Crested Butte Hunting

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The Elk mountain range’s namesake is prized in the area along with deer and wild turkey. Hiring a local hunting outfitter is recommended for their expertise, for permitting, and they can even help with hiring a local meat packer to process your game. Many hunting areas are not accessible by motorized vehicles, so plan on other means to get there.

Gunnison National Forest and other nearby ranges access the following game management units: 53, 54, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 551. For more information on hunting areas, seasons, regulations, and license applications, check out the Colorado Department of Wildlife.

Local hunting outfitters

Lazy F-Bar Ranch

PO Box 7089, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970)-641-3313Website

Quaking Aspen Outfitters

PO Box 485, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970)-641-0529Website

Tenderfoot Outfitters

PO Box 246, Gunnison, CO 81230
(800)-641-0504Website

CB Motorsports (ATV rentals)

Featured Lodging

Three Rivers Resort

  • Riverside Cottages • WiFi
  • Rafting • Fishing • Kayaking

130 CR 742, Almont • (970) 641-1303 
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Three Rivers Resort is located in the historic mountain town of Almont, Colorado on the Taylor River about 20 miles south of Crested Butte. The resort features cabins dating back to the 1800’s, which are a short walk from the merging of the Taylor and East Rivers to form the Gunnison River. Offering a hotel, solo cabins with personal hot tubs, RV spots and more.