West Elks Wilderness, Gunnison, Colorado, 81230
Excellent elk hunting and high-country mule deer hunting is the hallmark of this Western Colorado outfitting business for sale. Hunting area covers roughly 10,000 acres but this sale has NO DEEDED LAND! West Elk Wilderness Outfitters operates west of Gunnison, Colorado, in an area that is famous for its excellent big game hunting. The West Elks Wilderness is accessible primarily by foot and horseback and encompasses a vast expanse of the Colorado Rockies between Gunnison and the small towns of Crawford and Paonia. This business has a special use permit from the US Forest Service to conduct hunting expeditions and overnight pack trips by foot and horseback into the wilderness. The scenery in this area is splendid.
West Elk Wilderness Outfitters has been in business for 18 years and has a very good reputation for providing quality service. The business has a total of 272 service days and is capable of hosting up to 45 big game hunters a year, with a total of 6 assigned campsites for both drop camp and fully guided big game hunts. Success is excellent for branch-antlered bull elk and the occasional trophy mule deer buck. A good percentage of hunters are able to harvest solid 5x5 and 6x6 bulls.
Colorado GMU 54 outfitting business for sale—over-the-counter elk tags
Colorado has a limited license draw system for certain areas, and it can take years to accumulate enough preference points to draw a tag. This outfitting business is located in Colorado Game Management Unit 54, which is an over-the-counter unit for archery and second and third rifle seasons.
Summer pack trips and wilderness expeditions
The business is also permitted for overnight pack trips and horseback rides into the wilderness. Camp locations are at high elevations in the West Elks Wilderness, with lots of wildflowers and spectacular scenery.
Excellent set of outfitting equipment for this Colorado business for sale
West Elk Wilderness Outfitters is offered with an excellent set of equipment to ensure that the new owner is equipped for success. Included with the sale is a 2004 Dodge diesel truck, two 24-foot stock trailers, a 30-foot equipment trailer, 13 riding saddles, 10 packsaddles, bridles, halters, and a generous assortment of tack. Camp equipment includes (7) 14x16 wall tents, (4) 16x20 wall tents, and three other wall tents, as well as all the necessary cots, sleeping pads, stoves, saws, and various camp gear for a comfortable camp. The outfitter is open to selling his string of 15 experienced mountain horses and mules to the right buyer.
Books available and bookings are strong—owner will guide through 2021 seasons
This business is in excellent condition and the owner has a strong book of business. He will outfit his 2021 clients through the upcoming hunting season and hopes to turn over the reins to a new owner after the conclusion of the 2021 season. Tax returns and P&L statements are available with the submittal of a non-disclosure agreement.