7 Night Rifle Hunt

Circle K Ranch

Escape with us to the beauty of the majestic San Juan Mountains! Find the quiet serenity and adventure that you’ve been longing for… CIRCLE K GUEST RANCH AND HUNTING OUTFITTERS.

At Circle K Ranch, we are passionate about providing an atmosphere and experiences that foster a meaningful connection with the people and things that matter most to you! Whether that’s family, nature, friends, horses, or maybe a deeper connection with God, you will find opportunities for all the above and more!

Feed your soul on the beauty around you!

Make memories!

Experience the magic of an Equine Connection!

Nurture your spirit!

Partner with a horse to explore the beauty of our backcountry!

Unwind and enjoy the healing sounds of the river while fishing or sitting on your riverside deck!

Find your inner wild @ Circle K Ranch and Outfitters!

A Colorado Guest Ranch and licensed Colorado Outfitter, Circle K offers family-oriented western dude ranch vacations, high country horseback riding and southwest Colorado elk and mule deer hunting without the high price tag or minimum stay requirements of resort lodging.

We are a Non Structured Guest Ranch where YOU plan your own individual, family and group activities. Do as much or as little as you would like for a tailor-made vacation that suits your style and budget! For those who prefer an all-inclusive package, we offer several choices to choose from.

Circle K Guest Ranch is nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains between Dolores and Telluride in Southwest Colorado. Our Guest Ranch is ideally situated near the Bear Creek and Calico Trail Heads (among many others), the historic mining towns of Rico and Telluride, and the archaeological wonder known as Mesa Verde National Park.

About this trip

Southwest Colorado elk, mule deer or black bear hunting, with all the comforts of home!

Our Non-Guided Hunt for those who are tired of camping out and want a nice warm bed, hot showers, home-cooked meals, and a large lodge fireplace to sit around in the evenings, not to mention FREE WIFI. Hunting area begins 1/4 mile in any direction from Circle K Ranch lodge. Most of our hunters kill their game within 8 miles of the lodge. This hunt includes 7 nights lodging, all the food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks you want, our advice on where and how to hunt our area, pack service to get your trophy out, topographic maps and pick up of your party at the Cortez or Telluride airports. Includes everything except sleeping bag, personal gear, transportation for hunting, rifle and game license.

Archery – Muzzleloader…$2,000 ea.

Rifle Hunts…$2,200 ea.

Extend your hunt for only $90.00 per night each

Guided Elk and Mule Deer Hunts in the San Juan Mountains

Our experienced hunting guides will make your SW Colorado elk or deer hunt a rewarding adventure

Five-day hunt includes seven nights lodging and meals at the ranch, your personal horse, the services of a professional guide and his horse and/or truck. Includes everything except your sleeping bag, personal gear, rifle, and game license.

1 on 1 2 on 1 3-4 on 1

Archery – Muzzle $4,950 $4,300 ea. $3,800 ea.

Rifle Hunts $5,300 $4,500 ea. $3,900 ea.

Combo – Hunt, Add $500 $400 ea. $300 ea.

Drop Camp Elk and Mule Deer Hunts near Dolores and Telluride

Our drop camp tent set up is in prime habitat for mule deer and elk hunting in the San Juan Mountains

Complete tent camp with equipment set up. You bring your own food, sleeping bag with a foam pad and drop cloth or cot, personal gear, rifle, and game license. We provide all the rest and pack you in and back out with game for a 5 to 12 DAY HUNT (plus one day pack in and one day pack out). The Drop Camp Hunt is for those who like to rough it a little, camp out under the stars, and just get close to mother nature. Hunting area starts at your tent door. Add the cost of horses if you prefer to have them in camp.


2 hunters/camp $2,400 ea. $2,600 ea.

3 hunters/camp $2,200 ea. $2,400 ea.

4+ hunters/camp $2,100 ea. $2,300 ea.

Circle K Ranch Southwest Colorado Hunting Guide Service

Hunting guides are available on a daily basis subject to availability

There are times when our fully guided parties bag their deer and elk during the early part of the season. Although you cannot book a guide in advance on a daily basis, we can provide a guide during the hunt subject to his availability. Includes services of a guide and his horse and/or truck. Specify when you book your economy hunt that you want a guide for one or more days if available.

Daily guide fee is in addition to economy fee and includes a horse. Deduct $75 if you booked a horse with your economy hunt or prefer to hunt without a horse.

1 Hunter/Guide……..$450/day

2 Hunters/Guide…$350/day ea.

Circle K Ranch Hunting and Packing Horses

Get back into remote Southwest Colorado elk and deer hunting areas rested and ready for the hunt!

Our gentle and sure-footed mountain horses will allow you to cover a lot of country! Especially recommended for those who do not exercise regularly or who live near sea level. The full hunt booking (minimum fee) provides you with a horse for up to 12 days and includes tack, feed and daily trailering to local trailheads. Daily delivery and pickup of horses apply only to clients staying at the ranch. Our horses are usually booked up (by the hunt) well in advance of each hunt. Daily rental of horses is therefore subject to availability during the hunt and may not be reserved in advance. Colorado Guide and Outfitter Association Rental Forms are used. Horse rental fees shown are for those who have booked a hunt with us. Add 10% without a booked hunt.


1st & 2nd Rifle Hunts…$680

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Other Trips We Provide
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Target game:
Rocky Mountain Elk
Whitetail Deer
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