Trapper Divide Elk Hunting Ranch: Those who know elk hunting like the backs of their hands have little dispute with Craig, Colorado’s claim as the “Elk Hunting Capital of the World.” Northwest Colorado in general is elk paradise, with good water, unspoiled habitat, moderate elevations and hundreds of square miles of virtually unpopulated country. In the heart of this unspoiled territory lies Trapper Divide Ranch, with over 3000 nicely-blocked acres of prime elk country, and only five miles from Craig itself. As a family or hunting retreat, Trapper Divide Ranch is “good to go” for a wildlife experience to equal any in the West.
On the western edge of the Williams Fork Mountains, the Trapper Divide Ranch is nestled among rolling hills from approximately 6800 to 7900 feet, which is ideal for growing stands of oak brush and aspen, which occur throughout the property. Sagebrush and grasses grow where the oak brush does not, and this mix is perfect for large herds of elk and mule deer year-round. Elk tags are available over the counter, and the ranch qualifies for landowner deer tags. Mountain lion, pronghorn, and black bear are also frequently seen on the ranch. Rifle, archery and black powder hunters will be equally delighted with the big game opportunities here.