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Drop Camps

Drop camps are perfect for hunters who don’t require guides!

We pack you and your gear in and out of a fully-equipped camp in a prime Routt National Forest hunting location.

  • Drop camps include: tents, stoves, cooking and eating utensils, a lantern, cots and pads
  • You provide your own food and personal gear
  • Each camp is approximately a two-hour horseback ride from the trail head
  • Drop camps are available for rifle, archery, and muzzleloading hunts in units 5, 14, 161, and 214
  • We do not leave horses in drop camps


  • Public land: Starting at $3,000/person
  • Minimum of 2 people per camp
  • Drop camps fill up quickly – early booking is highly recommended
  • A deposit is required to hold reservations

Steamboat Hunting Drop Camps

  • Permitted in Game Management Units 5, 14, 161, and 214 – drop camps are primarily located in Units 14, 161, and 214
  • Price includes base camp accommodations, packing you and your personal gear in and out of camp, and packing your trophy and meat out of camp
  • All drop camps are accessed by horse – we take everything in and out on horseback, but we do not leave horses in any of our drop camps
  • Drop camps areas provide good hunting for deer and elk within moderate walking distance of camp
  • Base camp includes: tent, cots, kitchen, wood stove, lanterns, propane cooking stoves, propane, basic cooking necessities, dishes, axe, shovel, saw, and latrine
  • Firewood is easily obtained near camp, but is not stacked in camp
  • Water is available in or near camps, but should be treated/boiled to ensure safety
  • Guests provide personal gear, weapon and ammunition, license, and all food needed for the duration of the trip
  • Hunting license and season info: Colorado Department of Wildlife
  • Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you list of suggested items to bring

Archery and muzzleloading camps are available, too – please call 970.879.3495 for more details!