat Tops Wilderness lies within the Routt and White River National Forest and is one of the largest primitive areas in the Rocky Mountains. Cliff is a registered outfitter in the State of Colorado with commercial special use permits for hunting, fishing, and remote horse packing in the White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness Area of the Rocky Mountains. Public access is by foot and horseback only. Send Message. Message: More: About. Gary is a local from Craig, Colorado and has been hunting Northwest Colorado all of his life. Whether you want one of our Drop Camps or just dropped off at your own location, we take you in with horses and a pack string. Do not hunt the the Flat Tops unless you like seeing lots of hunters and very few elk. Winterhawk Outfitters is on Facebook. I really dont know where to start and any info is apprechiated. A.J. Canadian Firearm Declaration Needed at Customs. or. With a better understanding of shooting in the alpine environment. The terrain in Fawn Gulch Outfitters territory ranges from deep, remote, and heavily forested (Aspen and Spruce) canyons, to a beautiful flat mountain top ranging from 8,500 - 11,500ft, encompassing thousands of acres of timber and meadows, creating an ideal environment for both game and hunters. In three years I have never seen another hunter in the woods while hunting and only once passed another outfitter packing in their crew to a distant camp (at mid-day). Located in the center of the largest Elk herd in the world, Ripple Creek Lodge offers fully guided Big Game Hunting for Elk, Mule Deer and Black Bear in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and White River National Forest of Colorado GMU 24. The rancher sent a rider through every day to exchange water bottles and pack out our Elk . Thanks.. Adam. Hunts are offered for Archery, Muzzleloader, and first, second, and third Rifle Seasons. Our closest camps in the Flat Tops Wilderness are 2 miles and 1,800 ft. elevation gain from our base camp. A mix of private land, forest service and wilderness area will be hunted. ft. pack station, bunkhouse and a 3,500 sq. Knowing how to live in a wall-tent camp and an extreme lightweight backpack camp. Bonded and Insured. Located on the edge of the majestic Flat tops wilderness, we are a short drive from Vail, Eagle, Aspen and Glenwood springs. “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. Our farthest camps are 9+ miles and over 3,500 ft elevation gain into the area. Welcome to Colorado and the famous big game rich Flatops mountains. There is absolutely no vehicle access into the area. All of our seminars involve hands-on instruction, from glassing wild game in the field to working through game processing with actual animals. Maybe PM a couple guys from this thread. This class will equip new hunters, or hunters with limited Western big game hunting experience, with the skillset to be able to plan and execute their own hunts. Our facility is built to accommodate wilderness hunting trips and remote summer expeditions. “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. Winterhawk is Colorado's premier wilderness outfitter, offering elk hunting, mule deer hunting and fly fishing adventures in the spectacular Flat Tops Wilderness area and White River National Forest. The only problem is that this is very tough to do from alot of the known trailheads. Knowing basic self trauma first-aid, remote communication and wilderness field craft. We only need top of form filled out. Elk hunting is the main attraction in the Flat Tops Wilderness and White River National Forest but contact us to discuss bear, moose or mule deer hunts. This course will teach you the important details involved in capeing, turning and salting in remote environments. Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) #24, and South of the North Fork of the White River. We maintain a herd of 35+ mules and horses, a 3,000 sq. ... Do not hunt the the Flat Tops unless you like seeing lots of hunters and very few elk. 4.0. We offer the finest in Colorado elk hunts, big timberline mule deer, trout fishing and summer horseback vacations. Explore the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, all from the beautiful, historic cabins at Ripple Creek Lodge. Our staff has guided hundreds of big game hunts across North America and have also run some of the world’s largest outfitting services. We're heading out to Colorado to hunt the flat tops on our first elk hunt and will be packing in and setting up a basecamp in the backcountry. I have hunted the Flattops for the last three years and have had almost the precise opposite experience as Grizzly Hunter posted above. 4 of 5 stars. The one piece of good advice I will give you for bow season in the Flattops (at least in Unit 24) is to hunt 9,000 feet and above. Budge's Flattops Wilderness Lodge has recently undergone new ownership and is now owned and managed by Wolf Creek Outfitters, LLC. All activities on public land are operated under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Ripple Creek Lodge also offers fully outfitted drop camps located deep into the remote wilderness for Archery, Muzzleloading and all four Rifle seasons. Non-Resident Hunting License App. FLAT TOPS WILDERNESS ELK HUNTS all 5 day hunts plus a day riding into camp, and a day coming out (7 days) Some of the outer edges of the Wilderness is in OTC units. Plenty of trails to hike, fishing, horseback rides, photo trips, wildlife, drop camps, hunting. 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