Target Shooting Restrictions & Planning: Boulder Ranger District

The Allenspark Recreational Shooting Project Environmental Assessment will address safety concerns that led to an emergency closure of approximately 132 acres of National Forest System lands to recreational shooting. 

Restrictions and Closures

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. 

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.

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)

Table I - Boulder Ranger District (pdf, 30 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.