2018 Guided Hunt Information
$ 3800 per Hunter
Where we hunt
Ripple Creek Lodge's guided hunts take you deep into the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of Northwest Colorado, These hunts are conducted entirely on horseback in Game Management Unit 24 on the White River National Forest. A federally designated Wilderness Area and home to the worlds largest Elk herd, the Flat Tops offers our guided hunters a unique adventure into remote rugged backcountry of some of the countries finest Elk habitat. A mix of small open meadows, aspen covered mountainsides, large stands of spruce, pine and fir forests hold a tremendous Elk population and an abundance of additional wildlife including Mule Deer, Black Bear and Moose.
Each hunting party will have their own cabin at the Ripple Creek Lodge complex. The cabins can sleep anywhere from 3 to 5 hunters and have kitchen facilities, running hot and cold water, full bathrooms and are furnished with bedding and towels. There are laundry and ice facilities are on site as well.
Meals are served in the Lodge family or banquet style for both breakfast and Dinner during your entire stay. A pack lunch will be provided to each hunter for their day out in the field.
Our seasoned stock will carry you into the backcountry each day of your hunt. Ripple Creek Lodge has a strict weight limit of 250lbs on our horses to insure a safe trip into our hunting areas. Please be prepared to ride for at least a few hours each day on rugged trails in order to reach our remote hunting areas.
What to expect:
Colorado wilderness weather is very extreme during the fall months. We often see the lows well below freezing at night and mid 50’s to 60’s during the day time. It is essential to be prepared for all temperatures and moisture conditions. Layering warm waterproof clothing is the best way to accomplish this. Dress with a thermal base layer, followed with a light weight t-shirt, then a warm hoodie or sweatshirt and covered with an insulated waterproof shell.
Please allow to arrive at the Lodge at least one day prior to the beginning of the season so that staff can size you up to a horse and saddle and your body can acclimatize to the Rocky Mountain elevation.