Wilderness Pack-in Hunting

If you have never experienced it, there is nothing that compares to a wilderness elk hunt. Those of you that have, know what I am talking about. Cold crisp mornings, the creak of your saddle,  methodical beat of your horses hooves picking their way through the darkness, bull elk bugling in the pre-dawn hours. The musky smell of a rank old bulls bed, day breaking on a distant ridge, sights and sounds of the wilderness waking up before your eyes. Does this sound exciting! Give us the chance to earn your business and let the magic of the Rockies unfold beneath you.

Archery Timberline Mule Deer Muzzleloader Rifle Wilderness Drop Camp

Wilderness Backcountry Bow Hunts

The wilderness backcountry bow hunt is our newest offering. We are not new to archery or wilderness hunting. But we have developed this new hunt to maximize your opportunity at taking home a trophy of a lifetime. We took the amenities of a big base camp and shrunk them down to a small spike camp style hunt. By employing small camps we are able to camp closer to the game and spend less time on horseback riding to and from hunting areas giving you more time to spend in the field hunting.

These 2 hunter 1 guide camps are located deep in the heart of elk county that is only accessible by foot or horseback. We pack all of your gear into camp by horseback. Then you are left with your guide for 6 days of remarkable hunting. The hunting area consists of deep grassy valleys, stands of dark timber, high ridges, and parks of alpine tundra above timberline. Numerous wallows decorate the many secluded basins. Mornings usually include bugling bulls. Afternoons will find you sitting active wallows or high on a ridge glassing elk.

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Wilderness Backcountry Bow Hunt:

6 Days - Guided: $3,650

6 Days - Semi-Guided: $2,650

6 Days - Drop Camp: $1,950

Wilderness Pack-in Timberline Mule Deer Hunting

This action filled 6 day hunt is offered during the first 2 weeks of archery season only. Hunting will take place in a few select drainages, at timberline and above. This is where the big boys call home for the summer. Each year we spend July and August glassing these bucks and have found great trophy potential. Come late August, when archery season starts, we pack-in a small camp of bow hunters and employ spot and stalk tactics to harvest these trophies. As an added bonus those filling their tag early can hunt bow hunt for elk as a bonus.

This hunt should offer a great opportunity to harvest a P&Y buck in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains. The hunt will be fully guided with 1 guide for every 2 hunters. We are expecting a great hunt! This is one hunt you don't want to miss out on.

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This hunt is not for everyone.

These mule deer are living in extreme altitudes and tremendously tough country. If you are up to the challenge the game is there for the taking.

Wilderness Archery Timberline Mule Deer Hunt:

6 Days - Guided: $3,650

Muzzleloader Wilderness Pack-in Elk Hunting

All of our muzzleloader wilderness pack-in hunts are fully guided. There is no better way to experience a black powder hunt than by horseback far away from everything in the wilderness. Hunt like pilgrims and pioneers did when the muzzleloader reigned supreme. Black powder seasons are in Mid-September while the elk are in prime rut. This is unquestionably one of those hunts where you can let several bulls go before squeezing the trigger. Trophy potential is unlimited. As with all of our guided hunts there is a 2 hunter per 1 guide ratio, and you are provided with a well outfitted camp and some fine home cooked meals. Muzzleloader license are by application only. We offer these hunts in both unit 65 and 66. 65 currently takes 3 points to draw and 66 is upwards of 14 points. These tags are hard to get but limited tags offer the best hunting in Colorado. Black powder hunts are 6 full days of hunting with a day for travel each end of the hunt for a 8 day trip.

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Muzzleloader Wilderness Pack-in Hunt:

6 Days - Guided: $4,250

Wilderness Pack-in Rifle Hunting

This is the ultimate in elk hunting. The way elk should be hunted! No fences to bind you or the elk,  just miles of seemingly endless elk habitat. There is no greater hunting accomplishment than having harvested a wilderness bull elk. Pack-in elk hunts are our specialty. We raise and train most all of our stock for the rigors of this type of hunt. All of our equipment is top notch and has been field tested, tried and true in the wilderness. Having outfitted in these same areas for over 20 years we have become very accustomed to the patterns of this particular herd.  Oftentimes we know how they are going to react before they do. Action Adventures is a full time outfitter and hunting for elk hunting is what we do best.

Our guided camps are in a Limited Draw Unit that takes several years to draw a tag. This works out well because this popular hunt books up several years in advance. If you are looking for a truly exceptional Colorado Rifle Hunt planning ahead and getting a tag in a limited unit is well worth the wait.

You will be provided with a well outfitted camp, two home cooked meals, and a sack lunch each day. 1 knowledgeable guide per two hunters will assist you on your adventure. This trip is 5 days of hunting and 1 day of travel at each end for a total of 7 days. As with all of our trips nothing is spared to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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Rifle Wilderness Pack-in:

5 Days - Guided: $4,250

Wilderness Pack-in Drop Camps

A great hunt for the do-it-yourself hunter. Traditional wall tent camp packed deep into the Uncompahgre Wilderness. We supply a well furnished camp (sleeping tent, cook tent with complete kitchen, cots, lanterns, propane heaters. We pack you in and out, check on you mid week and pack your game out as you get it. You furnish your own food and guide yourself (we provide you with topo maps and GPS coordinates of the best spots).

We offer drop cams in both limited unit 66, and over-the-counter unit 65. Archery hunts are 6 days and rifle hunts are 5 days with a day in advance and after to pack in and out. There is a 4 hunter minimum for rifle and 2 hunter minimum for archery.

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Archery Drop Camp:

6 Days: $1,950

Rifle Drop Camp:

5 Days: $2,150