Great Divide Outfitters | Colorado Elk Hunts in the San Juan National Forest

Our goal here at the Great Divide is to do the very best we can to see that your camp and hunt is exactly what we say it is. We will try to make this one of the most memorable trips you’ll ever have whether it be your southwest Colorado hunting trip or a summer high country pack trip.


Our hunting camps are at 8,000 – 9,500 feet and are located near Lemon reservoir bordering the beautiful San Juan National Forest and Mountains, 10 miles Northeast of Durango in southwest Colorado. Our hunts include a variety of terrain: deep canyons, dark timber and open meadows, prime locations for southwest Colorado elk or deer hunting, in Colorado hunting areas 75 / 751.

The kill ratio varies from season to season – trying to predict which season is best is like trying to predict Colorado weather. Although we cannot guarantee a game kill, you will be in great elk country. Whether you are hunting elk or mule deer we want to make your southwest Colorado hunting experience a great one!

The area that you will be hunting is accessed from our private property which makes the area much more private and without the pressure of a lot of other hunters.

Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a valid hunter safety card.


Camping in the southwest Colorado High Country is the perfect family summer vacation. We leave in the morning and it is only about an hour’s ride to camp. Our camp is in a secluded area, accessible only by horseback or on foot. You can enjoy horseback riding, hiking or just relaxing under the tall pines and quaking aspen trees.

Hope to see you in camp!

Great Divide Outfitters, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under special use permit # COL 788 from the USDA Forest Service.
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