Colorado Private Hunting Ranch
Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Turkey, Pheasant, Chukar,
Branded Rock Canyon is a 15,000 acre private ranch retreat hidden away in the rugged western Colorado landscape, where rolling mountaintops and vast meadows meet the clear blue sky.
Western-style hospitality, superb meals paired with exquisite wines and spirits, a selectively stocked ProShop, and an on-site international hunting concierge service are a few of the provisions available to our discerning guests.
Big Game Hunting in Colorado
Rocky mountain elk and mule deer, black bear & mountain lion flourish in abundance. The ranch is conservatively managed for the highest quality trophies and personalized experiences. Our big game hunts are by invitation only.
Pheasant and Chukar Wingshooting Outfitters
Experience upland game bird hunting at its finest. All-inclusive packages with no limits. Wing shooting and “wild west tower shoots” for pheasant, and chukar are available by advance reservation, or as an add-on to a big game hunt from September – March.
Private Fly-fishing Lodges in Western Colorado
Fly fishing for trout in our private lakes is included in all hunting, shooting, and executive packages.
BRANDED ROCK CANYON – LONG RANGE SHOOTING SCHOOL IN COLORADO
At “The Rock” you will experience luxurious accommodations in our legendary Homestead Lodge and Guesthouse, professional shooting instruction from our internationally acclaimed instructors, an opportunity to meet other shooters and hunters from around the world, and our world class western hospitality. If you prefer to learn in a private or exclusive group environment, we can customize any of these course options to fit your needs. Branded Rock Canyon is “family friendly” and the perfect retreat for even the non-shooters in your family. Observers will enjoy the tranquility of the lodge and surrounding property, and can select from a variety of activities such as spa treatments, fishing, hiking, jeep tours, archery course, and our Woodsman Retreat course.
3.5 day Precision Shooting School ($6,750)
This course is perfect for the complete beginner, or the experienced hunter or shooter who wants a refresher and new techniques to apply to their upcoming hunt. After a classroom portion to review the groundwork of ballistics and rifle systems, we progress to our “Zero Range” for instruction out to 600 yards. Every day you will progress to a different range location where you learn how to overcome all the challenges involved in hunting and shooting in the mountains. We will push the limits to your maximum ethical distance, but concentrate on first round hits on realistic-sized wildlife targets. Our small class sizes allow for maximum individual attention, and shooters will complete the course with confidence in their ability make a successful shot in nearly any circumstance. Price includes use of BRC precision firearms, ammunition, and all field equipment.
LADIES-ONLY Precision Shooting School ($6,750)
Experience fun and professional rifle and pistol training during the mornings and early afternoons, then relax in the evenings with fabulous cuisine, spa treatments, and wine tasting. Enjoy the camaraderie of other outdoors-women in one of the most beautiful lodges and scenic settings in all of North America. Husbands or partners, if you are reading this, then give your gal the gift of adventure at Branded Rock Canyon ranch! No experience or pre-certification needed, we welcome skilled shooters who want to up their game, or ladies who want to gain more confidence in handling firearms. Price includes use of BRC precision firearms, ammunition, and all field equipment.
3.5 day PRO HUNTER COURSE ($6,200 per person)
This is the next step for our Precision Hunter Course graduates who want to advance their shooting and hunting skills or prepare for a specific upcoming hunting trip. The shooting instruction in this course will cover aspects of hunting which include observation, tracking, concealment and movement skills, planning the hunt, and advanced ballistics and shooting techniques. You will spend quality time on our incredible shooting ranges learning how to engage targets in low light, moving targets, steep angles, and extend your maximum shooting distance all while becoming proficient in reading your environment. You will be faced with challenging shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, ingraining into you the ability to make the critical and quick decision between making an successful ethical shot and making a mistake. Shooters may bring their own personal rifles and optics system, or rent a rifle and purchase ammunition at the ranch. If you have not taken our Precision Hunter Course, but have completed a similar training course elsewhere, you may be eligible to upgrade to this course. Our instructors will make the decision prior to deposit being paid.
4 day PRECISION ELK HUNTER COURSE ($8,525 per person)
Available dates: November 17-22 (4th rifle season), or December 14-19 (late cow seasons) Course Overview: This course combines two days of our Precision Hunter Course with two days of hunting for cow elk at Branded Rock Canyon ranch. The course starts with a classroom portion to review the groundwork of ballistics and rifle systems, and then progresses to our “Zero Range” for instruction out to 600 yards. We will push the limits to your maximum ethical distance but concentrate on first round hits on realistic-sized wildlife targets. The final two days will be practical application of your coursework, as you and your professional guides venture afield in pursuit of cow elk. Guiding will be 2×1, with a maximum course size of 6 shooters/hunters. All firearms, gear and ammunition included. Requires successful draw in general application, or purchase of leftover tag (if available) for Colorado GMU 31. Experience level: valid Hunter Education card or Apprentice Hunter Certificate is required for purchase of Colorado elk tag. No other experience required. Upgrade option: upgrade to a management class BULL elk for additional $2,200.00 Requires successful draw in general application, or purchase of leftover tag (if available) for Colorado GMU 31. Must upgrade at time of package purchase. Only 2 seats are available for upgrade. Youth option (ages 12-18): $5,500 for cow elk course option, when sharing room with parent.
3 day ALL-AMERICAN “BIG 4” ($6,500 per person)
Tune in your patriotism with four different firearms platforms in three days. Whether you are new to shooting, want to create an unforgettable corporate meeting, or simply want to introduce your family to gun safety, this course is for you. You will progress from the basics to proficiency with rifle, shotgun, carbine, and pistol. We instruct this course in a way that is extremely fun, educational, and safe. The Big 4 course presents a great introduction to firearms and has been known to convert avid anti-gun advocates into individuals that have a new appreciation, respect, and understanding of why we have our 2nd amendment. Come away from this course with confidence in firearm handling and safety, and the ability to protect, defend, and hunt. All firearms, gear and ammunition included.
2 day EXTREME LONG RANGE COURSE ($4,450 per person)
Whether you want to shoot for bragging rights, for competition, or for hunting purposes, this course will have you hitting targets you never thought possible. You will push past the maximum effective range of your firearm system 2500+ yards. Our ELR shooting instruction will give you an understanding of orographic uplift, advanced knowledge on ballistics, building the perfect position, scope theory, optics and caliber selection. Bring your personal rifle, rent or purchase a customized firearm from our ranch ProShop.
2-7 day THE WOODSMAN RETREAT (rates start at $350 a day)
This course is designed to be an add-on to run concurrently with any of our shooting and corporate retreat packages, or can be booked as an exclusive course. Family or friends who are not participating in shooting will thoroughly enjoy this experience, or use this as your corporate team-building adventure. Your instructor has real-world knowledge of living off the land in extreme conditions and teaches you how to thrive, not just survive! Learn skills for making fires and building shelters, tracking and trapping, fishing, basic hunting with traditional archery equipment, water purification, survival psychology, navigation, how to dress and prepare small game for consumption or preservation, and much more.