Outdoor Recreation in Western Slope 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 (56)
There are 56 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
2V Outfitters, Ltd
Sam Branham - Glade Park, CO
5barN Outfitters
Brady Noble - Creede, CO
Archery Unlimited Outfitters, LLC
Marshall and Rhonda Ledford - Durango, CO
Biggerstaff Guides & Outfitters, LLC
Steve and Randi Biggerstaff - Owners - Glade Park, CO
Bray Ranches
- Redvale, CO
Bryce Outfitting
Jim Bryce - Delta, CO
Buck's Livery, Inc.
Ben and Mindy Breed - Durango, CO
Camp David Outfitting, LLC
- Montrose, CO
Circle K Ranch, Inc.
- Dolores, CO
Coffeepot High Country Outfitters, Inc.
- Montrose, CO
Colorado Big Game Hunts, LLC
Jack Cassidy - Loma, CO
Colorado Outfitters Association
- Dillon, CO
Colorado Trophies
- Redvale, CO
Coulter Lake Guest Ranch & Outfitters
- Rifle, CO
Dark Timber Outfitting
Richard Webb - Montrose, CO
Garvey Brothers Outfitters
- Nucla, CO
High Country Connections, Inc.
- Monticello, UT
High Sierra Expeditions, LLC
Brad Gray - Montrose, CO
Hill's Guide Service
Clifford & Janice Hill - Collbran, CO
Hubbard Creek Outfitters & Pack Station, LLC
- Hotchkiss, CO
J & D Outfitters & Guide Service, Inc.
- Peyton, CO
J & Ray Colorado High Country, Inc.
- Montrose, CO
Keyah Grande Outfitters, LLC
Michael Iguchi - Pagosa Springs, CO
Keys Guide & Outfiitting, LLC
Joe Keys - Clifton, CO
Knight Canyon Outfitters, Inc.
- Norwood, CO
Lobo Outfitters, LLC
- Pagosa Springs, CO
Mark Davies Guide Service Inc.
- Loma, CO
Myers Hunting Services, Inc.
Don and Phyllis Myers - Hamilton, CO
Over The Hill Outfitters, Inc.
- Durango, CO
Peak to Creek Outfitters, Inc.
- Bayfield, CO
Rio Brazos Outfitters
- Santa Fe, NM
Robert Preo
- Grand Juction, CO
San-Pahgre Outfitters
- Montrose, CO
Shaded Timber Outfitters
- Rifle, CO
Silver Spur Outfitters LLC
Trent Snyder - Montrose, CO
Steamboat Lake Outfitters
Russ Lambert - Outfitting Director - Clark, CO
Telluride Hunting Guides, LLC
Troy Youngfleish - Telluride, CO
Third Generation Outfitters, LLC
Forest & Jaclyn Bramwell - Pagosa Springs, CO
Wild Mountain Outfitters
- Montrose, CO
Winterhawk Outfitters, Inc.
- Collbran, CO
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
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
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
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
Escalante Ranch
- Delta, CO
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- Wheatland, WY

 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 (111)
There are 111 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Natural Heritage - Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Agritourism
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Aloha Organic Fruit
Steven Sherer - Palisade, CO
Anderson Farms
- Erie, CO
Aspen Moon Farm
- Longmont, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bartels Land and Livestock Inc.
Nancy Bartels - Fort Collins, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Bee Squared Apiaries
Beth Conrey - Berthoud, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Berry Patch Farms
- Brighton, CO
Big B’s Delicious Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
Black Forest Meadery
- Colorado Springs, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Busy Bee Farm
- Larkspur, CO
C & R Farms
Megan Clark - Manager & Sales - Palisade, CO
Carlson Vineyards, Inc.
Parker Carlson - Palisade, CO
Chimney Rock Farms
- Bayfield, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery / Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Covered Bridge Ranch
- Montrose, CO
Dayspring Farm, LLC
- Olathe, CO
Harry’s Peaches
- Palisade, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
High Country Orchards & Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Lamborn Mountain Farmstead
- Paonia, CO
Osage Gardens
- New Castle, CO
Osito Orchard LLC
- Hotchkiss, CO
Peachfork
- Palisade, CO
Plum Creek Winery
- Palisade, CO
Red Mountain Ranches
- Cedaredge, CO
Sage Creations Organic Farm
- Palisade, CO
Ecotourism
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Bicycle Colorado
Dan Grunig - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Crawford State Park
- Crawford, CO
Dan Zimmerer
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Statewide - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Escalante Ranch
- Delta, CO
Highline Lake State Park
- Loma, CO
Joe Lewandowski
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Durango, CO
Mancos State Park
- Mancos, CO
Many Ponies Outfit
Paul Finley & Lisa Foxwell - Norwood, CO
Navajo State Park
- Arboles, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Ridgway State Park
- Ridgway, CO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
Sweitzer Lake State Park
- Delta, CO
Trina Romero
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Northwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Grand Junction, CO
Vega State Park
- Collbran, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center
- Avon, CO
Wilderness Aware Rafting
- Buena Vista, CO
Wilderness Bud and Breakfast
Southwest Wilderness Experience - Pagosa Springs, CO
Guides Outfitters and Hunt Clubs
2V Outfitters, Ltd
Sam Branham - Glade Park, CO
5barN Outfitters
Brady Noble - Creede, CO
Archery Unlimited Outfitters, LLC
Marshall and Rhonda Ledford - Durango, CO
Biggerstaff Guides & Outfitters, LLC
Steve and Randi Biggerstaff - Owners - Glade Park, CO
Bray Ranches
- Redvale, CO
Bryce Outfitting
Jim Bryce - Delta, CO
Buck's Livery, Inc.
Ben and Mindy Breed - Durango, CO
Camp David Outfitting, LLC
- Montrose, CO
Circle K Ranch, Inc.
- Dolores, CO
Coffeepot High Country Outfitters, Inc.
- Montrose, CO
Colorado Big Game Hunts, LLC
Jack Cassidy - Loma, CO
Colorado Outfitters Association
- Dillon, CO
Colorado Trophies
- Redvale, CO
Coulter Lake Guest Ranch & Outfitters
- Rifle, CO
Dark Timber Outfitting
Richard Webb - Montrose, CO
Garvey Brothers Outfitters
- Nucla, CO
High Country Connections, Inc.
- Monticello, UT
High Sierra Expeditions, LLC
Brad Gray - Montrose, CO
Hill's Guide Service
Clifford & Janice Hill - Collbran, CO
Hubbard Creek Outfitters & Pack Station, LLC
- Hotchkiss, CO
J & D Outfitters & Guide Service, Inc.
- Peyton, CO
J & Ray Colorado High Country, Inc.
- Montrose, CO
Keyah Grande Outfitters, LLC
Michael Iguchi - Pagosa Springs, CO
Keys Guide & Outfiitting, LLC
Joe Keys - Clifton, CO
Knight Canyon Outfitters, Inc.
- Norwood, CO
Lobo Outfitters, LLC
- Pagosa Springs, CO
Mark Davies Guide Service Inc.
- Loma, CO
Myers Hunting Services, Inc.
Don and Phyllis Myers - Hamilton, CO
Over The Hill Outfitters, Inc.
- Durango, CO
Peak to Creek Outfitters, Inc.
- Bayfield, CO
Rio Brazos Outfitters
- Santa Fe, NM
Robert Preo
- Grand Juction, CO
San-Pahgre Outfitters
- Montrose, CO
Shaded Timber Outfitters
- Rifle, CO
Silver Spur Outfitters LLC
Trent Snyder - Montrose, CO
Steamboat Lake Outfitters
Russ Lambert - Outfitting Director - Clark, CO
Telluride Hunting Guides, LLC
Troy Youngfleish - Telluride, CO
Third Generation Outfitters, LLC
Forest & Jaclyn Bramwell - Pagosa Springs, CO
Wild Mountain Outfitters
- Montrose, CO
Winterhawk Outfitters, Inc.
- Collbran, CO
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
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
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
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
Escalante Ranch
- Delta, CO
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- Wheatland, WY

 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 (76)
There are 76 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Agritourism
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Aloha Organic Fruit
Steven Sherer - Palisade, CO
Anderson Farms
- Erie, CO
Aspen Moon Farm
- Longmont, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bartels Land and Livestock Inc.
Nancy Bartels - Fort Collins, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Bee Squared Apiaries
Beth Conrey - Berthoud, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Berry Patch Farms
- Brighton, CO
Big B’s Delicious Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
Black Forest Meadery
- Colorado Springs, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Busy Bee Farm
- Larkspur, CO
C & R Farms
Megan Clark - Manager & Sales - Palisade, CO
Carlson Vineyards, Inc.
Parker Carlson - Palisade, CO
Chimney Rock Farms
- Bayfield, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery / Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Covered Bridge Ranch
- Montrose, CO
Dayspring Farm, LLC
- Olathe, CO
Harry’s Peaches
- Palisade, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
High Country Orchards & Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Lamborn Mountain Farmstead
- Paonia, CO
Osage Gardens
- New Castle, CO
Osito Orchard LLC
- Hotchkiss, CO
Peachfork
- Palisade, CO
Plum Creek Winery
- Palisade, CO
Red Mountain Ranches
- Cedaredge, CO
Sage Creations Organic Farm
- Palisade, CO
Campgrounds
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Crawford State Park
- Crawford, CO
Highline Lake State Park
- Loma, CO
Mancos State Park
- Mancos, CO
Navajo State Park
- Arboles, CO
Ridgway State Park
- Ridgway, CO
Vega State Park
- Collbran, 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
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Crawford State Park
- Crawford, CO
Dan Zimmerer
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Statewide - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Escalante Ranch
- Delta, CO
Highline Lake State Park
- Loma, CO
Joe Lewandowski
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Durango, CO
Mancos State Park
- Mancos, CO
Many Ponies Outfit
Paul Finley & Lisa Foxwell - Norwood, CO
Navajo State Park
- Arboles, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Ridgway State Park
- Ridgway, CO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
Sweitzer Lake State Park
- Delta, CO
Trina Romero
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Northwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Grand Junction, CO
Vega State Park
- Collbran, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center
- Avon, 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
Crawford State Park
- Crawford, CO
Erin Borgman
National Park Service - Ecologist/Field Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Highline Lake State Park
- Loma, CO
Mancos State Park
- Mancos, CO
Navajo State Park
- Arboles, CO
Ridgway State Park
- Ridgway, CO
Sweitzer Lake State Park
- Delta, CO
Vega State Park
- Collbran, CO