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Looking for a place to hone your shooting skills or enjoy a day out with friends? The South Platte Ranger District presents three distinct shooting areas, each offering unique experiences for recreational shooting. However, it’s more than just aiming at targets; it’s about embracing the outdoor spirit with responsibility. Here’s what you need to know:

Main Features:

  • Variety of Ranges: Choose from three locations—near Buffalo Creek, Harris Park, or Bailey—with options for both short and long-range shooting.
  • Accessible Layouts: The ‘horseshoe’ layout at one range allows for continuous shooting, even when others retrieve targets.
  • Natural Challenges: Seasonal closures and terrain require vehicles with high clearance, and sometimes even 4×4, for access.

Strengths as Reviewed by Patrons:

  • Cited as the best range within a 150-mile radius.
  • Spacious layouts allow for spreading out and even skeet shooting.
  • The ranges are free to use, enhancing their accessibility to all.

Considerations Based on Feedback:

  • There is a discrepancy between posted shooting hours on-site and the USFS website.
  • Seasonal access can be challenging; the roads may become difficult to navigate due to mud or snow.
  • Some visitors have noted a lack of cleanliness, with spent shells often left behind.

Visitor Recommendations:

  • Prepare for bugs in the warmer months.
  • Check local conditions such as fire bans and road closures before visiting.
  • Practice good stewardship by cleaning up after yourself.



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  • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM