55000 Acres

Southern CO Outfitting Business for Sale(NO DEEDED PROPERTY)

3931 County rd 122, Hesperus, Colorado 81326 | La Plata County


Outfitting Business in Scenic Southern Colorado For Sale:

 An exceptional opportunity to own an outfitting business in the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Colorado near Durango. Operating under Special Use Permits on National Forest, fall hunting takes place in GMU 77, and summer permits cover GMU’s 75,751,74,71,77, and 711. 2022 Elk Draw odds for non-residents  were Archery 100% draw with 0 preference points. Muzzleloader was 100% draw with 1 preference point. 1st Rifle 93% draw with 0 preference points. 2nd and 3rd rifle are sold Over the Counter and are unlimited. All deer hunting in Colorado is by draw only. Spanning approximately 55,000 acres within the Piedra Special Management area, this business offers an unparalleled experience for outdoor enthusiasts and hunters alike. In the early 1990s the area was nominated for Wilderness designation; however, due to efforts by the Colorado Outfitters Association, it was designated a "special management area" in 1992. This distinctive status ensures that all travel within the area is restricted to horseback and foot travel, preserving the serenity and rugged beauty of the region. 

Prime Hunting Territory in Colorado GMU 77  :

Encompassing a varied topography of benchy terrain and dense timber, the hunting permit area is a haven for wildlife. The expansive North and East facing slopes are adorned with towering ponderosa pines, aspen groves, and coniferous forests. Scrub and Gamble oak add to the habitat, particularly on the South faces, catering to the deer population. The landscape is graced with numerous springs and water features, ensuring a steady water supply for the diverse game throughout elevation changes ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 feet.

Colorado Trophy Elk and Mule Deer Hunting:

The game in this region is both abundant and diverse. A resident elk herd finds refuge almost year-round, with their migration only taking them south to the New Mexico State line during the harshest winter months. Recent winters have even seen the resident elk remain in the area due to minimal snowpack. The river drainage serves as a vital migratory corridor for high country animals and reflects the richness of the wildlife population. 

For over 30 years, this outfitter has cultivated a tradition of success and conservation. The resident mule deer population, characterized by its flightiness, offers a consistent hunting experience. Migratory deer, on the other hand, provide an excellent opportunity for successful hunts during the 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. The outfitter's commitment to sustainable practices is evident in their discouragement of cow hunts, prioritizing the well-being of the resident elk herd.

Productive and Efficient Outfitting Business For Sale:

The business model has evolved to emphasize efficiency while providing exceptional customer service. Full-service drop camps allow hunters to experience the thrill of the hunt on their own, supported by nightly radio communication, daily game retrieval, and a minimized employee and stock presence. This approach has resulted in a robust bottom-line performance, with 60-80 hunters served annually and staggered camp dates to ensure proper area rest and customer care.


The outfitting business boasts a proven track record of success, with drop camp clients enjoying a 30% rifle success rate and up to 50% success with muzzleloaders. Archery hunters achieve a 10-15% success rate. All success is measured by the meat in the freezer, emphasizing the ethical and sustainable aspects of the hunts. The surrounding natural beauty, combined with the consistent quality of game, forms the cornerstone of this outfitting business's reputation.

Turn-Key Outfitting Business with room to expand:

Outfit comes turn-key with all stock, tack, camp equipment, trailers, and an impressive book of business to get started. In addition to the expansive hunting grounds and established reputation, the new owner will inherit valuable assets, including custom topo maps with GPS coordinates and scouting information developed over 30 years. The summer permits for horseback tours, camping, and fishing could be utilized more to greatly increase revenues. This business stands as a testament to the owner's dedication to delivering outstanding hunting experiences while fostering responsible land and wildlife management practices. With its rich legacy and potential for growth, this outfitting business in Southern Colorado offers a unique chance for enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to make their mark in the heart of wilderness paradise

Property Features

  • Turn-key Outfitting Business
  • Wilderness Outfitting Business
  • Trophy elk and Mule Deer
  • Stock and Equipment Included
  • Gary Hubbell, ALC
  • Loren Williams CO land broker
  • Colorado GMU 77 Hunting
  • Summer Horseback Tours Camping
  • Mountain Property
  • Recreational Property
  • Businesses for Sale
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Call Loren (970) 314-0324

Property Details

Street Address:

  3931 County rd 122





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  United States


  La Plata

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