West Elk Archers High Mountain 3D Shoot

August 17
09:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Put the final touches on your preparation for archery season at the West Elk Archers High Mountain 3D shoot. Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host this event giving archers the chance to access the beautiful Gunnison National Forest via the Red Lady Express Chairlift. The lift will deliver participants to the start of the course at 10,300’ with amazing views of the Elk Mountain Range to the North.

A Sight-in Range will be set near the top of the lift for archers to warm up before starting the course. From there, archers will follow the course towards the Paradise Lodge, descending 800 feet through open country and dark timber. The second half of the course follows similar terrain while climbing back to the top of the chairlift. There will be more than 30 targets set throughout the 2.7 mile course through mountainous terrain. The Red Lady Express will then carry participants back to the base area where awards will be held at the Butte 66 restaurant.

Come prepared for a day in the mountains. There will be an aid station set up at the halfway point but it is highly recommended to have the appropriate gear needed to be self-sufficient during the event.


Medals will be awarded to the top 3 archers in each category and there will be free raffle prizes for all participants. All prices include chairlift access for participants.

Open Men ($30)

Open Women ($30)

Bowhunter Women ($30)

Bowhunter Men ($30)

Traditional Women ($30)

Traditional Men ($30)

Junior (Ages 13-17, $15)

Youth (Ages 7-12, $15)

Cub (Ages 6 and Under, FREE!)

Three different Money Shots will be set up for Open, Bowhunter and Traditional categories. Take your best shot for a chance to win the cash purse! 3 shots for $5, no limit.



Registration opens at 8:30 AM in the middle level of the Treasury building

Course opens at 9:00 AM

Scorecards Due at 2:30 PM

Awards party at Butte 66 around 3:00 PM




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