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21 Legendary Elk Hunting Outfitters In Colorado

Updated: May 24th 2019 @ 5:55pm

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Elk Hunting in Colorado

Colorado holds more elk and issues more permits for elk than any other state. It’s no surprise Colorado has a serious amount of great elk hunting outfitters. Over 250,000 hunters go each year between draw tags and over-the-counter opportunities.

And why not, Colorado holds some of the best wilderness style hunting. Rugged mountains, rich forests, and beautiful desert plains. All for what makes up some of the best elk hunting territory in the country.

Applying for licenses

Applications are easy with a period that opens in February and deadline in early April. They will completed online and results shown June.


There are 4 rifle season dates and an early rifle season (Oct - Nov). Muzzle-loader and Archery which both come at a great time, unfortunately they both overlap a bit (Aug - Sept).

That said, some units differ. You are best to ask your preferred outfitter for the best units and strategies.

What to watch out for

Keep in mind, Elk are quantity over quality. So picking your outfitter is important. Only a handful of units provide bulls that exceed 330”. These guides can lead you to the right place.

21 of the highest rated outfitters that run elk hunting trips in Colorado.

That give their clients the best chances to Colorado’s legendary elk.

Find an outfitter you like from this list?

Here are some tips you should do before or after you contact them.

Verify their professional outfitter license is up to date and valid:

You can do this by going to Colorado’s department of Regulatory Agencies website.


Look up the outfitter by License Type: “outfitter” and either Business Name or License Number.

The beautiful part of that is you’ll see the original issue date of their license too. Some of the outfitters we mentioned have had licenses since 1988!

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Responses (8 comments)
Mickey MousePosted: June 11th 2020 @ 12:00am
Want us to add your incredible your outfitter company? Does this make sense???
Don EsserPosted: February 11th 2021 @ 2:47pm
Looking for an outfitter who helps hunters with disabilities. Elk hunting. Thank you
Tom Lee Posted: June 17th 2021 @ 10:53pm
I am looking g for a guided archery elk hunt this September. I did not get drawn for Wyoming.