Welcome to 5280 Processing
Denver's Premier Wild Game Processor


5280 Processing is located in the heart of Wheat Ridge Colorado.  We are a family owned and operated business with more than 100 years of combined experience.  We are a custom cut wild game processor and are licensed to process domestic animals.    


5280 Processing is happy to process your Antelope, Bear, Big Horn Sheep, Buffalo, Caribou, Deer, Duck, Elk, Geese, Moose, Mountain Goat, and Wild Boar.  Don't see your animal listed, that's okay, just give us a call at 303-650-7471 and we can see how we can assist you.

Exotic or Farm/Ranch Raised Animals are also accepted.

We DO NOT accept frozen carcasses or quarters.  All carcasses and quarters must be thawed prior to acceptance.

Frozen meat that has been previously processed will be accepted during any season.     

We also are licensed to process most domestic animals.  However, we do not offer slaughter services. 

All wild game, exotic and farm raised animals must have a valid carcass tag or receipt from the ranch/farm.

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We operate on a first come, first serve basis.  Reservations are not required.  

At the time of drop-off at 5280 Processing, your animal will be issued a color coded tag to indicate species as well as an Invoice Number.  This Invoice Number will remain with your animal from start to finish.  This helps ensure you get your meat back.  

Unlike other processors, we don't combine orders or animals so you can rest assured you are getting your meat back.  This is the reason our sausage and jerky orders can take up to 16 weeks to complete. 

All of our steaks and roasts are cut boneless, vacuum sealed and packaged for a family of 2.  All burger is packaged in approx. 1 lb. poly chubs and tied with Orange Tape.  

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5280 Processing

2885 Depew Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80214, United States






On occasion, we will meet our maximum capacity for drop-offs.  Please visit our Facebook page to verify if we are able to accept additional animals.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR HOURS CHANGE BASED ON THE SEASONS.  Our correct hours will be listed here or on our Facebook page.  Please do not rely on Google for this information.   

Holiday Hours:

Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd 9 am to 12 pm

Columbus Day, October 14th, Normal Business Hours

Veteran's Day, November 11th, Normal Business Hours

Day Before Thanksgiving, November 27th, CLOSED

Thanksgiving, November 28th, CLOSED

Day After Thanksgiving, November 29th, CLOSED

Day Before Christmas Eve, December 23rd, CLOSED

Christmas Eve, December 24th, CLOSED

Christmas, December 25th, CLOSED

New Years, January 1st,  CLOSED

Quick facts & answers

Order Status

Please see your Invoice for your 

PART I Pickup Date.

Part II Orders are posted on our 

Facebook Page and our Status Page.  

You may also wish to sign-up to receive mass email or text alerts of completed orders. 

Messages left regarding the status of your order will not be returned until your order is complete.

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Products & Services

5280 Processing offers a wide variety of Sausages, Jerky and Specialty Products as well as Basic Processing that includes your choice of Steaks, Roasts and Burger.

2019 Products & Services

Order Changes

Once your order has been entered into our system and printed, we ARE NOT able to make any changes to your order.   

We strongly recommend, you visit our Products and Services pages before you arrive at our location.  You can also click the link below.

Wild Game Products

Storage Fees

Pickup Days and Storage Fees are 

Strictly Enforced.  

We DO NOT have room to store your order.  When planning your hunting trip, plan on having enough room in your freezer for the meat you will be getting back.  When we are forced to store orders, it prevents us from offering our services to other hunters. 

We appreciate your understanding!

Wild Game Storage Fees

Express and Rush Services

5280 Processing offers an Express and Rush Wild Game Processing Service for those hunters needing their order completed earlier.  

Our Express Service will have your order processed and packaged within 

24 hours from the time of drop-off.   

Express Sausage orders must be dropped off before 12 Noon and products may be limited. 

Express Service costs $100 / Invoice.  

Our Rush Service will have your order processed and packaged within 3 business days from the time of drop-off.

Rush Service costs $50 / Invoice.

Hunting in Colorado

There's quite a bit of information you need to know when hunting in Colorado or out of state.  

We've complied some important information as well as some excellent links to help answer these questions or concerns. 

Simply, click on the link below to learn more now!

Hunting Tips & Answers