Hunting on National Forests in Colorado

Hunting on the National Forests

Hunter fires a Hawken muzzle-loading rifle. Photo courtesy of  Colorado Division of Wildlife. Photographer, Dennis McKinney

The National Forests and Grasslands offer unsurpassed fishing and hunting opportunities.

State laws

State laws and regulations govern your outdoor experience so check with Colorado Parks and Wildlife for information about licenses, regulations, and seasons.


View a map of hunting opportunities in Colorado. Includes Colorado Game Management Units (GMU). Each GMU map has a list of related links in a drop down menu at the bottom of the map.


Projects on the National Forest can temporarily impact access any time of the year. Closures of areas, roads and trails can change quickly due to  hazard tree removal, road work, wildfire, wind events, flooding and other activities.  Your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Be informed before you plan your hunt on National Forest System lands. Plan alternative routes and areas to hunt in case closures occur.

Keep up-to-date by checking below for the status of areas and roads within the national forest or grassland where you plan to hunt:   

National Forests in Colorado: