Know before you go: Expect significant weekday delays along US 50 between Montrose and Gunnison during the summer of 2022. For information on this project and opening windows for travel, visit us50info.com. There will also be nighttime delays along US 550 in Montrose.
Soap Mesa Outfitters offers quality guided elk and mule deer hunts in Colorado. We cater to rifle hunters.
Our spectacular 3500+ acre private ranch overlooks Blue Mesa Reservoir, Soap Creek, and the Gunnison National Forest. We also have a National Forest Permit which provides an additional 8000+ acres with near utter seclusion due to its limited access. Unit 54 is our management unit, and we sit north & west of Blue Mesa Dam. We are located about 40 miles from Montrose, Colorado; 25 miles from Gunnison, Colorado; and each has a municipal airport. If you wish to fly in, we can pick you up at the airport gate.
If you prefer to drive, we will meet you in Montrose or Gunnison the day before your hunt starts. After getting licenses and other essential items, we head for camp. Before arriving at camp, we’ll make a quick stop at the rifle range to verify that everyone’s rifles and scopes are sighted in due to problems that can occur while traveling.
The terrain elevation ranges from 7,500 to 9,500 feet and is extremely easy to hunt. To get where we need to be, we use 4×4 vehicles and side by side ATVs. Horses are not used. Conserving our local herds is very important to us, so we only allow five or six hunters per season.
During your stay with us, you will be warm and comfortable in our heated mountain cabin which has hot and cold running water; electricity is powered by a quiet generator, full bathrooms including a sizeable hot shower, two toilets, and two sinks. We provide oversized bunk beds and mattresses with the top bunks customarily used for storage and personal gear. Our camp cook takes care of all the meals in a fully furnished kitchen.