Elk Heart Outfitters, LLC



Welcome to Elk Heart Outfitters- a family owned and operated business located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado — home of the worlds deepest hot springs! We operate our summer horse back rides on trails at the base of Wolf Creek Pass which allows us the opportunity to show you the most breath taking views Pagosa Springs has to offer! Choose from one- hour, two- hour, half-day and full- day rides, taking you through scenic mountain trails, mountain streams, green meadows, and views of Treasure Falls. We also offer fully furnished drop camps and semi-guided hunts for elk, mule deer and black bear in unit 78. We are confident that we have one of the best areas to hunt within our unit. We look forward to being a part of your Colorado adventures!!


— Adam & Lesley Mattingly



Book a trail ride by calling us at: 970.731.2952

or use the button to book. Scroll down for pricing.


An opportunity to experience the beauty of the San Juan National Forest in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Contact us today for some fun vacation activities that involves horseback riding! Children 7 years and up.





Note: 250 lb weight limit

May – September

Google Location

1 hour $40

2 Hour $65


Half Day $100

All Day $180

GPS: 37.44200 -106.8871

We're located right next to the Bruce Spruce Ranch. Continue through Bruce Spruce Ranch, cross the bridge and turn left at the Horse Riding Sign. Click on the Google Location button above, or use the noted GPS coordinance above, to find us.




"My successful archery elk hunting trip to Colorado... thank you to my wife Martha for encouraging me to pursue my passion. To Meghan Denny for helping me get "outfitted" for my trip. And to Elk Heart Outfitters for making my dream come true. This is a trip I will never forget."


— Jeff Denny




Pack on horseback and experience hunting at it's best! Elk Heart Outfitters' drop camps provide hunters with fully furnished camp sites: unit 78. Services include pack in, set up, and pack out, plus game packing. Camps supply: tents, cots, chairs, table, cook stove propane, lanterns, and heaters. Hunting license, food, and cooking utensils are the responsibility of the hunter. Scroll down for pricing...


Archery: through third rifle for deer, elk and bear. See Calendar for Details/Regulations.

Do it yourself drop camp $1500 per person

Semi-guided $2500 per person





Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140) Aug. 26–Sept. 24

Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 1–27, Nov. 8-30, Dec. 15 – 31

Moose Sept. 9-24

Pronghorn (bucks only) Aug. 15-31

Pronghorn (either sex) Sept. 1-20


Muzzleloader (by draw only)

Deer/elk/moose Sept. 9–17

Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 14–22

Pronghorn Sept. 21–29


Rifle Deer/Elk/Moose

Moose Oct. 1–14

Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 14–18

Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season) Oct. 21–29

(3rd season) Nov. 4–12

Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Nov. 15–19

Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 28–Nov. 7

Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14

Rifle Pronghorn (by draw only) Oct. 7–13


Black Bear

Rifle limited (by draw) Sept. 2–30

Archery (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 2–30

Muzzleloading (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 9–17

*Rifle (over-the-counter with caps) *concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons



Download your Colorado hunting regulations/planner here.


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Elk Heart Outfitters, LLC

ADDRESS: Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

PHONE: 970.731.2952



Elk Heart Outfitters LLC is an equal opportunity provider operating under a special use permit on the
San Juan National Forest. Colorado License No. #3099


Prices subject to change.

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