Target Shooting Planning Efforts & Restrictions for Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Current Target Shooting Planning Efforts:   none

Some areas and access routes have been damaged by the 2013 Flood. Please see the latest closure order and information at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/targetshooting

 

The areas listed below are closed to shooting

on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Closure Order Name
Closure Description
Urban Front Country Order UFC-01-12 (pdf, 19.75 KB)

Exhibit A- Arapaho and National Forests Vicinity Map (pdf, 926 KB)
Exhibit B- Pawnee National Grassland  Vicinity Map (pdf, 431KB)
Exhibit E- Canyon Lakes Ranger District- North Map (pdf, 4.5 MB)
Exhibit F- Canyon Lakes Ranger District- South Map (pdf, 4.2 MB)

No discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun, except persons legally hunting in
accordance with Colorado law or discharging paintball guns. 36 CFR §
261.58(m).

  • Within ¼ mile of County Road 44H (Buckhorn Road) from the National Forest boundary on the east to the old Buckhorn Ranger Station on the west.
     
  • Within ¼ mile of County Road 27 (Stove Prairie Road) from State Highway 14 (Poudre Highway) south, within the National Forest boundary.
     
  • Within ¼ mile of County Road 47 (Big Elk Meadows Road) from state highway 36 to Forest Service Road 118 (Johnny Park Road).
     
  • Within ¼ mile of County Road 117 (Christy Meadows) north of Highway 34.
  • Within ¼ mile of Greyrock Trail.

Additional Information:

Remember to follow all shooting regulations and restrictions, and use only approved targets. On the ARP approved targets are: cardboard targets, paper targets, manufactured metallic targets (metal targets specifically designed for firearms), or manufactured thrown-type clay targets (clay pigeons). Please note: exploding targets are not permitted.

Tracer bullets have been identified as a cause of a fire on the Pawnee National Grassland (see news release). Tracer bullets are illegal on National Forest System lands. Use only approved targets with a safe backstop. Remember a safe backstop is one that will stop a bullet. Make sure not to attach your targets on trees, log decks, slash piles, fences, water tanks, or other improvements. 

Be aware of:
  • Other people recreating in the area and take extra precaution to avoid recreators when shooting
  • Livestock in the area and take extra precaution to avoid cattle when shooting