If you're interested in hunting, this is definitely the area for you!
Below is a picture of my son-in-law's bull elk, estimated at 900# shot with a long bow in the early September of 2012. Darrell & his father make their own arrows, use a long bow, and utilize all of the elk. They both got an elk this year & the meat will feed family all winter; they use the sinews, the bone and whatever is left - I'm not the outdoorsman, he is! Anyway, I'm quite proud of him! But mainly I want to give you an idea of how big we grow them here in southwest Colorado!