Gates boys leading horses Gates boys on horses Tel and his family Tel with his wife and kids Tel and Ashlie with the kids on horses Outfitters have been around for generations Cousins watching over the cows at the ranch Three generations of outfitters shown Tels boys on the truck Tel herding the cows, true cowboys Kids posing on horses


Tel is a professional guide in the White River National Forest

Tel Gates is a second generation outfitter in Meeker, Colorado. (Also, a sixth generation cattle and horse rancher in nearby Burns, CO.) Tel is a loving and godly husband to his wife, Ashlie, who is the provider of the tasty meals you will enjoy on the guided hunts.

They are blessed with two “little cowboys” in the family, their sons Tilden and Toren. Tel enjoys teaching them to be hard working cowboys, to have a love for their horses and for the great outdoors. The boys are well on their way, having already ridden “shot-gun” on horseback to most of the camps and have “helped” pack meat off the mountain. (They are only 3 and 2 years old!!)

Tel is honest and truly cares about his clients on a personal level, while working extremely hard to meet their hunting expectations. He desires to give a thrilling adventure and a unique life experience while providing the most successful hunt available.

Hunting has been a way of life and a specialty of the Gates family for generations. Tel thinks the fabulous people he has had opportunity to meet and the friendships that develop are some of the greatest blessings of owning a business like outfitting.

There is a little cowboy in each of us!! Why not let River’s Bend Outfitters help you find yours. LET’S COWBOY UP!