Nearest CPW Office:
PO Box 380
|73485 Hwy 64|
|New Castle, CO 81647
||Meeker, CO 81641|
Location: Four Mile Ranch is located about 26 miles north of Craig on Hwy 13. Portions of the ranch are accessed by Moffat County Roads 38 and 40.
Four Mile East map
Four Mile West map
Area Maps: USGS Quads: Moffat County USGS 1:50,000 : sheet 4
National Forest: Routt
Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn
Terrain and Access: The ranch ranges in elevation from 6,600 ft. to about 8,000 ft. The vegetation varies from creek bottom willow riparian areas and some hay meadow areas, rolling sagebrush hills, rising through oakbrush/serviceberry shrub land to aspen and some mixed conifer forest. Most of the ranch is located east of Hwy 13 with about 1,800 acres west of Hwy 13. Fourmile Creek drains the ranch from east to west-northwest. While Fortification Creek drains from east to west and turns south on the ranch. Some very dense areas of oakbrush/serviceberry exist on the ranch. Access on the ranch is by 4-wheel drive on existing, marked ranch roads.
Average Success Rates: Please see Participating Ranches.
Check the Ranching for Wildlife Main page for season dates.
There are no antler-point restrictions for any of the ranches. No over-the-counter licenses are offered on these properties. Ranching for Wildlife licenses are open to Colorado residents only. Licenses are only for the season and ranch on the license. For more information on season dates and application deadlines, see the Big Game Hunting Brochure.
Ranch rules are provided for a general perspective. Ranch rules are negotiated annually and some rule changes may take affect this year.
Four Mile Ranch asks that your please have respect for other hunters, the Ranch, and the Ranching for Wildlife Program.
Four Mile RFW is located in an area where elk herds have been over herd objective. It is now at or approaching objective and cow license levels have been reduced in response. This is a migratory elk herd. The ranch continues its work with CPW to assist in achieving herd objectives. Since elk do not always remain on the ranch and harvest levels off the ranch are high, the size of bulls available to hunters should not be considered "trophy" class.
Motels and camping are available in Craig.