Big Game Hunting                              

Ripple Creek Lodge offers quality big game hunts into White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness Area of northwest Colorado's game management unit (GMU) 24. At Ripple Creek Lodge we offer two tremendous hunting opportunities for hunters looking to experience the best of Colorado's backcountry. 

2019 Guide Hunts - $4200 per person

Guided hunts are based from the Lodge and include; Accommodations, meals, guides and game packing. During your guided hunt you will stay in one of our historic cabins and travel on horseback each day into the Flat Tops Wilderness to access primitive hunting areas. At the end of the day you'll return to the comfort of your cabin and dine on western cuisine in the Lodge's dining room. 

Drop Camp Hunts - $1800 per person

Drop camp hunts include; The camp, your pack in and out on horseback and game packing. The camps are set prior to your arrival and placed in prime Elk habitat, they contain all the supplies you'll need for a stay in the Colorado wilderness. Hunters wanting to hunt in this unique backcountry setting will hunt on their own, on foot and be able to take advantage of prime wilderness hunting.  

At Ripple Creek Lodge we want to make your hunt the experience of a lifetime. To enhance your experience we offer free airport pick up and drop off, free game delivery to our local processor and on site European mounting for your trophy.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions regarding our hunts or Colorado hunting license and regulation information.

2018 Hunt Dates

*Archery-August 25-September 23

*Muzzeleloader September 8-16

*1st Rifle October 13-17

2nd Rifle-October 22-28

3rd Rifle- November 3-11

3rd Rifle-November 4-12  

 *Requires a limited license. 
   Applications due April 3rd 2018

2019 Hunt Dates

*Archery-August 31-September 29

*Muzzleloader-September 14-22

*1st Rifle October 12-16

2nd Rifle-October 21-27

3rd Rifle- November 2-10

 *Requires a limited license. 
   Applications due April 2nd 2018




Ripple Creek Lodge has a strict maximum weight limit of 250lbs on our horses for hunters wanting a guided or drop camp hunt.   

Refund Policy:

100% of the deposit is refunded is the hunt is canceled by the 1st Tuesday in April.

50% of the deposit is refunded if the hunt is canceled between the 1st Tuesday in April and 30 days prior to the start of the hunt.

There will not be a refund issued if your hunt is canceled less than 30 days prior to the start of the hunt.  

You may also apply your deposit to a later season at anytime for 100% credit

All refunds are issued on July 1st