Hunting

Surrounded on three sides by National Forest, Three Forks Ranch offers our hunters more than 50,000 acres of epic scenery, unmatched exclusivity, and healthy big-game herds of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope.

Our robust combination of limitless adventure and ultimate luxury is unrivaled in North America and keeps hunters returning year after year. In fact, 85% of our hunting guests rebook for the following season, a true testament to the Three Forks experience and a boon to the camaraderie it fosters.

Your expert Three Forks guide will immerse you in a rare “true hunt” — fair chase, spotting, and stalking — with absolutely no high fences anywhere. We take immense pride in our status as one of Colorado’s premier Ranching for Wildlife properties, which demonstrates our dedication to wildlife conservation.

When you’re not hunting, try your hand at our other activities, including 3D archery, sporting clays, fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Perhaps unwind and recharge with a decadent treatment at our Roaring Forks Spa or a soak in one of its hot tubs. Finally, retreat to the finest lodging, where you’ll enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from your private chef, ample beverages and snacks, daily housekeeping, and all the comforts of home (and then some).

At Three Forks Ranch, the thrill of the hunt unfolds over each hour of your stay — from the rapid thump of your heartbeat as you’re surrounded by a herd of elk, to the blood-rush of a tug on your fly line, to the slow-down you crave as you land in your luxury lodge for delectable meals and comfortable sleeps that will soothe your soul (and your soles).

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread."

Edward Abbey

Fall

Northwestern Colorado boasts one of the largest elk herds in the world, and Three Forks Ranch happens to be right in the middle of it. Our free-ranging herd swells to nearly 6,000 head in the Fall. Colorado’s Ranching for Wildlife program allows us to start hunting September 1 by any legal method. That’s right: We are hunting bull elk with a rifle during the rut. Usually reserved only for archery hunters, this rifle hunt is filled with bugling bulls, called in by our experienced, elk-hunting guides. This is a license-guaranteed hunt. No draw.

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Mule Deer Hunting

Mule deer hunting might well be the crème de la crème of big game hunting. Each year at Three Forks Ranch, we harvest a number of trophy bucks. We offer a very limited number of licenses on our 50,000 deeded acres, which has dramatically increased the size of our bucks. Experience the hunt of your dreams at Three Forks Ranch. Your ultimate trophy awaits.

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Pronghorns

The resident pronghorn antelope herd on Three Forks Ranch approaches 600 head. Each year we harvest fewer than 15 bucks. The pronghorn antelope hunt has become a favorite combination hunt, tied to a mule deer or elk hunt. This nomad of the prairie will test your spot-and-stalk skills, as well as your long-range shooting prowess.

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Employee Spotlight Brian Jarrell

Role

Director of Recreation

Years of Service

13

Favorite Activities

Fly Fishing

About Brian Jarrell

Brian has been fly fishing and professionally guiding for nearly two decades. He assumed the role of Recreation Director in the spring of 2013 and we are thrilled to have Brian, his wife and three daughters living here at Three Forks.

Hunting Details

Pricing

All hunts are six-night, five-day adventures. The dates listed below begin on your arrival day and end on your departure day. The following hunt rates are per person and include the following: round-trip transportation from Hayden, Colorado, or Dixon, Wyoming, airports to Three Forks Ranch; accommodations based on double occupancy; all meals, drinks, and snacks; 2×1 guiding; transportation in the field; field dressing; complimentary day of fly fishing; and complimentary 50-shot sporting clay shoot. Additional activities available at a la carte rates. Three Forks Ranch is a non-tipping destination. 

CRITICAL INFORMTION: A Hunter Safety Card is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1949. NO EXCEPTIONS. Hunter must be in possession of his/her Hunter Safety Card at the time of licensing. Photocopies of Hunter Safety Cards, course completion certificates, or out-of-state hunting licenses are not acceptable substitutions.

SEPTEMBER

  • 8/31-9/6
  • 9/6-9/12
  • 9/12-9/18
  • 9/18-9/30

OCTOBER

  • 9/30-10/6
  • 10/6-10/12
  • 10/12-10/18
  • 10/18-10/24
  • Elk Hunts

    $10,500/person

  • Mule Deer Hunts

    $10,500/person

  • Pronghorn Antelope Hunts (Add-On)

    $5,000/person

Important Information

*Any double or triple combo hunt entitles you to a one-on-one personal guide at no additional charge.

Non-hunting companions may accompany hunters at either our a la carte rate of $795 per person per day or our all-inclusive rate of $1,695 per person per day.

The following items are not included in the above rates: All airfare, hunting license, taxidermy, meat processing, incidental charges, and customary tax and service charges. Single occupancy is an additional $300 per person per night. One-on-one guiding is an additional $1,750 per week (unless you have purchased a double or triple combo, which entitles you to one-on-one personal guiding). A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your hunting reservation. Your balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. All payments are non-refundable, unless a replacement hunter can be found.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

 

HUNTER SAFETY: CRITICAL INFORMATION

A Hunter Safety Card is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1949. NO EXCEPTIONS. Hunter must be in possession of his/her Hunter Safety Card at the time of licensing. Photocopies of Hunter Safety Cards, course completion certificates, or out-of-state hunting licenses are not acceptable substitutions.