Moffat County State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas


The Yampa River in Moffat County
The Yampa River in Moffat County

Moffat County State Trust Lands

 
Bakers Peak
At highways 13 and 40 in Craig, go north on highway 13 for 24 miles to CR 101. Turn and go east on CR 101 for 1.5 miles.
ACRES: 12,393
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, rabbits, sage grouse, coyote
RESTRICTIONS: No camping; no motor vehicles off state or county roads; only portable hunting blinds allowed; foot or horseback access only
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Bald Mountain
Unit 1: Go north on CR 19 from Maybell for 15 miles to CR 150. Turn and go west on CR 150 for 1/2 mile. Unit 2: Go north from Maybell on CR 19 for 10 miles to CR 71, turn and go west on CR 71 to CR 71S, then go south on CR 71S another 2.5 miles. Units 3 & 4: Go west from Maybell on Highway 318 for 15 miles to CR 21. Turn north onto CR 21. Unit 3 is 9 miles north of Highway 318. Unit 4 is 14 miles north of Highway 318 and straddles CR 21.
ACRES: 6,887
OPEN: August 16 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, sage grouse, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No campfires, no motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Ben Morgan Canyon
Go 23 miles north of Meeker on Highway13. Turn west on CR 17 and go to CR 32. Go west from there 11 miles to CR 55. Follow that 2.5 miles to parking area.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game.
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Big Hole Gulch
Go 40 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, then turn west and follow CR 4 for 15 miles.
ACRES: 1,847
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year round for fishing.
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No camping or campfires; only portable hunting blinds allowed.
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Boston Flats
Go northwest of Maybell 3.5 miles on Highway 318. Property is north of the highway with parking in between. No roads, walk-in access only.
ACRES: 104
OPEN: Year round for fishing and watchable wildlife, hunting from September 1 to February 28 only.
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only
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Box Elder
From Hamilton, take Highway 13 south for 11 miles to CR 17. Turn west (right) and go 1.5 miles to CR 51, then go another mile to CR 32, and then another 8.5 miles to BLM access.
ACRES: 628
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only
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Box Elder North
Go 23 miles north of Meeker on Highway 13. Then go west on CR 32 for 7 miles to parking area.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
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Castor Gulch
Go south from Craig on Highway 13 for about 14 miles to CR 93. Turn east and go 1/2 mile. Signs designate area for hunting. Part of the property is state trust land, part private land.
ACRES: 320
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, mountain lion, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Cedar Springs
Go 8 miles west of Maybell on Highway 40, then turn and go south on CR 23 about 2 miles. Vehicle access on CR 23 and BLM 1558.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Motorized vehicles allowed only on designated roads.
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Cedars
From Craig, go north 38 miles on Highway 13 to CR 2, then turn and go east on CR 2 for 6.5 miles.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, sage grouse, coyote, rabbits
RESTRICTIONS: Only portable hunting blinds allowed; no camping; foot or horseback access only.
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Citadel
From Meeker, go north on Highway 64 to CR 71. Take that north to Indian Valley Truck Trail, then go north another 12 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
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Cold Springs Mountain
Go northwest from Maybell on Highway 318 for 41 miles to CR 10N. Turn and go north on CR 10N for 8 miles. A lot of the property is west of CR 10N on top of Cold Springs Mountain, but it is mixed with BLM and private land. 2,495 acres east of CR 10N is also mixed with BLM and private land. 4WD recommended if traveling CR 167 or BLM 2007.
ACRES: 26,509
OPEN: August 1 to December 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, blue grouse, sage grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads; camping allowed only during big game seasons.
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Cross Mountain
From Maybell, take Highway 40 southwest for 16 miles to mile marker 44, then go north on Deer Lodge Park Road about 2.5 miles to BLM easement.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads
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Elk Springs #1
Go to mile marker 42 on Highway 40 west of Maybell. Turn south on BLM 1509 and go 9 miles through Section 36, then turn northwest. The private property in Sagebrush Draw (portions of Sections 14, 23, 26) open to hunting. Enter south end through Section 26.
ACRES: 800
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, deer, mountain lion, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only
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Elk Springs #3
Go 3/4 mile west of Elk Springs on Highway 40, then go south on BLM road. Property is split by BLM road.
ACRES: 1,680
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Fortification
Go north from Craig for 9.5 miles on Highway 13.
ACRES: 1,866
OPEN: Day after 4th rifle season through last day of late season in December for hunting.
HUNTING: Elk
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Access and hunting allowed through Frosty Acres Ranch only. Call 970-824-8935 or 970-824-9568 for reservations.
  • Hunting restricted to cow elk.
  • Foot access only.
  • Access from parking area off Highway 13 only.

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Godiva Rim
Take Highway 318 northwest from Maybell to CR 21. Turn and go north on CR 21 about 4 miles to BLM Godiva Rim access road 2124. Go east on BLM 2124 about 7 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Motor vehicles restricted to BLM 2124; no campfires.
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Greasewood
Six parcels:

  1. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 21, then further north on CR 21 for 1.5 miles, then east on two-track road to Red Wash Butte.
  2. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 21, then further north on CR 21 to CR 50. Go east on CR 50 for 5 miles.
  3. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 21, then further north on CR 21 to CR 42. Go east on CR 42 for 8.5 miles.
  4. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 8, go east on CR 8 to CR 6, then head northeast on CR 6/CR 44 for 4.5 miles.
  5. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 8, then east on CR 8 to CR 8N, then north on CR 8N for 1.25 miles.
  6. Go north from Maybell on CR 19 to CR 8, then east to CR 8N. Property is on the northeast side of the intersection.

ACRES: 3,518
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, rabbits, sage grouse
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only.
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Great Divide
Go northwest from Craig on CR 7 to CR 5, then east on CR 5 to CR 118, then north on CR 118 for 1/4 mile.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No vehicles off county roads; no campfires; only portable hunting blinds allowed.
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Homestead
Take Highway 318 west from Maybell for 10 miles, then turn and go southwest on CR 10 for 6 miles. At intersection with BLM Road 1686, turn and go south on BLM road for 1 more mile.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No campfires; foot or horseback access only.
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Iles Grove
To east parcel: go south from Craig on Highway 13 to 4 miles south of Hamilton and 1 mile east of mile maker 70.4 (that's on the west boundary of the property). To west parcel: go south from Craig on Highway 13 to 5.5 miles south of Hamilton and 1 mile west of mile marker 70.4, turn and go south on CR 49 for 1 mile to parking area.
ACRES: 2,079
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Jeffway Gulch
Go 14 miles south of Craig on Highway 13 to Highway 317, turn and go east on Highway 317 for 7.5 miles to CR 33. Go north 1.25 miles on CR 33 to property. There's a horse gate at the southeast corner.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Jimmy Dunn Gulch
Go 5 miles north of Hayden on Highway 40 to CR 80, then go north on CR 80 for 2.5 miles to property on west side of CR 80.
ACRES: 5,558
OPEN: Last Saturday in August to February 28
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Hunters may be limited through a mandatory check station to control overcrowding, resource damage or trespassing on neighboring private properties; foot or horseback access only.
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Jubb Creek
Go 23 miles north of Meeker on Highway 13, turn and go west on CR 17 to CR 32, then go west again 1/2 mile to parking area.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Little Snake
Go 15 miles northwest of Maybell on Highway 318 to CR 21, then go north on CR 21 about 3.5 miles.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, rabbits
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only
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Maybell
Go north of Maybell 1.5 miles on CR 19. Property is east and west of CR 19, north of Yampa River. CR 19 bisects property north/south and is primary access. Access also from Highway 40, 4.5 miles east of Maybell and off Highway 318, west of Maybell near town of Sunbeam.
ACRES: 9,208
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year round for fishing.
HUNTING: Elk, deer, small game
FISHING: Cold water stream
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads; camping allowed as posted; foot or horseback access only.
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Monument Butte
Go south of Hamilton 3 miles on Highway 13 to Yellow Jacket Pass Road (CR 45). Go south on CR 45 for 4 miles to parking area.
ACRES: 653
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, rabbits, grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off county road; foot or horseback access only.
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Morapos Creek
Go 2 miles south of Hamilton on Highway 13, then go south on CR 41 for 2 miles to access on BLM land. Access is steep and up to 2 miles from CR. Game retrieval may be difficult.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Access from parking lot on BLM land off county road on south side of property only; foot or horseback access only.
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Morgan Gulch
Go south from Craig on Highway 13 to Axial Basin. Then go west on CR 51 to CR 32, turn onto CR 32 and go 4 miles. CR 32 runs through the property. CR 133 runs through north part of property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn,small game
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Oxbow
Go 17 miles northwest of Maybell on Highway 318 to parking area on south side of property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, doves, small game, waterfowl
FISHING: In Oxbow area only of Little Snake River.
RESTRICTIONS: Open for youth mentor hunting as posted, call 970-824-3046; open for watching wildlife March 1 to August 15 only above natural bluff 75 yards from water on north edge of property.
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Peck Mesa
Take Highway 318 northwest from Maybell to CR 10, turn south on CR 10 and go about 2 miles. The property is to the north of CR 10.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game.
RESTRICTIONS: No campfires; motor vehicles restricted to CR 10; only portable hunting blinds allowed.
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Pine Tree Gulch
East of Maybell, go south of Highway 40 on CR 57 for 12 miles.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, small game.
RESTRICTIONS: Access only from parking area on CR 57; foot or horseback access only.
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Pinon Ridge
Go west from Meeker on Highway 64 to CR 77, then go north on CR 77 to BLM Road 1509.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
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Pole Gulch
Go 39 miles north from Craig on Highway 13 to CR 4, then go west on CR 4 for 1.75 miles. Property is south of CR 4 and extends 5 miles west of CR 9.
ACRES: 11,026
OPEN: August 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads; only portable hunting blinds allowed.
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Rattlesnake Hill
Go west on Highway 40 from Craig for 27 miles, turn south on CR 57 (Price Creek Road) and go 5 miles to CR 32. Turn south on CR 32 and go 4 miles to the parking area and walk-through access gate at the northeast corner of the property. There's a second walk-through gate on the drift fence in the southeast quarter.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, rabbits, sage grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No hunting within the 1/4 mile safety zone along the eastern boundary, as posted; foot or horseback access only.
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Sagebrush Draw
Go east of Maybell on Highway 40 to mile marker 42, then turn south on BLM Road 1509 and go 5 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, rabbits, doves, sage grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Simsberry Draw
From Maybell, go west on Highway 318 for 10 miles to BLM Road 2122, then go north 2.5 miles.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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South Duffy Mountain
Go south from Craig on Highway 13 to CR 51, then go west 2 miles to CR 17, then turn and go north 5 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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South Nipple Rim
Go north on CR 19 from Maybell for 12 miles to CR 21. Then turn and go north 11 more miles to CR 7, then head north 2 more miles to CR 4. Follow CR 4 west for 9 miles to CR 66, then go south to the property.
ACRES: 19,962
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year round for watching wildlife.
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, coyote.
RESTRICTIONS: No shooting within 100 feet of buildings or corrals as posted; no motor vehicles off designated roads; foot or horseback access only.
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Temple Canyon
Go southwest from Craig on Highway 40 for 27 miles to CR 57 (Price Creek Road). Turn south to Rattlesnake Hill. Access via Rattlesnake Hill and BLM land, about 3 miles.
ACRES: 637
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, small game, birds
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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Thornburg Draw
Go west from Maybell for 5 miles on Highway 40, then turn south on BLM Road 1558 and go about 1/4 mile.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Triangle
Immediately west of Maybell off Highways 40 and 318.
ACRES: 1,021
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Willow Creek
Go north from Craig for 29 miles on Highway 13 to CR 101, then go 7 miles northeast on CR 101 to CR 70. Then go 3 miles east on CR 70. Property is another 1/4 mile northeast through BLM land.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
HUNTING: Elk, deer, mountain lion, pronghorn, small game
RESTRICTIONS: No campfires; foot or horseback access only.

 

Moffat County State Wildlife Areas

 
Bitter Brush
OPEN: May 1 to January 14
RESTRICTIONS: No camping or fires allowed; No vehicles allowed off the county roads.
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Brown's Park
Several units, all 40+ miles northwest of Maybell off Highway 318.
ACRES: 2,226
HUNTING: Deer, pronghorn, elk, small game, sage and blue grouse, dove, waterfowl
FISHING: Coldwater stream
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, camping.
RESTRICTIONS: Calloway Unit closed in posted area.
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Elkhead Lake
RESTRICTIONS:

  • No boating allowed if it creates a whitewater wake north of buoy line or within 100 yards of boat ramp.
  • No camping allowed.
  • Closed within 50 feet of spillway.
  • Field trials may be authorized in February, March, August, and September only.

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Little Snake
Go 17 miles north of Maybell on CR 19. CR 19 travels across the property.
ACRES: 4,860
HUNTING: Deer, pronghorn, small game, sage grouse
RECREATION: Hiking, camping, wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: No camping allowed except in self-contained camping units 3 days before the start of regular big game seasons until 3 days after the end of regular big game seasons.

 
Elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow
 

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