Outdoor Recreation in Central Mountains Region

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Conservation's Latest Problem? Not Enough Hunters
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No matter how you feel about hunting, it provides a lot of funding for state wildlife agencies. Now, fewer Americans are hunting, and that system is breaking down.

 

2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - Colorado
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This survey reports results from interviews with U.S. residents 16 years of age and older about their fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching experiences in the year 2011.

 

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

 

Recommendations for Responsible Oil and Gas Development
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This report outlines sportsmen’s recommendations for responsible energy development in the Rocky Mountain West—a platform and prescription for development that accommodates our energy needs without sacrificing our Western heritage.

 

Conserving lands and prosperity - Seeking a proper balance between conservation and development in the Rocky Mountain West
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More than half of the land in the Western United states is managed by state and federal governments (Jackson, 1995). Public lands in the seven Rocky Mountain States alone cover an area roughly 7.5 ...

 

Hunters - A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (74)
There are 74 resources serving Central Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Central Mountains Region
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
5barN Outfitters
Brady Noble - Creede, CO
Adkisson Outdoors
Grant Adkisson - Canon City, CO
AEI Guide & Outfitter
Lewie Foltz - Almont, CO
AEI Outfitter
- Almont, CO
AJ Brink Outfitters
Jim Brink - Gypsum, CO
Budges Wilderness Lodge
Nelson Stutzman - Dotsero, CO
Cadwell Outfitters
Curtis Cadwell - Powderhorn, CO
Colorado Guide & Outfitter
- Gunnison, CO
Colorado Outfitters Association
- Dillon, CO
Commander And Company, LTD
Terry Commander - Somerset, CO
Cowboy Camp Outfitters
Robert Port - Golden, CO
Elk Glade Outfitters LLC
- Gould Creek, CO
Fawn Gulch Outfitters
Troy Ross - Pagosa Springs , CO
Flat Tops Wilderness Guides
Cliff Gray - Eagle, CO
Geneva Park Outfitters, LLC
- Bailey, CO
Gunnison Country Outfitters
Nick Ray - Gunnison, CO
Gypsum Creek Outfitters, LTD
Tim Andrews - Red Cliff, CO
Gypsum Creek Outfitters, Ltd.
John Jodrie - Gypsum, CO
H & H Outfitting
John & Tawny Halandras - Meeker, CO
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting
Tom Burch - Leadville, CO
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting LLC
Tom Burch - Leadville, CO
High Creek Outfitters
- Canon City, CO
Highlands Unlimited
Jennifer & Geoff Burbey - Hesperus, CO
Horn Fork Guides, LTD
Joe Boucher - Buena Vista, CO
Horn Fork Guides, Ltd.
- Buena Vista, CO
Hubbard Creek Outfitters & Pack Station
Larry Allen - Hotchkiss, CO
Independence Pass Outfitting Company, LLC
- Aspen, CO
J & D Outfitters & Guide Service, Inc.
- Peyton, CO
J and J Guide and Outfitters
Joe Grisenti - Penrose, CO
KB Outdoors
Kyle Lopez - Divide, CO
Key's Guide & Outfitting
Joe Keys - Clifton, CO
Keyah Grande Outfitters, LLC
Michael Iguchi - Pagosa Springs, CO
Lazy F Bar Outfitters
- Gunnison, CO
Lobo Outfitters
- Pagosa Springs, CO
Luark Ranch & Outfitters
Pat & Niki Luark - Burns, CO
Matschee Guide Service
Tim Matschee - Denver, CO
Mule Creek Outfitters
"Kelly Gottus, Mike Gottus, Brenda Myers, Randy Myers" - Lake George, CO
Myers Hunting Services, Inc.
Don and Phyllis Myers - Hamilton, CO
Outwest Guides, LLC
Dwight Cox - Marble, CO
Over The Hill Outfitters
Randy & Terry Palmer - Durango, CO
Peak to Creek Outfitters, Inc.
- Bayfield, CO
Powderhorn Primitive Outfitters
Monte Rustad - Gunnison, CO
Red Feather Guides & Outfitting
Arnie Schlottman - Gypsum, CO
Rio Brazos Outfitters
- Santa Fe, NM
Robert Preo
- Grand Juction, CO
Sangre De Cristo Outfitters
Tom & Bill Schulze - Westclife , CO
Sawbuck Outfitters Colorado Hunts
Joseph Cisler - Crawford, CO
Snowmass Creek Outfitters
- Snowmass, CO
Tenderfoot Outfitters.
- Gunnison, CO
The Gunnison Country Guide Service
- Gunnison, CO
Track'em Outfitters
Bill Canterbury - Howard, CO
Turner Guide Service
Mark Turner - Idaho Springs, CO
Ute Trail Guide Service
Casey Everett/Joey Taverna - Salida, CO
Weekend Warrior Outdoors LLC
Ryan Johnson - Gunnison , CO
West Elk Wilderness Outfitters
- Gunnison, CO
Yampa Valley Outfitters, LLC
- Maybell, CO
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Cain Planting Company
Hunt Ark Duck - McCrory, AR
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hull Forest Products
- Pomfret Center, CT
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Lease Magazine
- Castle Rock, CO
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
LandTrust
- Bozeman, MT
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Ranching for Wildlife Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
Lodges and Ranches
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Luark Ranch & Outfitters
Pat & Niki Luark - Burns, CO
North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge
Dean and Karen Kaiser - Shawnee, CO
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- Wheatland, WY
Tarryall River Ranch
- Lake George, CO

 Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism

   
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Colorado Roots
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Use this guide to get inspired by all the historic, culinary, ranch and farm, and cultural activities to be found across Colorado, and start planning your trip itinerary today.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals (114)
There are 114 resources serving Central Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Central Mountains Region
Agritourism
ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch
- Basalt, CO
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Big Hat Ranch
- McCoy, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Colon Orchards
Mannie Colon - Cañon City, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery - Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Diana's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
- Ca?on City, CO
Happy Apple Farm
- Penrose, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center
- Salida, CO
Jenkins Farms Apple Valley Orchard
- Penrose, CO
Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy
- Buena Vista, CO
Mountain Roots Food Project
Lyndie Kenlon - Healthy Futures AmeriCorps Program Director - Gunnison, CO
Tarryall River Ranch
- Lake George, CO
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
- Cañon City, CO
Ecotourism
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Bicycle Colorado
Dan Grunig - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Brad Henley
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southeast Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
- Golden, CO
Dan Zimmerer
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Statewide - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Eleven Mile State Park
- Lake George, CO
Joe Lewandowski
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Durango, CO
Mueller State Park
- Divide, CO
North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge
Dean and Karen Kaiser - Shawnee, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Spinney Mountain State Park
- Lake George, CO
Staunton State Park
- Pine, CO
Sylvan Lake State Park
- Eagle, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center
- Avon, CO
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan Pringle - Gunnison, CO
Wilderness Aware Rafting
- Buena Vista, CO
Wilderness Bud and Breakfast
Southwest Wilderness Experience - Pagosa Springs, CO
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
5barN Outfitters
Brady Noble - Creede, CO
Adkisson Outdoors
Grant Adkisson - Canon City, CO
AEI Guide & Outfitter
Lewie Foltz - Almont, CO
AEI Outfitter
- Almont, CO
AJ Brink Outfitters
Jim Brink - Gypsum, CO
Budges Wilderness Lodge
Nelson Stutzman - Dotsero, CO
Cadwell Outfitters
Curtis Cadwell - Powderhorn, CO
Colorado Guide & Outfitter
- Gunnison, CO
Colorado Outfitters Association
- Dillon, CO
Commander And Company, LTD
Terry Commander - Somerset, CO
Cowboy Camp Outfitters
Robert Port - Golden, CO
Elk Glade Outfitters LLC
- Gould Creek, CO
Fawn Gulch Outfitters
Troy Ross - Pagosa Springs , CO
Flat Tops Wilderness Guides
Cliff Gray - Eagle, CO
Geneva Park Outfitters, LLC
- Bailey, CO
Gunnison Country Outfitters
Nick Ray - Gunnison, CO
Gypsum Creek Outfitters, LTD
Tim Andrews - Red Cliff, CO
Gypsum Creek Outfitters, Ltd.
John Jodrie - Gypsum, CO
H & H Outfitting
John & Tawny Halandras - Meeker, CO
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting
Tom Burch - Leadville, CO
Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting LLC
Tom Burch - Leadville, CO
High Creek Outfitters
- Canon City, CO
Highlands Unlimited
Jennifer & Geoff Burbey - Hesperus, CO
Horn Fork Guides, LTD
Joe Boucher - Buena Vista, CO
Horn Fork Guides, Ltd.
- Buena Vista, CO
Hubbard Creek Outfitters & Pack Station
Larry Allen - Hotchkiss, CO
Independence Pass Outfitting Company, LLC
- Aspen, CO
J & D Outfitters & Guide Service, Inc.
- Peyton, CO
J and J Guide and Outfitters
Joe Grisenti - Penrose, CO
KB Outdoors
Kyle Lopez - Divide, CO
Key's Guide & Outfitting
Joe Keys - Clifton, CO
Keyah Grande Outfitters, LLC
Michael Iguchi - Pagosa Springs, CO
Lazy F Bar Outfitters
- Gunnison, CO
Lobo Outfitters
- Pagosa Springs, CO
Luark Ranch & Outfitters
Pat & Niki Luark - Burns, CO
Matschee Guide Service
Tim Matschee - Denver, CO
Mule Creek Outfitters
"Kelly Gottus, Mike Gottus, Brenda Myers, Randy Myers" - Lake George, CO
Myers Hunting Services, Inc.
Don and Phyllis Myers - Hamilton, CO
Outwest Guides, LLC
Dwight Cox - Marble, CO
Over The Hill Outfitters
Randy & Terry Palmer - Durango, CO
Peak to Creek Outfitters, Inc.
- Bayfield, CO
Powderhorn Primitive Outfitters
Monte Rustad - Gunnison, CO
Red Feather Guides & Outfitting
Arnie Schlottman - Gypsum, CO
Rio Brazos Outfitters
- Santa Fe, NM
Robert Preo
- Grand Juction, CO
Sangre De Cristo Outfitters
Tom & Bill Schulze - Westclife , CO
Sawbuck Outfitters Colorado Hunts
Joseph Cisler - Crawford, CO
Snowmass Creek Outfitters
- Snowmass, CO
Tenderfoot Outfitters.
- Gunnison, CO
The Gunnison Country Guide Service
- Gunnison, CO
Track'em Outfitters
Bill Canterbury - Howard, CO
Turner Guide Service
Mark Turner - Idaho Springs, CO
Ute Trail Guide Service
Casey Everett/Joey Taverna - Salida, CO
Weekend Warrior Outdoors LLC
Ryan Johnson - Gunnison , CO
West Elk Wilderness Outfitters
- Gunnison, CO
Yampa Valley Outfitters, LLC
- Maybell, CO
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Cain Planting Company
Hunt Ark Duck - McCrory, AR
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hull Forest Products
- Pomfret Center, CT
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Lease Magazine
- Castle Rock, CO
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
LandTrust
- Bozeman, MT
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Ranching for Wildlife Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
Lodges and Ranches
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Luark Ranch & Outfitters
Pat & Niki Luark - Burns, CO
North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge
Dean and Karen Kaiser - Shawnee, CO
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- Wheatland, WY
Tarryall River Ranch
- Lake George, CO

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - Colorado
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This survey reports results from interviews with U.S. residents 16 years of age and older about their fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching experiences in the year 2011.

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
By:

A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (55)
There are 55 resources serving Central Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Central Mountains Region
Agritourism
ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch
- Basalt, CO
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Big Hat Ranch
- McCoy, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Colon Orchards
Mannie Colon - Cañon City, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery - Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Diana's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
- Ca?on City, CO
Happy Apple Farm
- Penrose, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center
- Salida, CO
Jenkins Farms Apple Valley Orchard
- Penrose, CO
Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy
- Buena Vista, CO
Mountain Roots Food Project
Lyndie Kenlon - Healthy Futures AmeriCorps Program Director - Gunnison, CO
Tarryall River Ranch
- Lake George, CO
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
- Cañon City, CO
Campgrounds
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Eleven Mile State Park
- Lake George, CO
Mueller State Park
- Divide, CO
Sylvan Lake State Park
- Eagle, CO
Wilderness Bud and Breakfast
Southwest Wilderness Experience - Pagosa Springs, CO
Ecotourism
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Bicycle Colorado
Dan Grunig - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Brad Henley
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southeast Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
- Golden, CO
Dan Zimmerer
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Statewide - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Eleven Mile State Park
- Lake George, CO
Joe Lewandowski
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Durango, CO
Mueller State Park
- Divide, CO
North Fork Ranch & Fishing Lodge
Dean and Karen Kaiser - Shawnee, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Spinney Mountain State Park
- Lake George, CO
Staunton State Park
- Pine, CO
Sylvan Lake State Park
- Eagle, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center
- Avon, CO
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Ryan Pringle - Gunnison, CO
Wilderness Aware Rafting
- Buena Vista, CO
Wilderness Bud and Breakfast
Southwest Wilderness Experience - Pagosa Springs, CO
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
eco systems design, inc
- basalt, CO
Knight Planning Services
Terrill Knight - Prinicpal - Eagle, CO
Mauriello Planning Group, LLC
Dominic F. Mauriello - Principal - Eagle, CO
Natural Design Solutions, Inc.
Neil McLane, RLA, LEED AP, CLARB - President - Longmont, CO
State and Federal Land
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Eleven Mile State Park
- Lake George, CO
Erin Borgman
National Park Service - Ecologist/Field Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Mueller State Park
- Divide, CO
Staunton State Park
- Pine, CO
Sylvan Lake State Park
- Eagle, CO