Traveling to GMU 55.


New Member
Hey guys. I’m an out of stater with 6 Muley points. I’ll be applying for a tag next year and I’m looking to get my ducks in a row.

I’m very much considering flying to avoid a 22 hour drive. I have two major concerns though. The first is being able to get a 4x4 rental truck once flying in. I’m not sure if there is anyway to guarantee that. The other is just flying my rifle. I know that’s pretty common but it’s new to me.

Anyone have any helpful insight on this? I’ll likely be flying into Denver and driving to Gunnison.



Very Active Member
Both are simple if flying into Denver, do it every year renting a full-size truck through Enterprise or Alamo. The issue is you are likely to get tires that don't go well in mud. Will be much harder ton get a truck if flying into Gunnison, very few options there.


Active Member
Good point above on the tires. On two occasions I had friends come here and experience multiple flats on rental vehicle tires - once in an SUV and the other time a full-sized pickup. "P" rated tires just can't survive the rocky backroads.


Long Time Member
I've flown with guns a few times in/out of Denver. Never an issue. Just make sure you discuss the guidelines with the airline prior to getting tickets. The truck...dunno. Maybe call ahead to make sure you have a 4x4 with the right kind of tires.

Grouse Legs

Active Member
22 hours? Id just drive it, enjoy the ride, and show up with a full kit. Rather than trust the airlines.

Id be packing good tires and chains


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Worst "mature"deer hunting of my life time. 58 years old. 4th generation in the Baison... I'd take 1993 OTC over what's here 2023.

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