8 Amazing Mountain State Hunting Ranches

There are so many tremendous hunting opportunities throughout the United States, it’s impossible to cover them all in one place. Aside from all of the great federal and state controlled game land, there are a lot of well run and expertly maintained hunting ranches.

Some of the best hunting exists in a region sometimes referred to as the Interior West, or the Mountain States. Whether you’re into big game like black bear and bighorn sheep, small game like pheasant and tree squirrel, or even waterfowl, furbearers, or predators, you’ll find something that catches your fancy in the mountain sates.

Best Mountain State Area Hunting Lodges

If you like the idea of visiting a hunting ranch instead of trying to navigate completely unknown public hunting lands, you’re in for a treat when you visit one the Mountain States.

We did a little digging and here are 8 of our top choices you’ll want to check out if you are considering a hunting trip in one of these 8 states:

  • Arizona
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico

These aren’t your only options as there are too many for us to list all of the great spots, but these 8 stood out to us the most.

Dunton Ranch

Dunton Ranch is an absolutely amazing hunting ranch located in Northern Arizona. It has pretty much everything you need for a top-notch end-to-end hunting experience.

At the ranch you will find offers spacious accommodation with everything you need to enjoy your time there, with a full kitchen and even satellite TV to keep you busy after a long day of hunting.

The hunting is great and the variety of game is ample. You don’t even need an Arizona license or tags to hunt hogs and ram. And, after the hunt, you can even have the game professionally cleaned and prepared.

Dunton Ranch
22120 East Fort Rock Rd.
Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 897-0692

Rockin’ 7 Ranch

Rockin’ 7 Ranch is a full-service hunting ranch located in Shawnee, Wyoming. That means they own the land you hunt on, they own the lodging (a beautiful 8,500 square foot log cabin), and they own the outfitting services. They even offer on-site meat processing.

Rockin’ 7 offers all type of hunts, including antelope, coyote, buffalo, elk, prairie dog, and several types of deer.

With all the available species paired with an amazing facility, there’s no reason to not visit this amazing Wyoming-based hunting ranch.

Rockin’ 7 Ranch
1468 Hwy 20
Shawnee, WY 82229
(307) 351-1201

Quinlan Ranch

Quinlan Ranch in Chama, New Mexico sits in 17,000 acres of pristine natural landscape. Due to the diverse terrain, there are many species throughout the area.

Some of the more popular animal choices are elk, mule deer, and spring turkeys. But, they aren’t the only hunts available.

The on-site lodge is a site to see. It’s comfy and offers a great place to kick back after a long day on your feet. And, many previous guests haven nothing but good words for the food.

Quinlan Ranch
PO Box 424
Chama, NM 87520
(575) 209-1618

Bar-K Ranch

Bar-K Ranch is located in the mountains of Crested Butte, Colorado. At this ranch you will have access to over 5,000 acres of private land.

Bar-K Ranch is primarily know for the excellent elk in the area. But, there are also some great deer.

No matter what animal you have your sites on, it’s important to know that this is a fair chase hunting ground.

Bar-K Ranch
PO BOX 1116
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-5462

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch is a private facility located in Newdale, Idaho. The lodge, within a short walk to the Green Canyon Hot Springs, is worth a trip in itself. But, don’t get too comfortable as there’s a lot of hunting to do.

Don’t let the name fool you. While there are plenty of elk in the area to hunt, which the ranch offers a 100% successful elk hunt guarantee as proof of that, elk aren’t the only option. You’ll also find Texas Dall sheep and buffalo.

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch
18943 E. Pony Creek Rd.
Newdale, ID 83436
(208) 351-7301

Royal Rut Ranch

When you visit Royal Rut Ranch in Eagle Mountain, Utah, you will be in the middle of their 5,600 acre scenic hunting country. They claim to be the largest hunting ranch of their kind in all of Utah.

Royal Rut is a great place to head to if you’re into elk hunting. But, there is some amazing turkey hunting in the area as well.

When you’re at Royal Rut, all of your meals are taken care of, and the base camp is modest and cozy.

Royal Rut Ranch
2286 East Cedar Drive
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
(801) 768-3096

Twin Creek Ranch

Twin Creek Ranch is located in central Montana in Winnet. It rests on over 30 square miles of private land.

There’s a ridiculous amount of game variety to hunt. From big game like elk and deer, to pheasant and prairie dog, there’s a hunt here for everyone.

Besides all of the land and hunting options, you can enjoy delicious meals in their traditional lodge full of modern amenities.

Twin Creek Ranch
2074 East Bench Road
Winnet, MT 59087
(406) 429-5615

Flying B Ranch

When discussing Flying B Ranch in Kamiah, Idaho, a lot of numbers come to mind. When you visit you’ll get to enjoy staying in their 14,000 square foot lodge on their 5,000 acre ranch that has special use permits to hunt on 740,000 acres of the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests. That sure is a lot of land.

With all that space you are sure to have a lot of game to choose from, such as Rocky Mountain elk, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain lion, bobcat, and turkey. And, if that wasn’t enough, there’s a lot of great fishing opportunities as well.

Flying B Ranch
2900 Lawyer Creek Road
Kamiah, ID 83536
(800) 472-1945

In Summary

It might be hard to visit all of these mountain state hunting ranches as they are a bit spread out, but even if you only get to visit one, you’re sure to enjoy your time. They offer lots of great hunts and many have truly stunning  accommodations.

Don’t take out word for it. Many of their guests have had nothing but high praise for the amenities, the hunting, and the staff.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick a spot, pack your gear, and hit the road!