Myke, there's tons of rattlers from Pueblo on down south to New Mexico. Any of the SWA's along the front range should be good if their rocky and brushy. I would advise Lake Pueblo SWA in the back of the reservoir, Lathrop State Park down by Walsenburg, or drive Burnt Mill Rd out of the south side of Pueblo which runs to Colorado City. It's a dirt road which I always see either live rattlers or dead ones people have run over on. Both of the lakes I mentioned are surrounded by rocky, cactus and brush filled areas which hold a lot of snakes period both rattlers and other species.
ecu, you can find em up to I believe 9,000 ft although, I haven't seen any that high. The most I've seen have been where the flat eastern plains meet the foothill rolling hills but up to the base of the mountains. Rocky cactus filled country which is hotter then hades in the summer.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...