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"Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit."

Edward Abbey

Welcome to BackCountry Outfitters

Your homebase for the best big game hunting in

southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico

Elk - Mule Deer - Big Horn Sheep

Antelope - Black Bear

Since 1967, we've led guided big game hunts throughout Colorado's San Juan Mountain range, Weminuche Wilderness, and Piedra Primitive Area. Join us to hunt over 500,000 acres including Big Game Unit 77! In addition to Colorado, we also hunt a vast range of northwest New Mexico. 
BackCountry Outfitters is a fully licensed, full time outfitter. We are committed to your experience; we'll do everything to ensure that you have a successful, exciting, and enjoyable time while on any of our variety of hunts. We know you can hunt anywhere, so we want to make sure our service matches the beauty of our surroundings!
We are located in southwest Colorado. 20 miles west of Pagosa Springs, and 40 miles east of Durango. Our base of operations rests where Highway 160 meets the Piedra River (mile marker 121.5) in Chimney Rock Colorado.


Rifle, Muzzleload,

& Archery Hunts

In Colorado

Horse pack into one of our wilderness camps at least 8500' elevation. You'll have 5 days of hunting in some of the most pristine locations. We regularly put 25-30" mule deer bucks in our sights!


Rifle, Muzzleload,

& Archery Hunts

In Colorado

These are 7 day pack trips with high success rates! We offer multiple wilderness camps at up to 11,500' elevation. This terrain is home to many quality 6x6 and 5x5 bull elk!


Rifle Hunts

In New Mexico

Hunters of all ages will take 3-day trip to one of our ranches in northwest New Mexico. You'll be hunting on an 18 square mile range.

We've recorded bucks 16" and up!

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