Ward State Trust Land
Abe M
Abe M

Ward State Trust Land

Hunt & Fish/Hosted by Abe M/

About this Property

This property is located ~1mi north of Ward​,​ CO with access from CO HW 7 & adjacent USFS roads & trails. James Basin Road is a private road and should not be used as a hunting access point to the property. The terrain is primarily rolling hills with a riparian corridor along the South Saint Vrain River. There are multiple seasonal ponds (kettle ponds) on the property that hold water late into the season. US Forest Service land borders the northern and eastern boundaries; Boulder County Open Space (not open to public access) borders the southern & western boundaries. Thick stands of lodgepole pine​,​ alpine and Engelmann spruce are the dominant vegetation type​,​ with pockets of aspen stands. Understory includes shrub juniper​,​ Oregon grape​,​ and a variety of grasses. Riparian areas contain willows​,​ serviceberry​,​ chokecherry​,​ sedges & rushes. The property is located within Colorado Parks & Wildlife GMU 20. Species that can be found using this land at any given time are: elk​,​ mule deer​,​ moose​,​ & black bear. There is also trout fishing in the South Saint Vrain river that runs through the property. If you book the property for hunting​,​ you can fish as well for no extra fee. General elk and private land only tags are valid on this property. ____________________ A note on Colorado State Trust Lands: State Trust Lands are not now​,​ nor have they ever been public lands available for public access. The State Trust Lands program was initiated by the federal government which granted these lands to states at statehood for the purpose of monetizing in order to fund public schools. Grazing leases​,​ oil & gas leases​,​ hunting & recreation leases are just a few of the ways these lands are monetized to raise money to fund public schools and in 2018 alone​,​ Colorado State Trust Lands distributed over $122.3M to Colorado public schools. By booking this property and other State Trust Land properties on LandTrust​,​ you can be happy to know you're directly funding public schools through your outdoor adventures.

Property Information

Acreage: 320

Nearest Town: Ward

Game Management Unit: 20

Game Species

  • Bear (Boar)
  • Deer (Buck)
  • Deer (Doe)
  • Elk (Bull)
  • Elk (Cow)
  • Moose (Bull)
  • Moose (Cow)

Fish Species

  • Trout

Hunting Method of Take

  • Archery
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle

Fishing Method of Take

  • Fly Fishing
  • Artificial Lure


  • Mountains
  • Woods
  • Water Source
  • Public Land Access


- No camping or overnight use. Camping is available on adjacent USFS lands. - No motorized use. Access by foot or horseback only. - No fires, fireworks, or explosives. - No target shooting; no exploding targets. - Pack out all trash. - Property boundary is partially fenced & posted; use of GPS unit recommended. - Property is occassionally used for college level wilderness survival courses through a separate permit from the landowner. Please do not disturb existing improvements.

Also Enjoy:

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Walk-in Access


Reviews (1)

  • Casey C

    Great piece of land, and close to the front range and Boulder. It was snowy and cold for this hunt and I was unsuccessful. Saw deer sign and track but no luck. Really great place to spend a Sunday morning in any case. Thank you for the privilege of hunting there.

    Casey COctober 2019

Your host

Abe M

Hello, I'm Abe M.

Recreation Program Manager for the Colorado State Land Board. We manage land held in trust for the financial benefit of Colorado K-12 public schools.

Recreation Program Manager for the Colorado State Land Board. We manage land held in trust for the financial benefit of Colorado K-12 public schools.