||Nearest CPW Office:|
15850 County Road 13
|600 Reservoir Road|
|Weston, CO 81091
||Pueblo, CO 81005|
Location: Tercio Ranch is located six miles south of the town of Stonewall.
Tercio North map
Tercio South map
Area Maps: USGS 7.5’ Quads: Tercio, Torres, Vermejo Park, and Casa Grande
National Forest: None
BLM: Alamosa and Trinidad.
Species Available: Elk
Terrain and Access: Elevations vary from 8,000 ft. near the headquarters to just under 10,000 ft. at the highest point on the western boundary. This ranch offers high mountain habitats including open meadows and cottonwood bottoms along the South Fork of the Purgatoire River and forests dominated by ponderosa pine and Douglas fir at higher elevations. A primary system of ranch roads provides adequate access to main portions of the ranch. Roads can become difficult with snow or rain. Hunters need minimum 4-wheel drive with 4 chains.
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 Hunting Rules
- Maps showing ranch boundaries and access points will be sent to successful applicants.
- Hunters must check in at the designated gate before hunting. Hunters are not allowed to walk into the ranch from public roads.
From the Picketwire Store on Colorado Highway 12 in Stonewall, drive approximately 6 miles south on Las Animas County Road 13 to a “T” intersection. At this intersection, turn left and proceed another 2.3 miles to the red, metal check-in gate. Do not stop at the Ranch Headquarters, which will be on your left approximately 1 mile beyond the “T” intersection.
- There are a number of short access roads on the ranch that lead to CBM (coal bed methane) well sites and related facilities. These roads are marked closed to vehicular access due to the potential hazards associated with vehicles maneuvering around CBM gas facilities in these confined sites.
- The ranch contains a number of 6-7 foot high fenced elk exclosures which were constructed in an effort to protect aspen regeneration. Access is not permitted within these exclosures.
- During all hunting seasons, gates will be open from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm or until all hunters are off the Ranch that day. Hunters will be allowed to hunt during legal hunting hours each day.
- No overnight use of the ranch is permitted.
- No fires are allowed.
- All vehicles, including ATVs, must stay on established roads.
- The maximum vehicle speed on all ranch roads is 15 mph.
- A maximum of one non-hunter per vehicle will be allowed to accompany the licensed hunter(s).
- Hunting of deer, black bear, mountain lion, coyotes, turkey, or small game is not allowed.
- Fishing is not permitted.
- The Division of Wildlife may ask your cooperation and assistance in collecting a tooth and reproductive tract from the animal you harvest as an aid in evaluating the season and herd status. Instructions for making such collections will be handed out as you enter the property. Any help you can give us in this effort would be appreciated.
Motels are located in Trinidad, 30 miles (45 minutes) to the east on Colorado Highway 12 and I-25.