Public Shooting Range
The Summit County Shooting Range is located between Dillon and Keystone,
Colorado. The street address is:
639 County Rd 66
Dillon, CO 80435
Please click here for maps and
The hours for the range are
- April-October: 7:00 AM till 8:00 PM
- November - March: 7:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Please check the "Range News" box
to the right for potential range closures before you go. You can also
sign up for email notifications so you will receive an email
notice of when the range will be
not only shows when a volunteer NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer
(RSO) will be on duty, but also shows you when the range will be
closed and when SRA Board meetings are scheduled.
There is currently no fee to use the range. It is provided as a community
service by Summit County and is maintained
by volunteers. The range is typically not staffed. On busy weekends
and special events, volunteer NRA-certified Range Safety Officers may
be assisting with safe range operations.
You can help keep this range free to use by helping out with a
you can drop a few dollars into the donations receptacle at the
range on your way out. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Facilities / Target Stands
There are limited facilities at range.
There is now a porta-potty, but there is no running water or
electricity. Take note before planning your day at the range.
The ground beneath the range is compacted recycled asphalt. Driving
a target stand into the ground is not advised as it may damage the surface.
Self-supporting stands with sandbags are one useful method of creating
a target stand. Try making a 2x4 stand and drill holes in the stand
for your stake-equipped targets.
There are a number of target stand bases available. These are concrete-filled
tires with a pair of 1.5" PVC pipes set in the concrete. There may be
target frames pre-built for you at the range. To be safe, you can bring
your own. See the Target Frame page for
information on building your own frame before coming to the range.
To keep it simple, you can just bring two 1x2's, a piece of
cardboard, and a staple gun.
The trap range is equipped with two simple throwers. However,
they may not be functional or may be busy when you arrive, so it
is best to bring your own thrower just in case.
Summit County Shooting Range is divided into four separate areas as
The area in red is for law enforcement use only and is not available
for public use.
The green area is designated for handguns (and rimfire rifles). The
maximum range is about 48 yards.
The blue area is the only range that supports center-fire rifles. This includes
.223 and 5.56mm rifles. The maximum range is about 110 yards. Please
do not bring 50 caliber and larger centerfire rifles to the range as
the backstop is not currently designed to safely absorb the energy
from these rounds.
Finally, the yellow area is set aside for shotgun use. Only shotguns
(and shotshell pistols) are allowed on the shotgun range. Pistol or
rifle shooting on the shotgun range is not permitted.
Facility Rules and Regulations
The Rules and Regulations for the range have recently changed.
You can no longer bring just anything up to the range and shoot at it.
Range rules now have the force of law and are punishable by fines and/or
expulsion from the range. The Summit County Sheriff's Office
is patrolling the range frequently. In addition, NRA-certified
Range Safety Officers may be on duty.
Please see the
Rules and Regulations page prior to visiting the range. You can
also download and print the
Range Brochure (pdf) which also provides the rules and regulations
in a compact, 2-page form you can throw in your shooting bag.
Facility Operations and Maintenance
The rifle range viewed from atop the
berm. The Ten Mile Range is in the background.
The Summit County Shooting Range is managed, maintained, and equipped
by the users of the range. There are
little or no regular government funds set aside for cleanup, upkeep,
target frames, etc. This means that you are the management.
You are the keeper of the range.
The appearance of this range reflects on the firearms owners of Summit
County. Please be responsible in cleaning up your trash. Please dispose
of the spent-target waste (splintered frames, paper, etc.) before you
leave. If a trash can is full, go ahead and dump it into the dumpster
so the next visitor will have a place to put trash.
Try and leave the range a little nicer than when you arrived.
You are required to clean up your brass or spent shell casings (especially
shotgun shells). Bring a broom and dustpan to help make this easier.
Place your empty ammo boxes in the dumpster or provided trash cans -
not on the ground.
The range is periodically closed for cleanup and maintenance.
Sign up for email notifications so you
can avoid arriving at a closed range...or so you can volunteer to
help keep this range looking great!
Find any Errors on this page?
and they will be corrected as soon as possible.
About This Page
This web page is produced by the
Summit Range Association which helps operate and maintain the
range. This range is on land owned by
Summit County and is a public facility.