Range Open

RFVSA Shooting Rates
Skeet / Trap / 5 Stand

Members $ 6.00 per round
Non Members $ 9.00 per round
Kids $ 3.00 per round
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Bring your own guns, ammo and protection. NO rentals available.


Skeet Shooting diagram 

Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles. 


In Trap shooting, the targets are launched from a single “house” or machine, generally away from the shooter. Trap is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting. The others are Skeet and sporting clays.


Breaking Moving Clay Target

In the game of 5 Stand there are five stations, or stands and six to eighteen strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds.

Range OPEN with Covid-19 protocols

About the Basalt Public Shooting Range

 This OPEN / OUTDOOR range is maintained and supported by the
Colorado Division of Wildlife
in cooperation with the Roaring Fork Valley Sportsmans Association

Sorry, gun rental NOT available

The public range area offers 3 separate fields: 

  1. Pistols up to .50 caliber, and 22 rimfire rifles
  2. Rifles up to .50 caliber
  3. Shotguns for hand thrown targets (bring your own).
  • Bring your own! No guns, ammo, targets for sale or rent
  • Visitors must follow all posted rules and regulations
  • Days / Hours of Operation: Closed on Wednesdays!
    Mon, Tues & Thur, Fridays: Summer 7-7, Winter 9-4
    Sat & Sun: Summer 9am-5pm  / Winter 9am-4pm
    Winter hrs are Oct 15 – March 15
Code of Conduct


  • Guns are to have actions open and unloaded at all times unless engaged in the act of shooting clay targets from the trap or skeet field on a designated shooting station or a position authorized by the range officer only
  • Ear and eye protection are mandatory
  • Shooters are to shoot only at targets they have called for and take only a single shot at a target unless a pair of doubles was called for whereby two shots may be taken at the same target
  • Extra targets requested are not permitted
  • Guns are to be loaded only when the shooter has entered the shooting station or designated shooting place as authorized by the range officer
  • Range courtesy excludes the use of foul language and /or abusive language, whether directed at another individual, range officer, observer or oneself.
  • No open containers of alcohol are permitted on the premises
  • No one is permitted to engage in shooting believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Conversations should be of a volume so as not to be disruptive to the shooter
  • Instructions is not be given while shooting on the skeet and trap fields unless requested
  • Range officers have complete authority to exclude any individual from the trap & skeet facility for the day if they are believed to be disruptive
  • After a round, pick up your ejected shells unless instructed not to by the range officer
  • Kids 18 and younger need to have a parent present and a liability waiver signed.
  • No dogs are allowed (State Wildlife Area)