CWMU program

Cedar Canyon

Operator information

  • Name: Bud Keyes
  • Phone: 435-336-5856
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Cedar Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) starts above the riparian area of Lost Creek at about 5600 feet. There is a rapid increase in elevation to start with, but it turns into a gentler slope as the unit rises to about 8000 feet along the Morgan-Summit Counties border. Cedar Canyon, Black Hawk Canyon and Hay Hollow all cut this CWMU mostly in an east-west direction creating steep relief. The most common elevation is 6700 feet but ranges from 5400 feet to 8100 feet with an elevation difference of 2700 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6200 feet and 7300 feet an elevation difference of 1100 feet.

Nearly forty percent (40%) of the Cedar Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Another twenty-five (25%) is Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Another Shrubland that contributes significantly is the Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) contributes to the Shrubland character of the Unit. Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland add to the Forest and Woodland character of the Unit.

One of the Cedar Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ECHO DAM (422385), is about 11.7 km north from the north edge of the CWMU. ECHO DAM has sixty-seven (67) years of records, 1940 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.88 inches, but it can be as high as 10.59 inches or as low as 0.47 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 21 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 11 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 12.1 inches but can be as high as 41.5 inches. FALL temperature at ECHO DAM averages 46.5 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -21.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 3 days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Morgan, Summit
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Morgan - South Rich

Access contact

  • Name: Bud Keyes
  • Phone: 435-336-5856
  • Best time to contact: Before 9 PM

Property size

An estimate of the property size and the public/private composition

Private 12500
Public 0
Total 12500

Hunting opportunities (acres, days and dates)

The opportunity to hunt on this CWMU depends on the type of animal hunted

Acres Days Dates
Buck deer 12500 5 beginning 2nd Tues in Oct
Bull elk 12500 5 beginning 2ndTues in Oct
Bull moose 12500 5 beginning 2nd Tues in Oct
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 12500 2 11/10-12/25
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 0 0 n/a

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 1 9
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 1 9
Bull moose 1 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 20 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One (1) guest for elk & moose
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? Yes. required for buck and bull hunts
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
Are maps available? No.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes. pasture behind house

Rules of conduct

  • Wounding policy - if an animal is hit and wounded, another animal of that species may not be pursued
This map is provided for general reference only and does not constitute a legal hunt boundary. The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or other excluded areas.