“This was my first big hunt out west so being from the east coast, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. The hunting was spectacular, the scenery was amazing, but the only thing that I tried to prepare for but couldn’t was the altitude difference but after two days you get used to it. Adam was my guide and he was great! He has obviously put in a lot of what I call “sweat equity” in hiking and knowing where the elk are and when they are there. The lodge was fantastic. We had comfortable beds to sleep in, hot showers, and the food was excellent! I got a great bull the last day of the hunt that I ironically passed on a few days earlier but boy was it worth it! All in all, I had an excellent experience and would highly recommend Dark Timber Outfitters to anyone who is looking for a great elk hunt!”


Tyler P.

“Just wanted to say Todd and I had a great time on our hunt. Your camp was comfortable and equipment was safe and well maintained. Our guide Rick was a real professional and loves what he does. His work ethic, personal demeanor and positive attitude were very refreshing. Once again, Todd and I had a wonderful time and exciting hunt. I know we will reflect back often on this experience with great memories. Look forward to another hunt someday. Thank you!”


Carl B. & Todd L.

“The entire bow hunting experience with Adam and Dark Timber exceeded all expectations. Adam was already calling elk during our hike before sunrise the first morning. We saw and heard elk every day of our trip and had numerous opportunities, but the right shot never presented itself. If you want to challenge yourself, learn a ton, and spend time with great people in some beautiful country, then Adam is the outfitter for you.”


Cory H.

“Adam and his team provided a very memorable and enjoyable archery elk hunt experience at Dark Timber Lodge. I feel like I learned a decade’s worth of elk hunting knowledge during my 5-day guided hunt. We hunted hard all week and Adam worked tirelessly to get us into elk. It was one of the most fun hunts I’ve had in my 30+ years of hunting, and having a bull come in bugling at 40 yards is not something I’ll soon forget. Dark Timber Lodge provides a comfortable and convenient base camp for hunting elk, and I can’t wait to get back and hunt there again.”


Mark S.

“Just wanted to take a moment to say a few words about my archery elk hunt in unit 61 with Dark Timber Outfitters this fall.  It took me 21 years of preference points to draw this tag and I wanted to give myself the best opportunity for success.  Adam Gall at Dark Timber could not have been a better choice.  Adam did a lot of preseason scouting and kept me informed with text messages and pictures.  I have hunted with many outfitters, and this never happens.  At 62 years old the hunt was very challenging, both mentally and physically but Adam was encouraging and pushed me to make sure I put everything possible into the hunt.  The bulls were less than cooperative to our calls but Adam’s knowledge of the game and the area had us into elk every day.  Over the course of the hunt I had two chances to fill my tag with nice bulls but could not close the deal.  After a hard day chasing elk, the lodge at Dark Timber was warm and welcoming.  With hot showers, a warm fire and fantastic food we were in good shape to give chase again the next day.  Success is not always measured in inches of antler that you haul home in the back of your truck. Sometimes its measured in the effort you expend, the new friends you make and the memories of a great hunt. Dark Timber Outfitters made my hunt a success.  Thanks Adam.”


Dale C.

“I can’t thank you guys enough for the awesome experience I had during archery season!I feel a bit spoiled after having such comfortable accommodations, expert guides, and a freezer full of meat in such a short time! I was telling Brandon how much I enjoyed hunting (the day before we killed my bull) even though I’d yet to kill an animal. I knew it was going to be a lifelong obsession. Now that I’ve gotten to experience the thrill of stalking an elk and taking a shot from 10 yards with my bow, I’m officially hooked! I learned a ton from my short time with Dark Timber Outfitters, I can’t wait to get back out there to pursue those majestic animals! Thanks again.”

Jake H.

“Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic hunting trip!  You certainly went above and beyond to get us on elk.  Everything was absolutely top notch, from the lodging and food to the guiding, I simply couldn’t ask for more.   You’re not just a good guide, but an excellent teacher as well.  I learned more in five days of hunting with you than I have in years of hunting on my own.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone interested in an elk hunt, and am looking forward to hunting with you again in the future. Thanks.”

Ben N.

“I can’t say enough good things about the experience we had at Dark Timber Lodge. My husband and I have rifle hunted elk in Colorado before, but this trip topped them all. Adam and his team of guides were professional and extremely knowledgeable. I learned more in five days than I have in all of my other trips combined.  We also saw and came close to more elk than I ever have before on public land — our guide was immediately calling them in on opening day! The scenery and landscape were breathtaking and the lodge was very comfortable. It was so nice to come back each night to a warm fire, a good meal, and a hot shower after hunting hard all day. Being the only woman in the group at that time, I appreciated the privacy that I was offered and the friendly, inclusive atmosphere of all the staff and other hunters.  We will definitely be going back again — next time for archery season.  We’re looking forward to it!”

Dianne M.

“I hunted with Adam in the archery season of 2017 and while the weather never gave us a chance, he never gave up. We hunted hard everyday whether it was raining, sleeting, snowing or the wind was so hard you couldn’t walk straight. He knows the country inside out and found elk every day. Adam loves the hunt and his determination is awesome. You will not find another guide to work harder for you. I do plan on hunting with him again.”


“Dark Timber Lodge was an ideal basecamp and outfitter for hunting elk. Adam provided me with critical local knowledge and set me up perfectly for success. Also, the food at Dark Timber was outstanding and with a friendly staff. The place just feels like the quintessential hunt lodge. It was an amazing experience and rewarding to come home with a cooler full of elk meet and a large rack that will always be a reminder of a great hunt. The only thing better will be doing it again!”