Colorado Unit 214 Hunting Information

Overview of GMU 214 Hunting Facts

This unit includes portions of Huerfano, Las Animas and Trinidad counties in south-central Colorado. This unit produces trophy class bulls, scattered throughout private and public land. The San Isabel National Forest and The Sangre de Cristo Mountains contribute to the beauty of the landscape. Unit 85 is primarily private land so be diligent about carrying a GPS unit with a landowner chip. For more Colorado Unit 214 hunting information, check out the Info for Cities Near Unit 214 section on the right.

Table of Contents

Unit 214 Species Hunting Info

  • Mule Deer Sihouette Unit 214 Mule Deer
  • Elk Silhouette        Unit 214 Elk       
  • Pronghorn Siohouette Unit 214 Antelope

INFO: Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

Mule deer hunting in Unit 214 Colorado carries a lot of land for a hunter to cover since the tags are valid in several other units. The archery and muzzleloader tags are legal to use in units 3, 4, 5, 14, 301 and 441, as well. An add-on bear tag is available for the archery and muzzleloader seasons, if you hold a mule deer tag. The rifle season tags are also valid in units 4, 14 and 441. The herds are more active in the higher elevations in the warmer months and descend to the lower altitudes as the winter progresses and temperatures drop. There is a considerable amount of private land in Colorado Unit 214, so ensure that you are UTD on property boundaries.

SUCCESS RATES for Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

5 Year Estimated Average for Deer
Archery 40%
Muzzle Loader 42%
2nd Rifle 30%
3rd Rifle 50%
4th Rifle Unavailable

Mule Deer TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 214 Colorado

Average Quality 140″ – 160″
Trophy Potential 160″+
Buck to Doe Ratio 34:100

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INFO: Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

Elk hunting in Unit 214 Colorado is an exciting adventure and a great addition to your mule deer or antelope hunt. The tags are available OTC for archery and rifle seasons. The muzzleloader tag is a limited-draw and is valid in unit 14, as well. The elk herd population is sustaining with good numbers.

SUCCESS RATES for Elk Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

5 Year Estimated Average for Elk
Archery 15%
Muzzle Loader 20%
1st Rifle Unavailable
2nd Rifle 18%
3rd Rifle 20%
4th Rifle 10%

Elk TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 214 Colorado

Average Quality 230″ – 270″
Trophy Potential 270″+
Bull to Cow Ratio 19:100

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INFO: Antelope Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

Antelope herds inhabit Unit 214 for its abundance of natural resources. The exorbitant number of flowing creeks along with rolling hills covered in montane shrubbery and the open country with green, grassy vegetation is an antelope oasis.

SUCCESS RATES for Antelope Hunting in Colorado Unit 214

5 Year Estimated Average for Antelope
Archery 35%
Muzzle Loader 42%
Rifle 50%

Antelope TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 214 Colorado

Average Quality 70″ – 75″
Trophy Potential 75″+
Buck to Doe Ratio 39:100

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Info For Cities Near Unit 214

Lay of the Land in Unit 214

Total Acreage: 148,000 acres over 231 square miles 

Total Public Land: 35,000 acres or 23%

Land Ownership Mix: 77% Private; 23% Public; USFS: 26,688 acres; BLM: 2,752 acres; State: 960 acres; Other Govt Owned: 2,752 acres

Species: Black Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, Pronghorn

Elevation Variances: 6,450 ft. to 9,624 ft.

Terrain Difficulty Overall: Mild to Moderate

Land Coverage/Vegetation: Land cover includes 11% evergreen forest, 13% pasture/hay, 27% shrub/scrub, and 39% deciduous forest

Unit 214 Boundaries: (Routt County Colorado) bounded on North by Little Snake-Elk River Divide; on East by Routt County Road 129; on South by US-South Highway 40; on West by Wolf Creek, Wolf Mountain along Elk River-Elkhead Creek Divide

Colorado Unit 214 Topo Map

Terrain in GMU 214 CO

The terrain of Unit 214 Colorado is manageable for any hunter to take on. There are open fields and foothills, along with lower elevation flats. Working cohesively with the flatlands are the mountain ranges that stand tall in areas of the unit, providing great views for glassing.

Vegetation in GMU Unit 214 CO

The vegetative variety in Colorado Unit 214 varies from scrub to coniferous evergreen forests. In the higher elevations, you will find mixed forests of spruces, firs and aspens. As the elevation drops lower, the shrubbery dominates the landscape with sagebrush, bitter brush and grass varieties. Lodgepole pine can be found throughout the unit, especially in the Routt National Forest, where it is the primary tree species.

Access Points in GMU 214

US-40 runs along the southern border of Unit 214 Colorado, branching forest service and county roads off of it. County roads wind throughout the unit providing access to hunting areas. Aside from road travel, there are 53 miles of trails that aid hunters in working their way back into the remote areas. Be sure to carry a GPS unit with you since this unit does have predominantly private land.