Hunting and Fishing on
State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas
in Las Animas County, Colorado

Culebra Peak from Torres
Culebra Peak, from Torres
Apishapa North

From Walsenburg take I-25 exit to Hwy. 10, go east 18.5 miles, then south on Cty. Rd. 77 for 7 miles, east on Cty. Rd. 90 for 11 miles to Apishapa State Wildlife Area. Follow signs through wildlife area to northeast side and parking lot.
ACRES: 1,880
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
WILDLIFE: Mule deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, rabbits, doves, scaled quail, bobcats, coyotes
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only; no motorized vehicles past the parking lot.

Chancellor Ranch

Go east from Trinidad on US 160 for 40 miles, then go north on CR 147 for 9 miles. Or, go west from Kim for 28 miles on US 160, then go 9 miles north on CR 147.
ACRES: 47,425
OPEN: From first day of archery pronghorn season until May 31.
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, turkey, mountain lions. No small game hunting or fishing allowed.

  • Access by special permit only. Contact Lamar DOW office: 719-336-6600
  • Check in at designated location.
  • No hunting within 1/2 mile of homes (posted safety zone).
  • No target shooting.
  • No motor vehicles off county roads if wet conditions exist.
  • Camping allowed only in designated areas.
  • No motor vehicles off designated roads, parking only in designated areas.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Horses allowed for hunting only in big game seasons.
  • Only certified weed-free hay allowed.
Flattop Butte

From I-25 exit 34 (at Aguilar) take CR 60 east for 10 miles, then north on CR 75 for 2 miles. Then go east on CR 64 for 2 miles, then north on CR 79 another 6 miles to the parking lot.
ACRES: 2,052
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
WILDLIFE: Mule deer, pronghorn, rabbits, doves, scaled quail, bobcat, coyote
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.

Aguilar TV Hill

From Aguilar take exit 30 off of I-25 to Cty. Rd. 63.1. Go 1/2 mile west to property.
ACRES: 500
OPEN: Sept. 1 - Feb. 28
WILDLIFE: Mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, snall game
RESTRICTIONS: Access is restricted as posted on east side of property


From Trinidad go west 15.3 miles on Highway 12 to CR 41.7. Go north 11.6 miles to property.
ACRES: 560
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
WILDLIFE: Elk, mule deer, black bear, turkeys, mountain lion
RESTRICTIONS: Access restricted as posted on west side of property, no motor vehicles off designated roads.

State Wildlife Areas

From Walsenburg go 18.5 miles northeast on Highway 10 to the property sign. Turn southeast and go 20 miles past Mica Butte to property.
ACRES: 7,935
OPEN: Sept.1 - May 31.
HUNTING: Deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, rabbit, turkey, scaled quail, dove
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, hiking

James M. John

From Raton, NM, go 7 miles east on NM Highway 72 & 256, north up Sugarite Canyon 12 miles to Lake Dorothey SWA, then 2 miles northwest on unmarked trail to top of Fisher's Peak Mesa.
ACRES: 8,200
OPEN: April 1 - Nov. 30
HUNTING: Elk, deer, black bear, mountain lion, small game, turkey.
RECREATION: Hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: Camping prohibited within 100 ft. of streams; Hunting access restricted in regular rifle deer and elk seasons to big game only, by drawing.

elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow logo