Hunting at Circle K Guest Ranch

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Circle K Guest Ranch 
27758 Hwy 145 ~ Dolores CO 81323



Our goal is to provide an affordable quality hunt to our clients. We believe the best measure or evaluation of a guide and outfitter is not his percentage kill, hunt fees, food, etc., but rather his percentage of repeat clients. We are proud that each year up to 85% of our clients hunted with us before, many for more than eight years. We encourage you to talk with them about our hunts (References available upon request). We list successful and non-successful hunters for a more representative opinion.



Members of the North American Hunting Club

Proud to be a N.A.H.C. recommended Outfitter/Guide

Members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

We support R.M.E.F. with donated elk hunts

Members of the Colorado Outfitters Association

Registered Outfitter (Lic. #332) by Colorado Outfitters Registration Board

Bonded and insured for your protection


Our Non-Guided Hunt for those who are tired of camping out and want a nice warm bed, hot showers, home-cooked meals, and a large lodge fireplace to sit around in the evenings. Hunting area begins 1/4 mile in any direction from Circle K lodge. Most of our hunters kill their game within 8 miles of the lodge. This hunt includes 7 nights lodging, all the food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks you want, our advice on where and how to hunt our area, pack service to get your trophy out, Topographic maps and pick up of your party at the Cortez, or Telluride airports. Includes everything except sleeping bag, personal gear, transportation for hunting, rifle and game license.


Five day hunt includes seven nights lodging and meals at the ranch, your personal horse, the services of a professional guide and his horse and/or truck. Includes everything except your sleeping bag, personal gear, rifle and game license.


Complete tent camp with equipment set up. You bring your own food, sleeping bag with foam pad and drop cloth or cot, personal gear, rifle and game license. We provide all the rest and pack you in and back out with game for a 5 to 12 DAY HUNT (plus one day pack in and one day pack out). The Drop Camp Hunt is for those who like to rough it a little, camp out under the stars, and just get close to mother nature. Hunting area starts at your tent door. Add the cost of horses if you prefer to have them in camp.


Guides are available on a daily basis subject to availability. There are times when our fully guided parties bag their deer and elk during the early part of the season. Although you cannot book a guide in advance on a daily basis, we can provide a guide during the hunt subject to his availability. Includes services of a guide and his horse and/or truck. Specify when you book your economy hunt that you want a guide for one or more days if available.
Daily guide fee is in addition to economy fee & includes a horse. Deduct $75 if you booked a horse with your economy hunt or prefer to hunt without a horse.



Our gentle and sure-footed mountain horses will allow you to cover a lot of country and get back into remote Colorado hunting areas rested and ready for the days hunt. Especially recommended for those who do not exercise regularly or who live near sea level. The full hunt booking (minimum fee) provides you with a horse for up to 12 days and includes tack, feed and daily trailering to local trail heads. Daily delivery and pickup of horses applies only to clients staying at the ranch. Our horses are usually booked up (by the hunt) well in advance of each hunt. Daily rental of horses is therefore subject to availability during the hunt and may not be reserved in advance. Colorado Guide and Outfitter Association Rental Forms are used. Horse rental fees shown are for those who have booked a hunt with us. Add 10% without a booked hunt


CABIN RENTAL (Self-Service Hunt)

We have a few nice 1 BR., 2 BR. and 3 BR. cabins if you prefer doing your own cooking. Each is equipped with gas heating and cooking stoves, bathroom with shower, refrigerator, electricity, cooking and dish utensils. Just bring your bedroll, linens, food and personal gear. This package is provided for the do-it yourself hunter who wants minimal assistance. Horses, guides, game pack, etc. are at extra cost if contracted. Minimum six night booking.

Circle K's fishing guides are knowledgeable and eager to provide you with an adventure of a lifetime.  Whether this is your first experience with a fly rod or you’re a more experienced angler, our professional guides will work hard for you, giving you personalized attention, to make this an unforgettable fishing adventure. Our fishing guides love to fish & their enthusiasm is contagious!

At Circle K Ranch we specialize in high country native trout fishing on remote and secluded mountain streams. Our most popular trips combine horseback riding and fly fishing, enabling you to reach waters with significantly lower pressure from other anglers. If your desire is to fish virgin waters that rarely see other anglers, our overnight horseback trips are the perfect choice for you. We also offer more traditional, wade only trips, on the upper and lower sections of the Dolores River as well as the San Miguel River (Telluride area). Full day and half day trips are available.

Trout Magazine rated the Dolores River in Colorado as one of the best 100 trout streams in America. The upper-waters provide ample opportunity for catching rainbow, brookies and the colorful Colorado Cutthroat. The lower-waters offer excellent tailwater fishing for large browns, rainbows and cutthroats.


Circle K Guest Ranch
27758 Hwy 145 ~ Dolores CO 81323