Colorado Big Game Hunts Near Telluride – Unit 70

Hunting the Lizard Head Wilderness is an apron of aspen, pine and fir draped over foothills, ridges, creek valleys and rocky outcrops. Lizard Head Wilderness is a non-motorized public access area. Trophy elk and deer are occasionally taken in the Wilderness, but the area is most well-known for its pristine condition, rugged terrain, high elevation and stunning beauty. Successful hunting in this area requires strength, endurance, skill and patience.

In addition to the Forest Service lands in Unit 70, Jackson Outfitters hunts the vast Bureau of Land Management lands of Unit 70E, covering much of the San Miguel watershed from the high country near Telluride to the fantastic middle elevation forests in the Norwood area. This terrain contains hunting zones ranging from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet in elevation, allowing us to chase elk as they descend in the advancing fall season.  Countless side canyons, mixed timber parks, mesas and creek bottoms offer a compelling mix of habitats and opportunities.  Multiple access options allow us to hunt different areas within Unit 70 during a multi-day hunt.

Our hunting is conducted entirely on foot.  The hunter’s strength and endurance are just as important as shooting ability. 

The hunt package is a 5 day hunt with your guide providing transportation in the field, a sack lunch, calling in game, trophy and meat care and helping pack out your animal.  Jackson Outfitters will recommend quality lodging in the Telluride are upon request. Or we can provide camp canvas tent lodging for an additional price.

Elk Hunts

Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st and 2nd rifle

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Mule Deer Hunts

Archery, Muzzleloader, and 2nd rifle.