Jan. 30, 2009
Contact: David Boyd, BLM, (970) 947-2832

27¼ Road shooting range closed Friday, Feb. 6

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The 27 ¼ Road Shooting Range will be closed to public use next Friday afternoon for Colorado State Patrol law enforcement training.

The range will be closed on Friday, Feb. 6, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The range is managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. It’s free to the public and usually open from sunrise to dusk every day, except for occasional maintenance, training or special events. It’s popular with local recreational target shooters as well as hunters sighting-in their rifles prior to hunting season.

The shooting range is located on a well-marked route approximately six miles north of H Road, on north 27¼ Road. It consists of a pistol emphasis area and a 1,000-meter rifle range, which has 12 sheltered shooting benches.

A dedicated group of local volunteers donates hundreds of hours annually at the range, installing and maintaining range signs and targets, and picking up illegally dumped trash.  Much of the range improvements are made possible through donations by local businesses and contributions from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.


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