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Elk Basin Outfitters

Elk Basin Outfitters is a full service outfitter specializing in archery wilderness hunts.

The Best Colorado elk hunting and mule deer hunting in the state.

We are a full time wilderness hunting outfitter offering a variety of services, from fully guided Colorado wilderness elk hunts to DIY (Do it yourself) or more commonly known as drop camp hunts. Whether it be for Colorado wilderness Elk, Colorado Mule Deer, Colorado Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, or Colorado Mountain Goat we specialize in all Colorado archery hunts. Also available are Colorado summer time activities such as Colorado Pack-in trips, Colorado Horseback rides, and Colorado Fishing trips. Of course the best part is it all takes place in the majestic west elk wilderness of Colorado.
We currently have many square miles that contain thousands of acres of permitted use, which is filled with abundant game. So please come join us for a Colorado hunt of a life time.

Colorado Outfitter License: 1244

Summer Pack Trips

Welcome to Elk Basin Outfitters summer pack trips and tours, your hosts Bill & Carla Allen. Come ride the high Rocky Mountains of the Beautiful Colorado wilderness.
You will enjoy the high open meadows of Colorado high wilderness and all their streams and ponds and flowers. You will enjoy the vast, rough and scenic mountains as you horseback through them. These trail rides will take you through herds of elk, deer and maybe even see a bear or mountain lion.

These scenic tours will last (4) four to (6) six hours a day. You will enjoy eating lunch at the beautiful Coal Creek falls, then onto our main guest camp, where you will have a full course dinner. After dinner, you will sit around the camp fire for an evening of great stories and lots of laughs. You will enjoy all the scenic photos and a different direction every day. You will enjoy stream fishing at it’s best for the brookies and natives in the streams here.

You will see and photo the vastness of the Colorado Mountains as you could only dream about, so make this part of your bucket list for things to do, you won’t be sorry. All of our horses are extremely gentle and very loveable. After you complete this part of your venture, we are sure you will tell all your friends to put us on their list of things to do. Maybe you can return with them. All summer pack trips and tours have a minimum of 3 full days of $325 per person per day. Children under (6) six years old are free. So book early and let’s have some fun. Pack trips and tours begin July through mid August.


We would love to welcome you to Elk Basin Outfitters. Were you will experience a Colorado elk hunt of a life time. The following info contains everything you need to know for your Colorado elk hunt. No matter if it is Colorado archery, Colorado muzzleloader, Colorado rifle, guided or non guided/drop camp hunts we have what you’re looking for.

Colorado Archery/Muzzleloader

There truly is no other way to experience a Colorado archery elk hunt then in the month of September when the elk are in rut!!! No matter if you are shooting a bow or muzzleloader there is no better time to hunt Colorado elk. During this time of year the elk are easy to locate, because they are very vocal. Because we hunt in remote Colorado wilderness area the elk do not tend to be call shy!! Making for a heart pounding adrenaline filled Colorado archery elk hunt. We pride ourselves in providing each and every one of our hunters shot opportunities and we work very hard in giving you the best Colorado archery elk hunt experience ever.
All archery hunters must have and bring their own bow sling such as the primos bow sling or similar along with some type of arrow container to pack your bow and arrows on the horse. These are a must because we can not pack bow cases they are too bulky. Please contact us for available dates for the upcoming Archery/Muzzleloader season.

Rifle Hunts
Here at Elk Basin Outfitters we offer you 3 Rifle Seasons that take place in the months of October and November.
1st Season – must draw tag
2nd Season – over the counter tag
3rd Season – over the counter tag

Sometimes Colorado elk can still be vocal from the rut making it easier to find them, but for the most part during this time we use a spot and stalk technique. We do lots of glassing of the ridges and basins to locate the elk and then we move to them to try and get a shot opportunity. Because we use horses our task in this becomes a little easier and increases your chance of success. So come join us on a Colorado wilderness elk hunt of a lifetime!

Guided Elk Hunt Prices

1 on 1 $5,500
1 on 2 $4,600 (This is what we strive for but under certain circumstances we reserve the right to provide a 1 on 3 guide to hunter ratio).
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th rifle season $4,200

Muzzle Loader $4,600

D.I.Y . (Do It Yourself Elk Hunt) / Drop Camp Elk Hunt Prices
$2,500 per man

We have rifles to rent for those who do not wish to bring their own.

Summer Time Pack Trips 1 to 5 Days
$325 per person per day


Welcome everyone. All of us at Elk Basin Outfitters would invite you to come on a Colorado mule deer hunt of a lifetime.
First let me say that there is no better state than Colorado for producing big mule deer, just look at the record books they speak for themselves. So in order for you to hunt big Colorado mule deer you must get the tag. Now there are two ways to do that, option – 1 you must put in for the draw and then if not successful you can option – 2 purchase a land voucher tag. Our Colorado mule deer hunting is awesome if you are looking for a big buck then the buck stops with us. We are in prime time Colorado mule deer country.
No matter if it is Colorado mule deer archery, Colorado mule deer muzzleloader, or Colorado mule deer rifle. We do it all. So please contact us so that we can start planning your Colorado mule deer hunt of a life time. Please see the pricing page for prices and contact us for scheduling. These hunts are very much considered a custom hunt because of the draw and land voucher options.

***Note: If you have the minimum number of preference points built up then we have a awesome mule deer hunt in unit 63 for the 4th rifle season, and last year we took a 190 class mule deer. So please contact us….. To see if you can draw this tag.

Guided Mule Deer Hunt Prices

Bar none we have some of the best free chase mule deer hunting that Colorado has to offer, they truly are trophy class deer. The pictures say it all. This is very much a customized hunt and the prices reflect as such. So if you want a trophy class mule deer than the buck stops here.

$5,000 Base price. Base price get’s you a beautiful trophy deer.

Mule Deer Elk Combo

Mule Deer is draw archery 1 preference point.
10 Days $8,000 One on One



Our hunting area is in the majestic west elk wilderness of Colorado (unit 53). Since it is a designated wilderness area that means there is no motorized equipment allowed. So everything we do is on horses or on foot. Our camps sit about 9,000 ft to 9,500 ft in elevation, and you will elk hunt any were from 8,000 ft to 12,500 ft in elevation.


Our camps have top notch equipment and consists of 5 ft wall canvas tents with wood stoves, and cot’s w/foam for sleeping. With separate cook tents and guide/equipment tents. There truly is no other way to go on a Colorado elk or Colorado mule deer wilderness hunt, then this way.


No matter your experience with a horse, be it none to a lot we have the right horse for you!! Our guides all have 2 – 15+ years of experience and all are excellent Colorado elk and Colorado mule deer hunters themselves, and know the area very well.


Guided hunts are a full 5 days of Colorado hunting with one day pack-in and one day pack-out for a total of 7-days. Do it yourself/Drop camp hunts are a full 5 days of Colorado hunting with one day pack-in and one day pack-out for a total of 7 days.


If you were born after or on January 1st, 1949 you must possess a valid hunter safety card from any state on all Colorado hunts. State hunting licenses are not acceptable!!!!!


We hunt remote Colorado wilderness area! Elk Basin Outfitters is the only legal, permitted Colorado Outfitter in this area, and because of its remoteness there is virtually no hunting pressure.


All hunts require a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold the dates that you desire. Deposits can be paid with cash, credit cards, money orders, cashier’s checks, or personal checks. Final payments are due upon arrival for your hunt and can only be paid with CASH, CREDIT CARD, OR CASHIER’S CHECKS. We accept all major credit cards.

Hello everyone! We are Bill and Carla Allen and we invite you to join us and experience a Colorado hunt of a life time.  We have been Colorado outfitters for 35+ years in Colorado in the same area.  We are not part time Colorado outfitters but full time Colorado outfitters.  Myself, my wife along with all of our Colorado guides are avid archery hunters, and we feel that is very important in being a good Colorado outfitter.  So that we truly understand the needs of our hunters because we are hunters ourselves.

My wife and I were raised on working ranches that have been in our families for generations, and we literally grew up on a horse riding in the back country of Colorado.  So we can say with confidence and a life time of experience that we know our hunting area very well.

It has long been our passion to share with others what the high country and mountains of Colorado have to offer.  So please come on a Colorado archery elk hunt of a life time with Elk Basin Outfitters – The name says it all.

Thank You Bill and Carla Allen

Lodge: (970) 921-3877
Cell (970) 250-4225


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