THE HUNTING RANCH
For over two decades, Banded Peak Ranches’ 50,600 acres of mountains, forests, and valleys near beautiful Chromo, Colorado, has been managed for improved wildlife habitat for exclusive, personalized trophy elk and mule deer hunts in an epic landscape.
Banded Peak Ranches consist of three equally sized smaller ranches: Banded Peak Ranch, Catspaw Ranch, and Navajo Headwaters Ranch. The ranches are collectively known as the Banded Peak Ranches. Historically, the isolated ranches were used for homesteading, cattle ranching, timber sales, and oil production. For the last two decades, the Banded Peak Ranches’ 50,600 acres have been managed for improved wildlife habitat and optimal ecological health.
The ranch encompasses the headwaters region of the Navajo River and boasts some of the finest habitat in the West for elk, mule deer and a variety of other species. All three ranches are available to hunt and provide undeniable adventure. Colorado’s last known grizzly bear was found in this valley. The ranch spans from oak groves, ponderosa forests and meadows at 8,000 feet, through thousands of acres of aspen, to deep dark timber in the high country, topping out at over 12,500 feet. The ranch holds an abundance of water in springs, ponds, creeks, and the Navajo River. The ranch is the perfect setting for an unstoppable elk and deer hunting experience.
Bar none, the Banded Peak Ranches are some of southwestern Colorado’s most pristine ranches and offers an uncompromising outdoor experience unrivaled in the West.
At the Banded Peak Ranches, you are invited to share the ranches with us as friends. We have two separate elk camps on both ends of the ranches: Upper Camp and Low Camp. As part of your booking, you decide which camp you would like to use as your base camp.
Our guest quarters are newly renovated historic ranch cabins that make for an unmatched personal experience where friends, families, corporate groups and couples can enjoy the personal camaraderie of a hunting camp, yet still have ample private space for themselves.
The hunting cabins at both camps are well appointed, comfortable and receive daily housekeeping. And our chefs provide hearty but refined meals, with great appetizers for you as you kick back around the fire and talk about your day’s hunt. Here you’ll enjoy the peaceful wilderness and unrivaled comfort. This quintessential Colorado high mountain hunt, combined with delicious food and stunning cabins, are what keep our guests returning year after year.