Colorado Mule Deer Hunts

We specialize in southern Colorado mule deer hunts.

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There are more than 50 peaks that are over 14,000 feet or higher above sea level.  Those peaks are covered in forests that provide a sanctuary for incredible deer hunting.  

High Mountain Hunts provides fully guided hunts and will be a two to one ratio or one to one ratio. We have guides who have hunted this area for years and their knowledge is top notch. They spend all year in the woods learning the migration and habits of the animals in our units.  Guiding and hunting is their passion. 

The Colorado San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests are home to excellent mule deer hunting. We exclusively hunt GMU 76, 77, 78, and 771.

The hunting area consists of varying elevation from 5,500ft above sea level to 14,000ft above sea level. While the terrain will vary throughout the trip, you should expect rough, steep, rocky areas, open areas, and wooded areas.

The weather will change drastically with the altitude and is highly unpredictable. You can expect temperatures ranging from 20℉-80℉. Sufficient hiking boots, rain, and cold weather gear are a necessity for each guest.

Unit 76 Hunts – Trophy Unit


September 2 – 30, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-076-O1-A


September 10 – 18, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-076-O1-M

2nd Rifle

October 29 – November 6, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-076-O2-R

3rd Rifle

November 12 – 18, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-076-O3-R

Units 77 / 78 / 771 Hunts


September 2 – 30, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-077-O1-A


September 10 – 18, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-077-O1-M

2nd Rifle

October 29 – November 6, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-077-O2-R

3rd Rifle

November 12 – 18, 2022

Draw Codes: D-M-077-O3-R

4th Rifle

November 23 – 27, 2022

Draw Codes: E-M-077-O4-R

We offer deer hunts throughout the hunting seasons starting with the archery and muzzleloader seasons followed by the regular rifle seasons (deer licenses are not available first rifle, only available second and third rifle). 

Whether you are a bowhunter or a muzzleloader/rifle hunter we promise you an amazing experience and the hunt of a lifetime.  After your hunt is over, we can also help you with the care of your game, transportation to and from the processor as well as to a local taxidermist if you would like.

2022 Colorado Mule Deer Hunt Pricing

Additional days available as season permits for $600 per day per hunter ($700 per day for Unit 76).

Deposit:  $1,500 of the total hunt cost including taxes is required with a signed contract at time of reservation ($2,000 deposit for Unit 76 hunts). Deposit is  non-refundable. Final balance and all completed paperwork are required 30 days prior to scheduled hunt start date.


HMH offers two different options.  We can provide you with all the lodging and amenities of home while away from home, or we offer a guided hunt where you provide your own lodging and food.  Should you choose to stay with us you will have a hearty breakfast each day prior to heading out to camp as well as a packed lunch to take with you. You’ll have everything you need  to focus on your hunt for the day.

After you get back from a long day of hunting you will have a hot home-cooked meal waiting for you.  Our camp host will make sure that you are fed and ready to go! You will have amazing accommodations while you stay with us that will compete with any hotel.

All you need to bring is your personal gear, rifle, ammunition, bow, and arrows. A short list of recommended gear will be provided upon booking.

Our lodge is within walking distance to downtown Pagosa Springs where  you can rest in the local hot springs. Also nearby, you can enjoy some exceptional post-hunt trout fishing on the banks of the San Juan river.

Wounded Game Policy

In the event a big game animal is wounded, your hunt is over until the animal is found. Animals that are wounded and get away are considered yours. The Outfitter and guides will expend maximum effort in an attempt to recover your animal, and will make all final determinations as to the ability of the Client to continue hunting if the animal is not recovered.

Preparing for a mule deer hunting trip this fall? To find more answers to frequently asked questions click over to our FAQ page. We can also help you register for the draw. See important draw dates at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

This Is Your Year To Go Mule Deer Hunting

Great memories are built on great deer hunts. HMH scouts the tough, rugged country of the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest to help you create the best deer hunting trip. We’ll take care of you every step of the way to ensure you have the best chance at success when your big moment comes.

One of the finest Colorado deer hunts is waiting for you.

High Mountain Hunts, LLC is an equal opportunity provider operating under special use permit with the San Juan National Forest and the Rio Grande National Forest.