FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below is a list of hotels that we use:
Baymont Inn & Suites Cortez- 970-565-3400
Durango Lodge- (970) 247-0955 or (888) 440-4489 www.durangolodge.com
Q.R What is the weather like and how should I plan?
A. For comfortable travel in southern Colorado's San Juan Mountains at high elevations one must be aware that
temperatures and weather conditions can vary considerably. It is important to be able to layer ones clothing to reflect
diverse mountain weather. Please note that we have traditionally worn wool clothing as it is warm, even when wet, and
quiet. Today's Gortex is also very good but make sure it has a quiet exterior! Everything worn in the field needs to be
For a detailed list, please see our Gear List page for recommended personal equipment and clothing you need to bring.
Q. What is included in the hunting trip?
A. Horses and mules provided by the Outfitter are the property of T Bar M Outfitters, LLC. They have been selected
for qualities that make them excellent mountain horses. Each Client mount is equipped with a saddle, breast collar,
crupper, rifle or archery scabbard, saddlebags and rain slicker. All equipment will be in a well maintained condition.
We provide waterproof river drybags for your gear in order to standardize our loads. When packed, your personal gear
should include: one dry bag, weighing no more than 30 lbs., one day pack, one extra pair of boots and one sleeping
bag. Packing in this manner helps to standardize our loads because everything has to be packed in and out on mules.
The Outfitter provides complete camps equipped with tents, cots, sleeping pads, stoves and dining facilities unless
otherwise agreed upon. Sleeping bags are not normally provided by the Outfitter. Special arrangements are required if
sleeping bags are needed.
Three meals will be served for each full day's service, with the exception of breakfast the first day before we pick you up.
The meals are prepared to provide more than ample nourishment for vigorous outdoor activity. Quality will be excellent.
On the first day, before going up the mountain we take all rifle hunters to the local range, so that they can check their
rifles. We have a bow target in camp for archery hunters.
Q. How do I make a reservation?
A. Once you have decided on one of our trips (please see our itinerary for trip descriptions, dates and rates), you can
then contact Mike at (970) 259-5469 or Steve at (970) 564-9148 to make your reservation. We will need 50%
of the excursion fee as a deposit for your trip and we do require that you complete the contract, available for download in
our Gear List Page on our Web-site or we can mail you one. We accept credit cards for your deposit. The balance of
said excursion fee is due prior to departure on the first day of service. A contract and medical information form will need
to be completed for each member of your party.
Q. How do I get my hunting license and what is the cost?
A. All Colorado deer licenses are by drawing and we are happy to assist you in any way with your application. Archery
elk, 2nd Rifle and 3rd Rifle licenses are bought over the counter. Muzzleloader, 1st Rifle and 4th Rifle are by drawing,
again we are more than happy to help you with the application process. We have so little hunting pressure in our area
because of the rugged terrain and limited access, that you have a very good chance of drawing any of these draw
licenses with no preference points. We have left-over tags every year.
All draw license will be sent to you via mail in June.
Over the counter licenses can be purchased on line or locally before you hunt.
All licenses have to be purchased and in your possession before the start of your hunt.
The cost of the licenses is listed on our Itinerary Page or on the Colorado DOW web-site.
All licenses fees are the responsibility of the guest.
Dow web-site: www.wildlife.state. co.us
Q. How is my meat handled and processed?
A. When your animal is harvested and after photos, each animal is quartered and bagged in our supplied game bags.
This will keep the meat clean and free of insects. Your meat will then be packed off of the mountain to be cooled, frozen
or processed, if you so desire, ( processed meaning cut and wrapped).
If your meat has to be shipped, it will be done in the most economical and efficient way possible.
Processing and shipping fees are the responsibility of the client.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where are you located and how do I get there?
A. We are located 8 miles southeast of Durango just off of Hwy172.
From Hwy 172 you turn right on CR 307. We are at 299 CR 307.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport is located about 14 miles
southeast of Durango on Hwy172. The Airport is presently served by
three airlines: United Express, US Air Ways and Frontier Airlines.
Durango Transportation provides shuttle accommodations from the
airport to town. Cost is $15.00.
Phone number: (970) 259-4818
Guests have the option of either being picked up at their hotel in
Durango or driving to our home base 8 miles southeast of Durango.
T Bar M Outfitters
Office: 970-259-5469 or 970-564-9148
Cells: 970-946-7360 or 970-739-9861