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What does Glenwood Canyon look like in October?

I have been bowhunting GMU 34 for a couple years now and I am thinking of hitting the mid October rifle season next year.  The weather has been perfect the last 2 years on opening weekend for archery, but Im afraid there might be 5' of snow on the ground in mid october.  Anyone know what it usually looks like in Mid October aroud Glenwood Canyon at 11k feet?

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It can be hot and dry or it

It can be hot and dry or it could have 3' of snow you never know from year to year.  However the animals usually head for the deep canyons and the private property once the shooting starts.  The last time that I was up there towards the end of October there wasn't a deer or elk track to be seen in a few inches of snow.  If you have access to the private property around the area you may have some good luck. 

 

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Are there a ton of rifle

Are there a ton of rifle hunters out there when things kick off?  I have been relieved to find that the area is not overrun with bowhunters on opening weekend.  Probably see 20 hunters on the way in and way out.  We cover some serious ground and have yet to see anyone in the field.  Not bad for the size of the area!

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I would imagine that there

I would imagine that there could be quite a few rifle hunters since it is a OTC elk tag unit but I wouldn't know since I don't usually hunt that unit.  But I do know that the elk head into the deep canyons and private property once the hunts start. 

One other thing that I should of mentioned in my first post is that right now today you could drive up to Deep Lake with a 2 wheel drive, but a 4 wheel drive would be better.  There isn't very much snow up there. 

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hunted it this year,wasnt

hunted it this year,wasnt cold this year,there are a ton of hunters,but its beautiful.

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