Bear Creek Cabin
Bear Creek Cabin
Topographical Map: Colorado, Gunnison County, Somerset
Game Unit: 521
Elevation: 7,600′ to 9,700′
Gunnison County, Bear Creek Lodge(8,000 acres of private land)
The ranch is located north and west of the small coal mining town of Somerset, CO. The ranch is remotely located 6 miles off the highway, in some of the best elk hunting grounds in Colorado. Deer, bear, grouse, and varmint are also found on this ranch. The main cabins are centrally located, and a well established road system makes for easy access to all hunting and recreation areas. This ranch offers access to over 17,000 acres of prime terrain known for quality hunting.
Bunkhouses and Camping
This is a year round property. Parking, tent, and trailer camping are permitted in designated areas. The bunkhouses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required.
There is a 3000 sq. ft. main game room that has an attached kitchen, dinning area for sixteen, Pool table, Big screen T.V. seating for eight, and laundry. The game room also has WIFI for our guests convince.
There are four separate bunkhouses on this ranch, ranging in capacity from eight to two. One main house (pictured) sleeps eight and is equipped propane heat, potable running hot and cold water, two showers, two toilets, as well as propane and electric lighting. Clean, outdoor sanitary facilities are close to all cabins. Corrals with live water are available for members’ horses.
From the town of Somerset, go approx. 1 mile west on Hwy 133. Keep your eyes open for a rail-road trestle, exit called Boowie on the north side of the highway. Go under the trestle, and pass through the locked gate. From the highway, proceed 5 miles further on the gravel road to the main camp area. Call for the combination to the pad-lock.
Medical Assistance: Valley View Hospital, Glenwood: 970-945-6535
Law Enforcement: Gunnison County Sheriff: 970-641-1113 or 911
Colorado Parks and Wildlife: 303-297-1192, CPW Website
General notes on Bear Creek
The bunk houses offer a great deal of comfort; be sure to bring clothes you can relax in. House shoes are required in the game room.
The general terrain varies from rolling scrub oak to Aspen groves to large draws surrounded by trees. Water holes all around the ranch and surrounding forest provide excellent wildlife viewing and hunting areas. As this is a very large area of land, you will need transportation (especially during hunting season). We strongly suggest Jeeps, ATVs, or horses for greater mobility. Please keep in mind that this is a working sheep and cattle ranch.
We limit the number of hunters on this ranch to twelve (12) during all hunting seasons. Archery, Black Powder, and Rifle seasons are sold as five day hunts additional days may be arranged.
Inquire about additional services when booking your hunt.
All Colorado lottery applications to hunt this ranch must be postmarked by the first Tuesday in April. The date varies, but the deadline always falls on the first Tuesday in April.
The nearest towns in which you can purchase supplies are Paonia and Hotchkiss. Each is about an hour’s drive from the ranch.