Pikes Peak Recreational Shooting Areas


Recreational shooting is allowed on most National Forest System lands. However, there are some specific areas closed to target shooting and many rules do apply. The rules, regulations, and guidelines are provided in the brochure found on the Pikes Peak Ranger District Shooting Brochure. Please read them carefully. 

Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex is public shooting range is located South of Colorado Springs. Click here for more information

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Restrictions: Target shooting is permitted on National Forest land in El Paso county except in restricted areas.  See Target Shooting Brochure for a map of restricted areas.
Information Center: The Rampart Shooting Range is CLOSED. Please pick up and properly dispose of your casings, targets, and any other litter. Trash receptacles are not provided so if you pack it in you need to pack it out.

General Information

General Notes:

Ensure that you are not shooting within the restricted areas of the National Forest. It is unsafe to shoot after dark. Always remember that alcohol and firearms DO NOT mix!

General Notes:

Discharging a firearm is always prohibited within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, occupied area, on or across a road, near or across a body of water, in a cave, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage.


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