Our Offerings

Whether it is hunting Elk, Mule deer, or Bear in the beautiful Mountains of Colorado or taking a Horseback rides with amazing views, we are the Outfitter for your family & you! We also do Summer & Fall Pack Trips and Horseback riding combined with River Rafting.

Conveniently located in the beautiful South Routt Yampa Valley, just 45 minutes south of Steamboat Springs on Highway 131.

Our Elk hunting camp offers you the old-fashioned pack in style adventure. It is located in the back country of Colorado's unit #15. Our permit covers 52,000 acres of forest.

Our summer Wilderness pack trips take place in the Flattops Wilderness area. The ride to base camp is about an hour & half, along with experienced wranglers and fishing guides is a recipe for a trip of a life time for all ages, the high mountain lakes are simply spectacular, with a lot of trail's for riding and great fishing for cutthroat and brook trout.

We customize the trip to fit your needs, along with great food, a very comfortable camp, makes for great memories for years to come, however we know you will be back, check out our summer pack trip section for more details, early booking is essential for this trip.

On our Fall pack trips enjoy Colorado's beautiful fall colors and crisp mountain air, the sounds of Elk bugling and the warmth of a camp fire. Bring your cameras for a photography opportunity you won't forget.

Our “Saddles & Paddles” day adventures let you enjoy the magic of Colorado from our favorite perspectives – from the back of a horse and riding the rapids! Colorado's High Lonesome Outfitters teams up with multiple Colorado River Guide companies for a double fun filled day.

We are committed to giving you a high quality hunt or horseback riding experience and are very proud of the fact that so many of our hunters & riders have become such great friends.

Click on each of the buttons to explore each of our offerings further and look forward to hearing for you all!

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Colorado Outfitters License #3542
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Permitted by Routt National Forest
Veteran Owned & Operated


Thank you for hosting a life-affirming pack trip into the Flat Tops last week--an experience for the ages.

Your horses, as always, were lively and responsive, so much fun to ride. The campsite was neat, shady, cozy, completely ready when we arrived. The tents were roomy - your cots the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on while camping - I woke refreshed and well rested every morning to the crackle of the campfire and the smell of brewing coffee. Speaking of coffee, we loved your food - grilled steaks and asparagus, tender Dutch oven chicken and dumplings, steaming hot Dutch oven peach cobbler, s’mores, savory breakfasts hot off the griddle.

We'll never forget the sublime scenery: the fire-red alpenglow reflected in Sand Lake our first night; the dramatic snow-encrusted Flat Tops cliffs as we rode below them; the wildflowers; the beaver damns and crystal-clear creeks; the three elk checking us out from across the meadow; the sky so big and blue. Nor, of course, will we forget riding and fishing and hiking and laughing and whittling (sorry about breaking your knife!!) and playing games by campfire. No phones. No internet. No television. Not another soul within miles. Time to let go, to unwind, to pay attention, to rediscover the depths of our souls and the love in our hearts.

--Here's a LINK to a 2-min video Jack took of the trip. He gives his permission for you to use it in any promotional materials. ;-)
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Sincerely---Mary FitzSimons

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful experience today. The day was designed to create memories that will sustain us in the brief break between my last two months away from family, and my two months in Afghanistan, with only this week in between. Tim and Cole were fantastic guides - both very personable, knowledgeable and fun to be around. They obviously know their business and enjoy what they do. That's infectious and made the beautiful day all the more wonderful. The horses were all impressive and well-mannered, and the ride was breath-takingly beautiful. The price was very reasonable, especially when coupled with the Saddle and Paddle day package.

Thanks again, Kevin

Wow, we had a fantastic time on our ride!! Thank you so much. We will be back next time we are in Steamboat. happy riding.

Sallie & Ron ~ Pennsylvania

Thank you so much for letting Lauren ride Molly the mule. You made her trip to the mountains very memorable. We hope to see you in the future!

Jerry, Debbie and Lauren ~ Denver, Colorado

I wanted to drop a note to say again how much I enjoyed hunting with you and the rest of your staff at Colorado's High Lonesome Outfitters. I have been on a few guided hunts in my past and this was by far the greatest and finest hunt that I have been on. I look forward to hunting with your team again in the near future. Next time I hope to get a good bull. but like I said to you last week "harvesting a bull is just the icing on the cake". It is great that I now no longer have to look for guides or hunts. Again, you and your team Tom, Jason, Joe, Melvin & Matt made this hunt for me.

Adios Amigo!
Randy ~ North Carolina

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien