La Garita Wilderness

“The wilderness,” as we call it, is our home away from home. There is nothing more pure and pristine than a wilderness area and with nearly 130,000 acres and at 10,000 feet above sea level, La Garita sets the bar.

We provide a complete pack string of horses to transport you, your equipment and, hopefully, your bull to or from camp. Although, we use horses every hunt, you should be prepared to do some challenging hikes, especially if you are on an archery hunt.

We have two camps set up every year and operate in one or the other. This allows us to move freely between camps if necessary to follow the ever-changing elk herds. The “upper” camp, where archery and muzzle loader hunts begin, is a beautiful 5.5-mile horseback journey along the Middle Fork of the Saguache Creek. We operate our rifle hunts from the “lower” camp, which is a quick one-mile hike from the trailhead. We have a complete camp set up including large tents, cots, wood stoves, a dining tent, etc. We even pack in a propane-heated shower.


Hunting Packages
Type of Hunt


Fully-Guided Hunts

Three home-cooked meals per day
Experienced guides
Heated tents with cots
Horses to get you, your belongings, and game in and out

$4000 (muzzleloader,
archery, & first rifle)

Drop Camps

Fully equipped camp, excluding food and personal items
Horses to get you to and from camp

$1800 / person

Pack-In Camps

We use our pack string to get you and your camp in and out of the woods

$750 / person
* All dates and rates are subject to change.