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Hunting in Yampa Valley

One of the best big-game hunting areas in Colorado, Hayden is the perfect basecamp to hunt to elk, pronghorn antelope, deer, bear, mountain lion and more.



Big Game Hunting

Hayden is perfectly positioned to offer some of the best hunting opportunities in Northern Colorado. With abundant elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and even black bear and mountain lion populations, hunters from all over come to Hayden to share in our hunting heritage. Conveniently located near one of the largest elk herds in the state, you’re almost guaranteed you’ll be able to fill your tag in Hayden. 


Where to Hunt

Located near the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and within the Yampa Valley, Hayden is the perfect home base for your hunting trip. 

Hayden is front and center to thousands of acres of public lands from National Forests, BLM, and State Land Board. Access to those areas can be found at the following links:



Fill Your Tag and More

Whether this is your first time hunting in Hayden, or you’ve been traveling to the area for years, here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit. We value our hunting communities’ contribution to conservation. While you’re in town, stop in our local restaurants and businesses!


Where to Stay

If you’re traveling with an RV or trailer, we recommend hooking up at Routt County Fairgrounds. They have a dump station, water hookups and hot showers. 


Where to Eat

You can’t live off trail mix all week! Stop into one of our local restaurants and brewery to fuel up for each day and cheers to tags filled.


Hunting Guides and Resources

Local Guides: 

Big Rack Outfitters 

In Range Outfitters

Motherwell Ranch

Cross Mountain Ranch

Northern Colorado Hunting Resources: 

NW Colorado Hunting Guide

Hunting Planner