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 review the Shooting Brochure and read the rules and regulations carefully. 

The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex is a public shooting range, that is located South of Colorado Springs, immediately adjacent to Fort Carson. 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:

The Rampart Range Road Shooting Range was PERMANENTLY CLOSED years ago. Contact the Pikes Peak Ranger District at: 601 South Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Informational Shooting Brochures are available in person or on the web.

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.


Target Shooting

General Info:

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!

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Recreation Areas

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