Area Rifle Ranges Closed Due To Fire Risk
With wildfires, raging out of control area rifle ranges will close. Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to close over a half dozen state managed shooting ranges across the Northwest portion of the state.
Grand County's Byers Canyon Rifle Range is one of seven state-managed shooting ranges that will be closed as well as the Basalt Shooting Range the Plateau Creek State Wildlife Area shooting range, the Cameo Temporary Shooting Range in Mesa County, the West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area shooting range in Garfield County and the Hayden Range and Yampa Range in Routt C.
Over the past decade, Grand County has seen its shares of fires ignited by the Byers Canyon Rifle Range. Just a spark can set a fire, especially in such dry conditions. Officials want to stay on the side of caution.
Fire officials will determine when to reopen the rifle ranges.