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Release Date: 07/30/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 970-244-2097    

27 1/4 Road Shooting Range Closed Saturday, August 1

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The 27¼ Road Shooting Range will be closed to public use the afternoon of Saturday, August 1, for Colorado Bureau of Land Management law enforcement training.

The range will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The range is managed by the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. It is free to the public and usually open from sunrise to dusk every day, except for occasional maintenance, training or special events. It is 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.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  2815 H Rd      Grand Junction, CO 81506  

Last updated: 07-30-2009