Peak To Creek Outfitters Durango Silverton Cortez

Rifle - Drop Camps & Guided Hunts

Drop Camps

Colorado elk rifle drop camps are an affordable elk drop camp, and very productive for putting meat in the freezer. Many of our rifle elk are taken at distances of less than 200 yards, but the hunter who can shoot well may enjoy the chance of shooting their Colorado bull elk at 400 to 600 yards.

The First Rifle Season starts around Mid October and is a limited draw season. Apply Early! This is a fantastic time to hunt since the elk haven't seen much pressure from hunters.

The Second Rifle Season begins near the end of October, when snowfallis a probable occurrence. The snow that falls in the High Country gets the elk moving. Seeing large herds moving about becomes more likely. Second Rifle Season tags are unlimited and available over the counter at numerous retailers.

The Third Rifle Season is a great season because snow is very likely to fall in substantial guantities. This really gets the elk and mule deer moving and makes them easier to track.

The Fourth Season is limited draw only in same units 75 & 751. During Fourth rifle Season elk are moving through our area from higher elevations for a reprive from the snow and to find more abundant food sources. This is a productive Season in early November. Dress warmly.

Guided Hunts

Guided Hunts are great for hunters who are looking for the best opportunity to be more successful in there hunt our guides are very knowledgeable of this area and know all the hiding holes elk go to, these hunts or set up as one Hunter or you and your buddy on one guide , this camp holds up to four hunters we supply one awesome cook great menu outfitter wall tents cots ( bring your own pad) Woodstoves tarps on the floor a dining tent and lots of great hunting stories around the nightly campfire, we access this camp through private land and hunt National forest this access allows us to be more secluded, we limit the hunts in this area for better success and less pressure on our elk so book your hunt today for a memorable dream hunt call for pricing.

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Deluxe Drop Camps

Your Colorado elk and mule deer hunt will begin with your party meeting us at our trailhead which originates on private property in the midst of the San Juan National Forest. We'll ride approximately two hours to arrive in good elk and mule deer habitat where you'll be hunting right out of the camp.

Your Colorado drop camp will be well equipped with everything you need. You'll need to bring your food, clothes, and personal gear, and everything else is already in camp.

Weather can often times have a big effect on a hunt, and usually, the nastier uglier the weather the better the elk movement. Snow in the Colorado high country get the elk moving and bring elk out of higher elevations increasing the concentration of animals.

Our Camp

Our Camps are located in game abundant areas, and range in elevation from 8500’ to 10,000’ feet. The hunting area is vast and ranges up to nearly 12,000’ feet.

We will provide you with a recommended gear list when you book your hunting adventure.

Drop Camps are equipped with:

large canvas sleeping tent lanterns/fuel cooking pots and pans
large canvas cook tent plates and utensils dining table
sturdy cots cut firewood prep table
drinking water wash basin latrine
wood stove
gas cook stove/fuel
shovel axe

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Quick Contact

Keith Johnston - Owner
12161 County RD 240 Durango
Phone/Fax 850-322-6270

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Alerts & Other Info

Colorado Outfitting License # 2720

• Bonded and Insured

Note: Hunter Safety card required for anyone born after January 1, 1949.

2023 & 24 Hunting season news

2023 was another successful year for Peak to Creek Outfitters. Former business owner, Preston, retired and sold the business to Keith and Amanda Johnston. Keith has been in the hunting business for over 20 years and is looking forward to getting to know current clients and expanding to others. He is the field guy and leaves the computer work to his wife, Amanda. They are thankful to have the opportunity to maintain and grow this established business while providing an outstanding hunting experience for each and every person who chooses Peak to Creek Outfitters.

2024 Calendar/Hunting Dates

  • Archery:
    September 2nd - 30th
  • Muzzleloader:
    September 14th - 22nd
  • 1st Rifle Season:
    October 12th - 16th
  • 2nd Rifle Season:
    October 26th - November 3rd
  • 3rd Rifle Season:
    November 9th - 13th

2024 Rates

Note: Most hunters who apply for Elk tags in 1st and 4th Rifle Season Draw without any preference points in our unit75/751

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