Fire Mountain Cabin
Fire Mountain Cabin
Topo Map: Colorado, Gunnison County, Somerset
Game Unit: 521
Elevation: 7,700′ to 9,700′
Gunnison County, Satellite Cabin Hunt
Fire Mountain has well maintained roads providing easy vehicle access to the cabin. Clients will avoid the typical day’s walk (or ride) in to their camp location. The Fire Mountain cabin offers access to over 10,000 acres of remote land which typically populated by elk, deer, bear, grouse, and varmint. Several water holes and extremely limited access make this a productive hunting area. No motorized access beyound the cabin is available on this hunt. We recommend using horses when staying at Fire Mountain.
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.
This newly hand-built cabin was made from logs cut and milled on the ranch. The cabin includes 4 sets of bunk beds, a complete propane powered kitchen, and propane lighting. The kitchen is supplied with pots and pans and water for cleaning. Shower and drinking water is not supplied. The cabin is heated by a wood-burning fireplace.
From the town of Somerset, go approximately one mile west on highway 133. Keep an eye out for a rail road trestle on the north side of the highway exit sign labeled Boowie. Go under the trestle, and pass through the locked gate. From the highway, you will travel 6 miles down the gravel road to the main camp area. Follow the road signs for Fire Mountain. Contact us at ( 303.601.0888 or 720.314.0781) for the padlock combination. Be sure to call before leaving Carbondale as this location does not have cell-phone service.
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 Fire Mountain
The bunk houses offer a great deal of comfort; be sure to bring clothes you can relax in.
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 horses, as there is no motorized access to this forest area. Please keep in mind that this is a working sheep and cattle ranch.
We limit the number of hunters on this ranch to eight during all hunting seasons. Archery , Black Powder and Rifle seasons are all sold as five day hunts additional days may be arranged upon request.
You will do your own cooking on this ranch. If we have different groups staying on the ranch at the same time, we request that hunters in camp work together on their meals. This allows everyone to eat at the same time, and makes use of the kitchen more
Corrals are in place and located adjacent to a good watering hole.
Wood is split and stacked for guests’ use.
There is no running water at this camp.
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 to purchase supplies are Carbondale, Paonia and Hotchkiss. Each is about an hour’s drive from the ranch.
There is no telephone on this ranch, which is also out of cell-phone range. There is a marine band radio in camp through which you can contact Bear Creek Ranch.
Please call Tim at 303-601-0888 prior to leaving Carbondale or Hotchkiss as there is no cell phone service after you leave these towns.