What to Expect

Experience a fully guided 5-day hunt for elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, or desert bighorn sheep. Extra days can be added upon request. Our hunter to guide ratio is 2 to 1, but 1 on 1 is available. We pack out your taken big game in the San Juan and Uncompaghre National Forests. Accommodations include a fully furnished lodge with four beds, 2 bathrooms, a small bar, and living space. Staying in lodge gets you 3 cooked meals a day. Small groups of 2 may be booked with another small group to use all available lodging. You also have the option for drop camp accommodations in Unit 70. Drop camps include high quality, commercial grade tents, thick-padded cots, and a stove. Drop camps do all their own cooking. All hunt packages include game pack out services.

Before Your Trip

First take a look at the Colorado hunting season calendar and give us a call to check availability. We can also provide any additional information and answer any questions you have. You will also need to get your hunting licenses in order. Some licenses are selected via a draw system, so it’s important to plan in advance. You may also want to consider arriving a couple of days in advance to acclimate to the elevation.  Our lodge is at an elevation of 7500 feet.Then once all the arrangements have been made, make sure to gather all your gear and take some time to practice shooting too! You want to give yourself the best chance at your prize trophy.

- Get your hunting license(s)
- Make your travel arrangements
- Gather any necessary gear
- Ship any items out before your trip if necessary
- Target practice
- Research taxidermists to prepare your trophy

Not sure what you need? Just ask - we are happy to provide advice.

Where to Stay

Of course, your trip includes comfortable accommodations in our homestyle lodge. Our lodge includes one large bedroom with an attached bathroom, a second bedroom can sleep 3, and a common living area with a bar. Small groups of 2 may be booked with another small group to use all available lodging. We also prepare 3 meals per day for you. However, if you would like to spend some time before or after your hunt in the surrounding area, there are 4 airports nearby with hotel accomodations in the vicinity. Extend your trip to explore the magnificent beauty in this region of the country.  We are within proximity of a number of National Parks, including the Mesa Verde National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

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"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

Check Availability

Get in touch with us just to make sure your preferred dates are open. These are fully guided, exclusive hunts that last almost a week, so spots are somewhat limited and are first come, first served. Reserve your hunting experience with Knight Canyon Outfitters!

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