Colorado is a hunter’s home state, no doubt about it. Hunters and other outdoor sports aficionados are great contributors to the conservation and maintenance of wildlife resources. How is this done? Taxes, of course! The last act in effect is the Sportfish Restoration Act, passed in 1950, which excise taxes on outdoor equipment, firearms, ammo, fuel and more.

Grizzly bear sitting on the grass. Coastal Brown Bear, AlaskaClear Creek County is no exception to this act, and the money collected aids in the improvement of parks facilities and accesses to lakes and rivers. It is through restrained hunting, under licensed regulations, that wildlife populations are also kept under control. Mile Hi Rafting Company, just 30 minutes from Denver, offers outdoor adventure for everyone in the family. We offer ATV and UTV tours, full overnight camping excursions, and we help you in planning the perfect hunting trip too.

What to hunt at Clear Creek County

Hunting fans know there are two main categories: Big Game and Small Game hunting. Wildlife in Clear Creek County, Colorado, makes it possible to satisfy both kinds of hunters. For Big Game enthusiasts, you may find elk, deer, black bear, bighorn sheep and mountain lion. Small Game hunters can easily find: hare, rabbit, coyote, fox, prairie dogs, squirrel, and a wide variety of birds (don’t forget the turkey!). Different types of licenses and courses can be obtained at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website.

Best areas to hunt at Clear Creek County

  • Bakerville: Open from September 1 to February 28, this foot access only 320 acres property is the place to find elk, deer, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, black bear, blue grouse, ptarmigan, rabbits and snow hares.
  • Bergen Peak: is a State Wildlife Area where camping and fires are not allowed. Horseback access is permitted and hunters may find elk, deer, squirrel and blue grouse.
  • Mount Evans: is another US Wilderness Area, part of the Arapaho National Forest and the Pike National Forest. It is open from June 15 to December 3, camping and vehicles are permitted under restrictions. Hunters may find elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, blue grouse and small game.

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Mile Hi Rafting’s convenient location makes it an ideal destination for day trips and vacations.  Whether you are heading out for your day of adventure or coming back from one-stop by for an ATV tour to finish your day.  Come see us for your next adventure!!

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