Elk, Mule Deer, and Other Large Game
Vallecito Lake Outfitters operates in game unit #751 and can provide game packing for game unit 75 and 77. We are extremely service oriented and while we primarily hunt elk and mule deer, this area is home to numerous other big game species including moose, black bear, big horn sheep, and goats. We offer non-guided camps as well as drop camp trips for archery, muzzle load, and rifle seasons.
We ask that you contact us early in the year, as we usually fill up by mid-June. The deadline for special hunts is the first Tuesday in April. Please feel free to call at any time with questions - we enjoy this as much as you do, hunting is our life!
Vallecito Lake Outfitters has been operating in this area since 1946. We are Licensed Colorado Outfitter #3196. We are fully bonded and insured. Most importantly, we want you to have an enjoyable hunt and time in these beautiful mountains.
These are tent camps located on the San Juan National Forest in the Weminuche Wilderness. Over the years, this area has had a high rate of success with both elk and mule deer. Our camps sit at altitudes from 9,500 to 11,200 feet. These camps are set prior to your arrival and include wall tents, sleeping cots, heating stove, cooking stove, and complete kitchen with utensils. Also included in the camp is an ax, hatchet, shovel, saw, lantern, and latrine. You will supply your own food, sleeping bag and pad, paper goods, soap, water filter, and personal and hunting gear. We will gladly advise you on what all you may need. This trip includes transportation in and out, which includes 1 riding horse and 1 pack mule per hunter. Extra mules are available at an additional cost per day. We do not leave any stock in camp. Game packing is extra per pack mule and wrangler per day. Maximum of 6 nights in camp.
In our camps we strive to have the best equipment and solid gentle mountain horses and mules. We attempt to keep all riders under 220 pounds for safety of the stock. We ask that you pack your gear in small bags 12” by 20” or smaller. One mule will carry 140 pounds. We advise that you provide a satellite phone or texting device.
This type of camp is when we pack your gear and equipment to a camp site of your choice, or we will suggest one for you. We supply riding horses, pack mules, and wranglers on a per animal per day cost. Game packing is available at any time for an additional cost. We advise that you provide a satellite phone or texting device.