Any avid big game hunter would put a Colorado Elk Hunt at the top of their bucket list. Colorado is known as one of the best locations for elk, mule deer, black bear, and other big game. The most challenging and elusive, however, is elk, and hunting elk is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Colorado during the fall hunting season.
Since Colorado Elk Hunting has become so popular, the Colorado Department of Wildlife provides a limited number of elk permits throughout the state. In this way, the population of elk is maintained to a healthy herd limit while still offering hunters the accessibility to a successful hunt. Most often, a hunter books his trip months in advance and takes a great deal of preparation.
The game management units established by the Colorado Department of Wildlife have become famous hunting areas, especially those directly accessible in Grand County. Game management units (GMUs) 18, 27, 28 37, and 181 are all within easy reach of Winter Park and The Viking Lodge.
Hunting is Expensive
Weapons, fuel, lodging, permits, clothes, ammunition, vacation (or sick) time from work, food, and lodging all play into the cost of a hunt trip. The Viking Lodge strives to keep this cost as manageable as possible so you can enjoy your hunt. Just steps (literally) away from some of Colorado’s best elk hunting locations, we offer single and double rooms (some with kitchens) at the most competitive pricing in the area!
Guides are also an important feature, not to be forgotten. Guides provide expert local knowledge, game migration patterns, Colorado hunting laws, lunch, and someone to help carry out that Rocky Mountain Trophy Bull. This can be an expensive addition to your Colorado hunt, but should be thought of more as an investment.
Don’t forget to call us to help with lodging for your next Colorado hunting trip.