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Knight Canyon

We are a full time, family run outfitting company, offering guided hunts, drop camps, and packing services for Elk, Deer,  Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Desert Big Horn Sheep, and even Black Bear! We provide small group hunts for about 4-5 people. This allows us to offer a level of service and attention to detail that is unmatched. Stay in our lodge and get home cooked meals during your entire stay, or even opt to stay out on the land and under the stars.

est. 2002

Knight Canyon Outfitters started it's own company and hunts in 2002, but​ has been in the hunting business for over 30 years. Knight Canyon Outfitters operates on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management "BLM" lands within the San Juan, Uncompaghre, and Grand Masa National Forests. Private land hunts are also available.

Knight Canyon Outfitters is a permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison and San Juan National Forest.

Equal Opportunity Service Provider.

Lane Cone, CO

Norwood, CO

Our hunts are located in a remote area in Southwest Colorado in Game Management Units 61, 70, and S64. Early season archery and muzzleloader hunting are done at higher elevations near the mountain tops and as the snow depth increases we hunt the lower elevations. Most hunts are in Game Management Unit (G.M.U.) 61 and 70. Colorado License #2233.

Hunting Seasons



Land Units

September - November
September - November
September (Draw Only)
*Can be added to any deer or elk season license
Mountain Lion
November - April
December - February
Desert Big Horn Sheep
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TestimonialsReference Availability Upon Request

"Knight Canyon Outfitters gave my father and I the trip of a lifetime, Besides being immersed in beautiful Colorado, we had a fantastic experience hunting elk for the first time. My father and I each tagged a bull elk and were thrilled to bring the trophies home. Bill and his family provided outstanding hospitality and treated us like family, We enjoyed staying at the lodge and the food was delicious. My father and I are looking forward to returning to Knight Canyon Outfitters for more hunting experiences"
- Tim

"What an amazing mountain lion hunting experience! It was the bow hunt of a lifetime. My
family gave this guided hunt as a gift and booked it with Knight Canyon Outfitters. Bill and
Wade were amazing and patient. They have a fantastic working knowledge of the area and the
game they hunt. The dogs were well trained and wouldn't stop until the cat was treed. The
memories from that hunt are some that I will remember forever. I would highly recommend
booking with Knight Canyon. You will not be disappointed."
- Kristi

"My wife and I hunted Elk and Mule Deer with Knight Canyon Outfitters. This was my second time hunting with Bill. He and his family are welcoming and showed us a great time. We really enjoy the beautiful country and being able to get the full western hunting experience. I was able to harvest a mature bull the first trip out there. Our second and most recent trip ended with me harvesting my first Mule deer buck and my wife harvesting a mature 6x6 bull elk with a shot at 885 yards. Neither me, my wife, or Bill were able to contain our excitement when the elk went down just 10 feet from where he was shot. Being from Michigan, the higher elevation that you encounter in the mountains can be challenging. Bill had no problem accommodating for this while still getting us in great hunting locations and on game. We would highly recommend Knight Canyon Outfitters to anyone looking to hunt western big game."
- Ethan & Becca

Scouting Report

Because we perform thorough scouting, we give you the best shot at the the largest animals our units have to offer. Peak hunting season starts in the fall and starts at higher elevations where the animals were congregating during the summer. As the weather gets colder, the animals and the hunting move lower in elevation to escape the cold and snowfall. Certain hunts are best performed after fresh snowfall, such as Mountain Lion and Bobcat.