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Colorado Game Management Unit S51 Bighorn Sheep

  • ID:S51
  • State:CO
  • Species:Bighorn Sheep
  • Area:1,340 square miles
  • Elevation:7,000 ft - 9,500 ft
  • Public Lands:139 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:11%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:18
  • Campgrounds:9
  • Fishing Access Sites:4
  • Trailheads:0
  • National Forests:San Isabel National Forest
  • Lat-Long:37.262701, -104.865757

Unit S51 regulates hunting opportunities for bighorn sheep in Colorado and covers 1,340 square miles. Public lands comprise 139 square miles (11%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Trinidad, Walsenburg, and La Veta. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 7,000 feet to a high of 9,500 feet above sea level. This area contains 9 campgrounds, and 4 public fishing access sites. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: San Isabel National Forest Spanish Peaks Wilderness. Additionally, 18 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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