Destination... Steamboat Lake

Steamboat Lake

At our Steamboat Lake Destination we are able to offer a full range activities including: hunting, fishing, horseback riding, pack trips, and many more. We are just 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs, near Routt National Forest and stunning Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Whether you're here for a horseback ride, pack trip or hunt you can expect the best in accommodations and service. Our knowledgeable guides and packers will take you to places in the wilderness that you will never forget. Mountains, lakes, meadows, timber, wild flowers, and wildlife-We have it all! Our staff is hard working and professional. It is our job and privilege to expose fellow outdoor enthusiasts to wild and otherwise inaccessible places.

The state of Colorado is divided into Game Management Units. Our Steamboat Lake destination has Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service Permits that allow us to outfit on a number of different units. Game Management Units include GMU #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#14,#211,#214,#131,#201,#301, and#441.

This destination is located in Northwest Colorado, and we operate on private property, BLM Land and the National Forest. Elk and Deer hunts are primarily in GMU's 14 and 214. Mountain lion and trophy elk hunts take place in the Brown's Park area GMU's 2 and 201. Black bear hunts are based in unit #214 near Clark. Trophy deer hunters are taken into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area GMU # 14.

What's Offered at Steamboat Lake

Elk Hunting

We offer archery, muzzleloader, and rifle elk hunts .  Choose from wilderness guided or ranch house guided hunts.  

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Horseback Trail Rides

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation, all from horseback.  Our gentle horses are ready for new or experienced riders.  

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Deer Hunting

We offer archery, muzzleloader, and rifle deer hunts.  For hunters with bonus points, you have an opportunity at a great trophy!  

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DIY Drop Camps

For the experienced hunters who enjoy doing things on their own, we offer wilderness drop camps.

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Fishing Expeditions

Bring the family for a true western experience and fish some of the finest cold water fishing that Colorado has to offer.

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Base Camp Hunts

Hunters wanting a wilderness hunt, without staying in it, we offer fully guided hunts out of our base camp cabins.

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From Denver to Steamboat Springs

Traveling west on Interstate 70 (take the exit toward Grand Junction), approximately 68 miles to the Silverthorne exit #205, onto Colorado Highway #9. Turning right at the bottom of the exit ramp will put you on Highway #9, which will take you to Kremmling, approximately 40 miles northwest of Silverthorne. When you get to Kremmling, turn left (west) at the first stop light, onto Highway 40, which will take you into Steamboat Springs, approximately 51 miles.

From Steamboat Springs to Steamboat Lake

Our Steamboat Lake operation operates primarily out of the small Town of Clark.  Traveling west on Hwy 40, drive through the downtown area of Steamboat Springs. On the far west end of town, the last stop light is at the corner of Hwy 40 and Routt County Road #129 (also called Elk River Road). Turn north (right) onto Routt County Road #129. Make note of your odometer reading. The drive up the Elk River Valley is gorgeous, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, about 45 - 50 minutes is sufficient. You'll arrive to the small community of Clark at the 18 mile marker.

Colorado Outfitters, LLC
19495 County Road 17
Craig, CO 81625
(970) 319-4866

What Our Clients Say

Myself, Mike Cigich and Marty Moyer would like to thank you for an awesome experience!

Thanks again for the experience!

Your satisfied client - Adam Walker

I waited 25 years to draw this tag and I can't say enough about how Colorado Outfitters made my dream come true!

Ricky Taaffee

Our wilderness pack in trip with Colorado Outfitters was top notch from beginning to end. The quality of the Guides, horses, meals and accommodations were superb.

The Reid Family

I had the good fortune to choose Outfitters as the professional guide service for my Colorado Moose hunt. I can recommend Colorado Outfitters with the highest confidence.

Mark Sampson

I had a great time fishing at Colorado Outfitters last summer! This was my first time here. Needless to say, I'll be back as fishing, scenery and horses were great!

Paul Winterman

State of Colorado Outfitters Registration #733

Colorado Outfitters, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and provider, authorized by special use permits from the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office to operate on the White River and Routt National Forests.