Cabelas Outdoor Adventures hunting and fishing trips

Colorado Affordable Elk/Deer Combo

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Owen Meyer with his first elk

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One of the most difficult things to discover in the world of big-game hunting is a quality elk hunting operation offered at an affordable price. Save yourself the grief and aggravation and take advantage of the free research already conducted by Cabela's Outdoor Adventures. There are three different hunting scenarios to choose from. The most affordable trip takes place on the National Forest, via pack-in horseback, and is conducted from a comfortable wall tent camp. A step up from this option is a hunt on the forest conducted from comfortable cabins.The premier trip takes place from a deluxe lodge and offers 5,000 acres of private land at your disposal. All trips offer free mule deer hunting if you can draw the tag (70% chance of drawing).


2014: $3,800 National Forest Tent Camp
$4,000 National Forest Cabin Camp
$4,500 private land with deluxe lodge. Add $800 for (1x1) hunts.


Approx. dates: Oct. 12-16 (elk only), Oct. 19-23 (elk/deer), Nov. 2-6 (elk/deer)




2x1 guide service,accommodations, all meals and trophy care. All cabins have running water, electricity and full baths. All hunts are five days, with an additional pre-season arrival and post-season departure day.


Airfare, license, gratuity, personal items.


Fly to Denver, CO. rent a vehicle and drive to camp near Hayden.

Approximate License Costs

Elk $554, deer $334. 1st and 4th season elk permits are on a draw, 2nd and 3rd season elk permits are available over-the-counter. Deer permits are on a draw. Outfitter will assist with application, deadline April 1. Hunter safety card is required if born after Jan. 1, 1949.

Physical Requirement Level

3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.