I just moved to the Denver area form New York where I have spent 15+ years hunting whitetails with both guns and bow. While I will not be hunting for big game this year I wanted to get a head start on next year (mule dee and elk) and begin to learn the area and public land where I will be able to hunt. My main focus will be on Units 20 and 29, west of Boulder, due to the proximity to my job. I have marked several location swhere I would like to begin scouting, but had some questions regarding public land access.
My main focus right now is on National Forest west of Boulder. Would I be able to park my car on the side of a highway (Peak to Peak) if I pulled it completely off the road on Public land...or do I need to be looking for public parking areas. Can you hunt on any National Forest land? How do you know if you are allowed to access the Forest land at a certain point? For example from a road.