Nearest CPW Office:
|2355 Siloam Road
||600 Pueblo Reservoir Rd|
|Pueblo, CO 81005
||Pueblo, CO. 81005|
||719-561-5300 (office) ; 719-561-5321 (fax) |
Location: Ranch is located 20 miles east of Silvercliffe on Hwy 96 then south 3.5 miles on Hwy 165. Ranch is 33 miles west on Hwy 165 from Exit 74 on I-25.
Area Maps: USGS Quads: Hardscrabble Mtn., Deer Peak
National Forest: San Isabel
Species Available: Elk, Turkey
Terrain and Access: The ranch is located in the Wet Mountains and is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. Ranch roads allow vehicular access to parking areas that provide foot access to all parts of the ranch within 2 miles. Elevations vary from 8,500 ft. to 10,800 ft. Hunters can expect snow on this ranch at the time of the seasons. Vegetation varies from spruce-fir to aspen groves with large meadows comprising 50 percent of the acreage.
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 from previous seasons are provided for a general perspective. Ranch rules are negotiated annually and some rule changes may take affect this year.
MOUNTAIN MEADOWS RANCH
Ranch Hunting Rules
- All hunters must check in at the main gate each day before hunting and check out each day after hunting. The gate will be opened one hour before legal hunting hours and closed one hour after legal hunting hours end. If you have an animal down and need additional time, please contact Ranch personnel.
- Pre-hunt scouting cannot be permitted due to cattle operations and Ranch security.
- Each licensed hunter is allowed to bring one non-hunting companion. This person may not possess a firearm while on the Ranch.
- All access to the Ranch will be through four gates as indicated on the map mailed to successful applicants. The main check in gate is located 3.5 miles south of Hwy 165 and Hwy 96 intersection, along Hwy 165.
- Overnight camping on the Ranch is allowed in the designated camping areas.
- All vehicles are required to stay on designated roads to prevent resource damage and reduce erosion. Some roads are closed to vehicle traffic to reduce disturbance of elk.
- Limited corral space is available on the ranch for those hunters wishing to bring horses. Check with the Ranch owner about availability.
- Hunters may park along designated roads or in designated parking areas. If parking along a road be sure your vehicle does not impede other vehicles.
- Open fires are prohibited.
- All ranch buildings are closed to public access.
- The hunting of any species other than elk is prohibited to reduce disturbance.
- All dogs or other pets are prohibited.
- Violation of these rules may result in the expulsion of the violator from the Ranch.
Camping is available at a Forest Service campground located 1.5 miles east of he ranch on Hwy 165 at Hardscrabble Creek. Success rates depend greatly on snow cover on this ranch. Elk also readily move between the ranch and adjacent public land. Portions of hunting seasons are set to give early access to public hunters and other portions correspond to times when harvest might be improved both on the off the ranch.