Re: Routt elk hunt
I have hunted in the Zirkel's, it was so stinking crowded I could not believe it. Trailheads from every direction, you could only get so far and people were coming in from the other side. My horses aren't big lama lovers and there were lama's everywhere it seemed. We shot one elk in there and it was so hot we packed it out and hunted the NF for the remainder of our trip. I like the NF outside of the wilderness better. Comanche wilderness was much less crowded. I think both were CWD areas that had special rules for taking your elk home as I recall. It has been a number of years since I hunted elk in Co, however.