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Colorado Game Management Unit 500 Big Game

  • ID:500
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:162 square miles
  • Public Lands:127 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:79%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:9 acres
  • National Forests:Arapaho National Forest, Pike National Forest
  • Lat-Long:39.374069, -105.911885

Unit 500 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 162 square miles. Public lands comprise 127 square miles (79%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Jefferson, Breckenridge, and Blue River. Wildfires have burned nearly 9 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This unit is a gateway to these forested areas: Arapaho National Forest, Pike National Forest. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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