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Byers Canyon Shooting Range back open with new renovations

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 15:15:19-04

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. – Six months after it closed for the season, and after expansion renovations, the Byers Canyon Shooting Range is back open for shooters.

The popular shooting site closed for the season on Jan. 9, and its usual mid-April opening was delayed as crews expanded the amenities at the shooting range.

People heading out to practice or sight-in their rifles will find new shooting benches, four new rifle lanes, a 50-yard lane for .22-caliber rifles and two new handgun lanes, including one 100-yard handgun range.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the new additions were aimed at improving safety and improving users’ experience.

"It’s not too far of a drive for many folks, even those coming from Denver," said CPW’s property technician, Doug Gillham. "Considering what the range offers, both before and now after the improvements, it's worth the drive."

For a full list of Colorado shooting ranges organized by region, click here.