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Located in Grand County, the Byers Canyon Rifle Range is a part of the Hot Sulphur Springs State Wildlife Area. This expansive 80-acre property stands approximately 7,700 ft. above sea level and offers a diverse range of recreational activities.

Key Features:

  • Accessibility: Situated just 4 miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs on HWY 40, this range is easily accessible.
  • Facilities: The range provides a variety of shooting options including a .22 Range, Handicapped Range, Pistol Range, Rifle Range, Shotgun/Archery Range, and an Archery range. Most of these ranges are equipped with concrete benches and adjustable seats. Additionally, restrooms are available for visitor convenience.
  • Recreation: Apart from shooting, visitors can indulge in hunting and fishing activities.
  • Regulations: A valid hunting or fishing license or SWA pass is required for everyone aged 16 or older. The area strictly operates between sunrise and sunset, and certain restrictions apply for the protection of wintering big game. It’s crucial for visitors to be acquainted with the range rules and other CPW regulations before their visit.

Strengths (based on reviews):

  • The range is well-maintained with clear signages directing visitors.
  • Safety is a top priority, with many visitors appreciating the emphasis on following the rules for an enjoyable experience.
  • The covered areas offer comfort, especially during unfavorable weather conditions.
  • The facility is exceptionally clean, with commendable efforts by volunteers.
  • The site offers easy access for handicapped individuals and has provisions for them.

Areas of Concern (based on reviews):

  • Some visitors found the range officer to be quite strict, and at times, abrasive. It’s essential to follow the rules and be aware of the specific range requirements to avoid any conflicts.
  • A few reviews mentioned the area being unsupervised and requiring a permit. It’s crucial to be informed about operating hours and other necessary details before visiting.
  • The range might not be very child-friendly, with limited options for children under 12.




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  • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM