Rainbow Trout – Oncorhynchus mykiss, facts

rainbow trout are fantastic game fish

Rainbow Trout

rainbow trout are fantastic game fish

General:

Members of the salmon family, Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, are an anadromous species, migrating up-river to spawn. They are native to cool, fresh water, thriving in habitats that do not exceed 70?F. Their preference in habitat makes them indicative of clean, clear waters. Rainbow Trout are one of the most popular sporting fish and as a result, are commonly bred and introduced into non-native regions. Alternate names, associated with this species, include Redband Trout, Coastal Rainbow and Steelheads.

Description:

With an average lifespan in the wild of 4 to 6 years, Rainbow Trout may grow to an adult size of 20” to 30” and reach an average weight of 2 to 8 lbs. However, some Rainbow Trout have been known to grow as large as 48” and weigh up to 30 lbs. in freshwater and 40 lbs. or greater in saltwater1. The body of the Rainbow Trout, like the common Salmon, is torpedo shaped, featuring a squared, forked tail with 10 to 12 anal rays, and an adipose fin. Differences in geographic habitation can result in variations in coloration and increased concentrations in anal rays. Other physical variations may be brought on by season, such as the hooked jaw, or kype, seen on male fish during the spawning season2.
Coloration is determined by geography, age and reproductive activity. Typically, Rainbow Trout display a predominantly blue-green or yellow-green coloring, providing camouflage against river and lakebeds. However, Rainbow Trout may turn silver while they spend time in salt water. Distinguishing features include red/pink markings running lengthwise on the sides, a silvery-white underside, white mouth and gums, and black speckling across the fins and back.

Location:

Rainbow Trout are native to North America, found in waters west of the Rockies, spanning north to Alaska and south to Mexico. Geographic populations are commonly identified by distinct names. The term Redband typically refers to Rainbow Trout living east of the Cascade Mountains in the U.S. and in the Upper Fraser River of British Columbia. Steelheads are Rainbow Trout that migrate to the Pacific as juveniles, spending time in saltwater before returning to freshwater to spawn3.

Due to their popularity as a sport fish and their ability to thrive in hatcheries, the Rainbow trout has been introduced to streams, rivers and lakes one every continent except for Antarctica, gaining this species distinction as invasive in certain locations. In the United States, there are introduced populations in 47 states, extending from the Great Lakes region, to south central Canada to the Great Plains east of the Rockies, and southwestern Mexico4.

Habitat:

Rainbow Trout live in fresh, cool waters and require a temperature not exceeding 70? for survival. These freshwater bodies include headwaters, creeks, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans. Preferred habitats are complex, including features that provide protection, feeding opportunities and habitat stabilization for the trout. This diverse ecosystem is comprised of submerged boulders and wood, overhanging vegetation, root masses, and beds of aquatic plants and clean gravel, interspersed between turbulent runs, slow-flowing pools, and deep water. Because trout are solitary in nature, these features also create barriers between habitats, allowing Rainbow Trout to establish territories within close proximity of other populations.

Adult Steelheads (‘sea-run rainbow trout,’) have been known to follow fresh water routes to the Pacific, spending up to several years in an oceanic habitat before returning to fresh water to spawn.

A large percentage of native Rainbow Trout habitats have been compromised or lost due to many factors, including soil erosion, loss of riparian vegetation (that found growing along banks,) logging, mining, pollution due to agricultural and municipal development, and dam and road construction. In addition to loss of habitats, these factors also damage migratory routes, hindering upstream migration during the spawning season. These factors have lead to a reduction of native Rainbow Trout populations, forcing nine populations of Steelheads to the federal endangered species list.

Diet:

Rainbow trout are opportunistic and migratory feeders5. Their carnivorous diets consist of aquatic and terrestrial items, including Insects, crustaceans, small fish, plankton, leeches, mollusks, and fish eggs. When food supplies are limited, Rainbow Trout have been known to travel long distances in search of new sources.

Reproduction:

Rainbow Trout typically spawn in the spring and early summer, seeking out stream riffles downstream from pools, lake inlet or outlet streams or main river channels and tributaries. During the spawning season Steelhead trout have been known to migrate from the ocean to the freshwater where they hatched, identifying them as an anadromous or migratory species. Female Rainbow Trout seek out moving water over clean, sediment-free gravel, ranging from ½” to 3” in diameter, to build their nests. The female will use her tail to dig a shallow pit, called a redd, depositing a portion of her eggs to be fertilized by a male. After the first nest has been fertilized and covered with gravel, the female will dig another redd upstream, varying the water depth and velocity of the location to increase the survival rate of the eggs. After fertilization, the eggs require consistent temperatures of around 55?F and continuous oxygenation through the clean gravel and hatch within 21 days6. Young trout will remain in the gravel from which they hatched until yolk reserves are depleted, emerging to search for new food sources7.

Rainbow Trout that have been introduced to non-native environments have a diminished rate of reproduction due to improper temperatures, and spawning environments. Because of this, states, including Ohio and Texas, must continually restock trout in their freshwaters to provide fisherman with this species. The Ohio Division of Wildlife introduces young trout into Lake Erie tributaries, where they will live for 1 to 2 years before migrating to the lake. The adult trout will live in the lake for up to several years, if allusive to fisherman, before returning to the tributaries and heading upstream to attempt to spawn8.

Rainbow Trout Fishing: The Rainbow Trout’s history with fisherman has made it one of “the top five sport fishes in North America, and it is considered by many to be the most important game fish west of the Rocky Mountains” 9.

“To catch a rainbow trout, an angler needs to be aware of the fish’s behavior in different water conditions. In streams, rainbow trout tend to select areas with gravel or rocky bottom that have cover such as boulders, logs or deep water nearby. In ponds and lakes, rainbow trout tend to swim around looking for food, especially near cover such as a weed line.

A variety if techniques can be used to catch rainbow trout: bait, artificials and fly fishing. When bait fishing, size 6-10 baitholder hooks and 4-8 lb. test line are best to use to suspend the bait in the water or split shot can be used to keep the bait on the bottom. Baits commonly used are worms, minnows, corn, crickets, salmon eggs or commercially produced baits such as Berkley Power Bait.

Fishing with artificials is a technique that uses a non-food item to imitate a food item. Spinner and spoons 1/32-1/8 oz. are commonly used for trout. They are made of metal and imitate a baitfish. Artificials can either be cast out and retrieved or trolled. A piece of bait can be added to an artificial to enhance its attractiveness” 10.

Notes of Interest:

Symbol of: Washington State

The largest rainbow trout on record weighed 57 lbs (25.8 kg) and was estimated to be 11 years old11.

Footnotes

1. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/rbt/
2. www.dnr.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?link=6733&tabid=6518
3. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wssnfh/pdfs/RAINBOW1.pdf
4. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/rbt/
5. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wssnfh/pdfs/RAINBOW1.pdf
6. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/rbt/
7. www.dnr.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?link=6733&tabid=6518
8. www.dnr.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?link=6733&tabid=6518
9. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wssnfh/pdfs/RAINBOW1.pdf
10. http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/rainbowtrout3.pdf
11. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/rainbow-trout/

“Rainbow Trout.” National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 1996-2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/rainbow-trout/

“Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Version 13. United States Department of Agrictulture: Natural Resources Conservation Service, May 2000. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wssnfh/pdfs/RAINBOW1.pdf

“Rainbow Trout.” ODNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
www.dnr.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?link=6733&tabid=6518

“Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).” Texas Parks and Wildlife. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/rbt/

“Fishing for Rainbow Trout.” New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Web. 26 Feb 2013.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/rainbowtrout3.pdf
Current distribution of Rainbow Trout, including native habitats and domesticate populations. Photo Courtesy of http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wssnfh/pdfs/RAINBOW1.pdf

 

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Colorado Gun Clubs & Shooting Ranges

Information on Colorado gun club, shooting clubs and rifle ranges in the state along with the types of shooting that is possible – rifle, skeet, pistol. Where possible, web sites, maps and email addresses of the shooting ranges have been included

If there are other rifle ranges that have not been included please email us at: Contact TC and we will add your shooting facility.

 

  • Alamosa – Del Monte Gun Club, 8 1/2 miles East of Alamosa, Co on Hwy 1, Alamosa, CO 81101.
    Phone: 719-589-4155
    Facilities include: Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Aurora – Aurora Gun Club, 301 S. Gun Club Rd., Aurora, CO 80010.
    Phone: 303-361-9091
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Aurora – Tri Service Sportsmen’s Club, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, CO 80042.
    Phone: 303-677-9889
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Avondale – Cottonwood Sporting Clays, 4960 44th Lane, Avondale, CO 81022.
    Phone: 718-948-4144
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Basalt – Roaring Fork Valley Sportsmen Assoc., Lake Christine, Basalt, CO 81621.
    Phone: 970-963-1759
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Bennett – Kiowa Creek Sporting Club, 46700 E. County Rd. 30, Bennett, CO 80102.
    Phone: 303-644-4627
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.kiowacreek.com
    Email: kiowacreeksc@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Berthoud – Carter Lake Gun Club, 100 Cougar Lane, Berthoud, CO 80513.
    Phone: 970-532-3493
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (25- 200 ft), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: Call for appointment
    Range Access: Private
    Email: carterlakegunclub@excite.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Blanca – Mount Blanca Game, P.O. Box 236, Blanca, CO 81123.
    Phone: 719-379-3825
    Facilities include: Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: mtblanca@fone.net
  • Boulder – Boulder American Legion Post #10, 4760 N 28 St., Boulder, CO 80301.
    Phone: 303-442-9551
    Facilities include: Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Brighton – Colorado Clays L.L.C., 13600 Lanewood St., Brighton, CO 80603.
    Phone: 303-659-7117
    Facilities include: Trap, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Email: coloradoclays@earthlink.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Buena Vista – Buena Vista Sportsmans Club Inc., Rodeo Road South of Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, CO 81211.
    Phone: 719-395-2585
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Byers – Colorado Rifle Club, Inc., 75000 E. 112 Rd., Byers, CO 80103.
    Phone: 303-425-4450
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (to 50 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (to 1000 yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.crci.org
    Email: mever46144@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Canon City – Royal Gorge Gun & Pistol Club, Inc., Red Canon Road & High St., Canon City, CO 81212.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (1000 yds)
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Cedaredge – Cedaredge Rod & Gun Club, 1800 R75 Rd., Cedaredge, CO 81413.
    Phone: (970) 856-3374
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 yds.), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds.), Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Email: rfhanson3374@aol.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Colorado Springs – Dragon Arms, Inc., 1250 Dragon Man Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80929.
    Phone: 719-683-2200
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (up to 100 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Colorado Springs – Izzak Walton Pikes Peak Chapter 34, 450 Franceville Coalmine Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80929.
    Phone: 719-683-4420
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 10, 25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100, 200 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.pikespeakgunclub.org
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Colorado Springs – Public Safety Training Facility, 5695 So. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
    Phone: 719-579-3005
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (0-100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (0-100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Cortez – Cortez Trap Club, 29002 Road H, Cortez, CO 81321.
    Phone: (970) 565-7396
    Facilities include: Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Cortez – Four Corners Rifle & Pistol Club, 30151 UA Hwy 160 Across Fairgrounds, Cortez, CO 81321.
    Phone: 970-565-8960
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (7, 25 and 50 yds), Indoor Pistol (up to 50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 and 200 yds), Indoor Rifle (up to 50 ft), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
    Email: michele@fone.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Craig – Bears Ears Sportsman Club, P.O. Box 622, Craig, CO 81625.
    Phone: 970-824-6755
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50yd), Outdoor Rifle (300yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.besc.gunsnet.net
    Email: besc1@cmn.net
  • Craig – Cedar Mountain Range, Moffat County Rd 7, Craig, CO 81625.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100-400 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Delta – Delta Trap Club, 1670 I Rd. – PO Box 1061, Delta, CO 81416.
    Phone: 970-874-7424
    Facilities include: Trap
    Range Access: Public
  • Denver – Cherry Creek Gun Club/Indoor Range, 1310 S. Clinton, Denver, CO 80120.
    Phone: 303-795-3293
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yd), Indoor Rifle (25 yd), Pistol Silhouette, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Denver – Denver Police Range, 1390 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80204.
    Phone: 303-640-3270
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access:
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Denver – Wildlife Hunters Assoc. of Colorado, , Denver, CO 80214.
    Phone: 303-377-0034
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (to 125 yds), Outdoor Rifle (to 1500 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery
    Hours of Operation: 0900-dark
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: wildlifehuntersofco.com
    Email: whacemason@usa.net
  • Eckert – 4-H Hot Shot Shooting Sports Range, North 50 Road, Eckert, CO 81418.
    Phone: 970-835-3423
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (50 ft), Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Englewood – Cherry Creek State Park Shooting Center, 12500 East Belleview Avenue, Englewood, CO 80111.
    Phone: 303-693-1765
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort Lupton – Tree Farm Rod & Gun Club, 12172 WCR 23, Fort Lupton, CO 80621.
    Phone: 303-717-4274
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15′-50 yards), Outdoor Rifle (25-250 yards), Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: gossetttreefarms.com
    Email: aquamotion@msn.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fort Morgan – Fort Morgan Handgun Club, P. O. Box 891, Fort Morgan, CO 80701.
    Phone: 970-867-7710
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100, 150, 200, & ), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
  • Fort Morgan – Morgan County Handgun Club, County Road 22, Fort Morgan, CO 80723.
    Phone: 970-867-2638
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25yds to 200 meters), Outdoor Rifle (100 & 200 yds and 200 met), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Fowler – Fowler Rifle Club, 502 10th St., Fowler, CO 81039.
    Phone: 719-263-4960
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25+ yds), Outdoor Rifle (400+ yds), Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Golden – Golden Gun Club, P.O. Box 471, Golden, CO 80402.
    Phone: 303-366-6970
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.goldengunclub.com
  • Grand Junction – Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independant Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81505.
    Phone: 970-255-6100
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 Ft.), Indoor Rifle (50 Ft.)
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Grand Junction – Orchard Mesa Gun Club Inc., P.O.Box 4354, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
    Phone: 970-245-8951
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
  • Grand Junction – PMS Indoor Range, 829 3rd Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft, .22 Cal. Only), Indoor Rifle (50 ft, .22 Cal. Only), Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Greeley – Greeley Recreation Center/Columbine Pistol Club, 651 10 Ave, Greeley, CO 80631.
    Phone: 970-352-8247
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft), Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Gunnison – Gunnison Sporstmans Assoc., Co Rd 18, Gunnison, CO 81230.
    Phone: 970-641-0618
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200, 300, 600 yds), Indoor Rifle (50 ft), Muzzleloading, Trap, Sporting Clays, Airgun
    Hours of Operation: All day
    Range Access: Private
    Email: simillion@westelk.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Hot Sulphur Springs – Hot Sulphur Springs Rifle Range, Box 216, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451.
    Phone: 970-725-3557
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Trap
    Range Access: Public
  • Hotchkiss – Stengel Gun Shop – Colorado West Gun Club, 2913 Hwy. 92, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.
    Phone: 970-872-3748
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Hudson – WHAC Range, 36100 E. 144th, Hudson, CO 80642.
    Phone: 303-659-8431
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (125 yds), Outdoor Rifle (300-1500 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Kiowa – Quail Run Sports, 35027 County Road 27, Kiowa, CO 80117.
    Phone: 303-646-3868
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Public
    Email: quailruncolorado@msn.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Kit Carson – Kit Carson Mountain Men, 48W/Township 15 S/Section 19 Co Rd J, Kit Carson, CO 80825.
    Phone: 719-962-3532
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 – 200 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25 – 800 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Email: busskop@rmi.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Lakewood – K2 Firearms Training Center, 7860 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232.
    Phone: 303-989-8600
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (15 yd), Indoor Rifle (100 yd), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9-8 M-SA, 11-5 SUN
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.k2ftc.com
    Email: jgallagher@k2ftc.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Leadville – Leadville Rod & Gun Club, Inc., 100 Gun Club Rd. CR 6, Leadville, CO 80461.
    Phone: 719-486-2848
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Limon – Limon Sun Club, 25000 Rd 193, Limon, CO 80828.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd), Outdoor Rifle (100 yd), Muzzleloading, Trap
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Meeker – Yellow Jacket Ranch Range, 13137 Rio Blanco County Road 15, Meeker, CO 81641.
    Phone: 970-878-5740
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50, 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Monte Vista – Rio Grande Sportsman Club, Rifle Range Rd. turn S. from US HWY 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144.
    Phone: 719-852-2716
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (variable), Outdoor Rifle (500 meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Montrose – Montrose Rod & Gun Club, , Montrose, CO 81492.
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (500 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Range Access:
  • Montrose – San Juan Shooting Range, 19878 Dave Wood Road, Montrose, CO 81401.
    Phone: 970-249-4227
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10-50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50-200 yds), Muzzleloading, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.sanjuanrange.com
    Email: sanjuan1@rmi.net
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Nucla – Ten Ring Gun Club, P.O. Box 554, Nucla, CO 81424.
    Phone: 970-864-7424
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (400 yds)
    Range Access: Private
  • Nunn – Great Guns Sporting, 16126 WCR 96, Nunn, CO 80648.
    Phone: 970-897-2277
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Ordway – Ordway City Range, 315 Main Street, Ordway, CO 81063.
    Phone: 719-267-3134
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (50, 100, 150, & 200 yds), Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Penrose – Cactus Flats Shooting Range, 4520 County Rd. 123, Penrose, CO 81240.
    Phone: 719-372-3726
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 50yds), Outdoor Rifle (up to 50yds), Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Public
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Penrose – Melchert Enterprises, 0086 K Street (East Side of K Street), Penrose, CO 81240.
    Phone: 719-372-3286
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Email: melchertr@juno.com
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Peterson Air Force Base – ENT Sportsman Club, 1660 Glascow, Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914.
    Phone: 719-596-7688
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Pueblo West – Pueblo West Sportsman’s Association, P.O. Box 7238, Pueblo West, CO 81007.
    Phone: 719-47-0836
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Private
  • Ramah – Ben Lomond Gun Club, Inc., 22646 County Road 101, Ramah, CO 80832.
    Phone: 719-541-2255
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10 to 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (400 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.blgc.org
    Email: webmaster@blgc.org
    Click here for a map to the business:
  • Rifle – Rifle Sportsmen’s Club, 0194 County Road 244, Rifle , CO 81650.
    Phone: 970-876-2133
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200, 300 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Web Site: www.dreamwater.net/sport/rsc/
    Email: barto@sopris.net
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  • Rockvale – Rockvale Gun Club, P.O. Box 38, Rockvale, CO 81244.
    Phone: 719-784-6658
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yd.), Outdoor Rifle (100 / 200 yds.), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Hours of Operation: 9AM-8:30 PM Mon-Sat
    Range Access: Private
  • Seibert – Seibert Gun Club Inc., P.O.Box 167, Seibert, CO 80834.
    Phone: 970-664-2341
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle (400 yds), Trap
    Range Access: Private
  • Springfield – Baca County Cooperative Shooting Area, Road W, Road 19, Springfield, CO 81073.
    Phone: (719) 523-6591
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (10, 15, 25 yards), Outdoor Rifle (25 to 500 yards), Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Archery
    Range Access: Public
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  • Steamboat Springs – Three Quarter Circles, 26185 U.S. 40 West, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
    Phone: 970-846-5647
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays, Archery
    Hours of Operation: by appointment
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site: www.3qc.net
    Email: mhogue@3qc.net
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  • Sterling – Prairie Wind Range, P.O. Box 176, Sterling, CO 80751.
    Phone: (970) 521-7125
    Facilities include: Outdoor Rifle, Trap, Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
  • Sterling – Red Hill Gun Club, 714 Delmar St., Sterling, CO 80751.
    Phone: 970-522-5363
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (15 – 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25 – 300 Yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Private
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  • Trinidad – Prator Range, 42013 County Road 24.6, Trinidad, CO 81082.
    Phone: 719-846-5616
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Indoor Rifle (200 yds sight-in), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
    Hours of Operation: Please call
    Range Access: Public
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  • Wheat Ridge – Silver Bullet Shooting Range, 5901 West 38th ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212.
    Phone: 720-898-0267
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 Yard), Pistol Silhouette
    Range Access: Public
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  • Whitewater – PMS Outdoor Range, 3520 Reeder Mesa Rd., Whitewater, CO 81527.
    Phone:
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (1000 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
    Range Access: Private
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  • Windsor – Buckeye Trap & Skeet Range, 6255 Weld Co. Rd 74, Windsor, CO 80550.
    Phone: 970-686-5210
    Facilities include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public
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  • Wolcott – Vail Rod & Gun Club, 001 Sporting Clay Way, Wolcott, CO 81655.
    Phone: 970-926-3472
    Facilities include: Sporting Clays
    Range Access: Public
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