Out West Guides




We are Colorado elk & mule deer hunting guides. OutWest Guides offers quality wilderness elk & mule deer hunts from horseback. Chances of connecting with branch-antlered bulls are excellent, and our mule deer are world class. We offer drop camps, semi-guided hunts, fully guided wilderness hunts. In recent years we have seen our elk herd grow an increasing number of sizable bulls, and the numbers of elk in our area are terrific.


Our elk and mule deer hunts are fair chase hunts in a wilderness setting. We outfit in the rugged Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness area surrounding Marble, Colorado, in the southern part of Game Management Unit 43. Our wilderness camps are accessed only by foot or by horseback. There is no ATV access to any of our camps. Our camps are stout wall tents with wood stoves, cook stoves, cots, floors, and as comfortable as we can make it when everything is packed in on horseback.


Our wilderness mule deer hunts offer an excellent chance at a 26”trophy buck scoring in the 170 class or better. We scout the high-country bucks and know where to find the big boys. Those lucky hunters who draw a Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness tag for Unit 43 should give us a call. Another terrific hunt is a wilderness muzzleloader hunt for mule deer. Our wilderness hunts are challenging, physical hunts in a gorgeous setting. We suggest our high-country hunts for hard-core hunters who are in good physical condition and want to hunt hard for an outstanding trophy mule deer. Keep in mind that all deer tags are obtained by draw only.

Our hunter intro packet has a wealth of information on our Colorado elk hunts, from license applications and season dates to a list of elk hunting gear, how to care for meat, and much more.  Request a copy of our hunter intro packet via email or call us at the number below.

Bring along a 12 – 19 year old on your hunt and receive a 20% discount on the price of the youth’s hunt! Call today for more info.

Tags are not included for any hunt. Contact us for help with tag info. We hunt Unit 43 in CO.



7 Day package – $1750 per hunter for Rifle, & Muzzleloader (3 person minimum or combine groups). $1650 each for Archery Hunts (3 person minimum or combine groups). This includes: a stout wall tent located in a high mountain location (most camps set at 9,000 -10,000 feet or higher), cots for each hunter, propane lantern, enough fire wood cut for one night, pots and pans, wood burning stove, propane cook stove, dishes, 2, 5 gal. water jugs(full), etc. (see hunter intro packet). 5 full hunting days, 1 day pack in and 1 day pack out on horseback. You are responsible to quarter your game and have it by the nearest trail for pack out. We will ride in and check on you 1 or 2 times during your hunt. We will try to keep in radio contact if you need help or game pack out.


Fully Guided, Elk, Mule Deer or Bear Hunt – 7 Day package – (Wilderness camp) $4950 per hunter at 2 hunters per 1 guide. If you only have 2 in your group, we may add 2 other hunters to the camp. Add $1000 for 1 on 1 guided hunt. Add $500 for a combo hunt. Includes: Riding and packing horses, 1 pack in day and 1 pack out day, 5 full days of guided hunting, all meals while on the hunt, guide, tent, cots, dishes, & game pack out. All you need to bring is your tag, weapon of choice, ammo, sleeping bag, clothes, and personal gear. You will be guided well, fed like a king, and overwhelmed by our views. It is a hunt of a lifetime.


SPECIAL HUNT – September Rifle Bear- This is a challenging hunt, but we do have a lot of bear in our area. You need to be in good shape, and be ready to make the shot count when your opportunity presents itself. Bears are very elusive and can be hard to find during daylight hours, so we spend plenty of time in the summer scouting to find their hangouts. Do not expect to see multiple bears each day. Expect one good opportunity during your hunt, and make it count!


Both these hunts are exciting and trophies are possible. Big Horn Sheep Hunts – One on one fully guided hunt $8500.00 per hunter and Mountain Goat Hunts – One on one fully guided hunt $8500 per hunter.