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Discover the allure of the Trinidad State College Prator Shooting Range, your premier destination nestled six and a half miles southeast of Trinidad. Boasting breathtaking vistas and top-notch facilities, this range is the perfect getaway for both novice and experienced shooters.

Key Features:

  • Scenic location with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Five-station trap and newly added skeet shooting range with night capabilities
  • Rifle and pistol range with up to 100-yard distances
  • Four lanes at 100 yards and eight lanes at 50 yards
  • Adjustable targets for various distances on the pistol course
  • On-site amenities including restrooms, a classroom, and a workbench

Operational Details:

  • Open weekends from 9am to 5pm, and weekdays by appointment
  • Contact Ryan Newport at 719-422-3355 for more information or to book your spot
  • Closed in extreme weather conditions
  • Volunteer opportunities available with necessary training provided

Pricing Information:

  • Complimentary access for range members
  • Nominal fees for non-members with lifetime memberships available
  • Discounts for NRA members and Trinidad State College employees


  • Find this hidden treasure at 42013 County Road 24.6, just a short drive from downtown Trinidad


  • Established in 1976, the Prator Range honors Bill Prator, a cherished TSC Gunsmithing Program instructor
  • Owned by the Trinidad State College Foundation, reflecting a legacy of excellence in firearms education and practice

Visitor Experiences:

  • Visitors frequently praise the range’s friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Offers a serene and uncrowded atmosphere for a focused shooting experience
  • Clean, well-maintained, and managed with individual attention for each guest

The Prator Shooting Range is not just a facility; it’s a community staple providing a safe, inviting environment for gun enthusiasts. With its picturesque backdrop and comprehensive facilities, it stands as a testament to the legacy of Bill Prator and the rich history of gunsmithing excellence at Trinidad State College.




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Opening Hours

  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayClosed
  • ThursdayClosed
  • FridayClosed
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM