Target Shooting Restrictions & Planning: Boulder Ranger District

Boulder Ranger District  (National Forest System lands near Boulder, Nederland & Allenspark, Colorado)

For safety reasons, some areas have been closed to discharging a firearm. These areas are usually signed. Always check before you go to ensure you have the latest information, closure order and map. These closures do not apply to legal hunting activities. Closure areas include:

  • Brainard Lake Recreational Area
  • Former Allenspark Dump
  • South Nederland Closure
  • Lefthand Slot Canyon Closure*      
  • Lefthand Entrance Closure*
  • Flood Related Shooting Closure - James Canyon, Lefthand Canyon, Mount Alto, and Sugarloaf Mountain (Some areas and access routes have been damaged by the 2013 Flood. Please see the latest closure order and information on our Flood Recovery page.)

See a consolidated map of shooting closures on the Boulder Ranger District.

The areas listed below are closed to shooting on the Boulder Ranger District.

Closure Order Name Closure Description

10-01-2012-09, Former Allenspark Dump Closure, dated 12/12/2012 (pdf, 14.73KB), Map (pdf, 454KB), press release

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun except for legal hunting purposes.
Paintball guns are excluded from this restriction.

Order No. 10-01-2012-10, Lefthand Canyon, 30 acres "Slot Canyon" recreational shooting closure, (PDF, 65KB) and Map (pdf, 1.4 MB)

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun except for legal hunting purposes.

 2015 Urban Front Country Occupancy and Use (pdf,29 KB)

Exhibit A- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Vicinity Map (pdf,605 KB)

Exhibit I- Boulder Ranger District Map (pdf, 7,585 KB)

 

Discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun, except persons legally hunting in accordance with Colorado law or discharging paintball guns

 

Order No. 10-01-2013-01, Brainard Lake Recreational Area, Map

 

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun except for legal hunting purposes.

10-01-2012-11, South Nederland Shooting Closure, dated 12/19/2012 and Map

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun in the Restricted Area.

 ARP- BRD-2014-02 Boulder Ranger District Flood Related Shooting Closure (pdf, 312KB), Map (pdf, 629 KB)

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun in the Restricted Area.