76099 E. 96th
Byers, CO 80103
Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
Range Fee: $5 per day per shooter, including CRC members and youth.
Camping is available on site. There are several RV sites with only electrical hookups for $5 per night. Other camping is free. Vault toilets are available. No grey or black water dumping. No fires.
Contact Steve Kingcade at (303) 501-7029 for camping arrangements.
Byers, CO – About 16.5 miles away.
Longhorn Motel. Clean and barebones. Phone – 303-822-5205. Recommended, some instructors stay here.
Limon, CO – about 45 miles east of Byers, I-70 exit 359. Limon has several 24-hour truck stops. These motels are on south side of I-70 all within sight of the exit. There may be more motels at other exits.
EconoLodge 719-775-2867. Continental breakfast included.
Super 8 – 719-775-2889. Continental breakfast.
Tyme Square Inn / Suites 719-775-0700. Smoking rooms available, pets extra, breakfast 6-9 am, pool and hot tub, WiFi. 10% off at Denny’s next door
Limon Inn – 719-775-0277. No smoking, pets +$20. Indoor heated pool, breakfast 6 – 9:00 am.
Comfort Inn, 719-775-2752. Affinity discounts available, pool, hot tub, continental breakfast, some smoking rooms.
From the Denver-metro area, take I-70 east to Byers, Colorado. Take highway 36 north (left) out of Byers. Highway 36 will curve back to the east. After ~ 8.3 miles on highway 36, turn north (left-only) onto Rector-Leader road (also known as Leader Rd or CR 52). After ~ 9 miles on Rector-Leader road, turn west (left-only) on 96th avenue. A nature reserve sign will be visible on the right side of the intersection at 96th avenue and Rector-Leader road. CRC will be on your right in 1 mile marked with a red stone marker and “CRC”. Enter through the gate and continue on the road straight ahead until you reach the Silhouette Range at the termination of the road (see CRC map below).
NOTE: Roads from Hwy 36 to the range are largely unpaved and are prone to flooding and muddy conditions after rain.
From Limon and points east, take I-70 west to Byers (about 45 miles). Then follow the instructions above.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.
Denver has an Assault Weapons Ban for rifles with mags over 20 rounds, also mags over 20 rounds are banned. Although there are provisions for a non-resident passing through, it is best to keep weapons cased and simply avoid stopping in Denver altogether. They will arrest you and make you hire a lawyer to get your rifle back. There is no state Assault Weapons Ban. Open carry is legal in Colorado except in some cities (don't press your luck in cities, they'll find something else to charge you with). Concealed carry requires a permit. No loaded long arms in vehicles – chamber must be empty (hunting law), handguns OK.
NOTE: If you are having a problem finding .22 ammunition please contact us using the contact information below.
For the 1-day long distance shoots, bring a high power rifle. You will want at least 75 centerfire rounds to sight in and shoot 100-400 yards. Shooting will be in prone position but if you can't do that, we'll work with you.
For the two day event, bring a .22LR or centerfire for 25 meter shooting . Bring a 22 LR and a centerfire for shooting out to 100 and 585 yards respectively on Sunday.
The KD event is a 2-day centerfire clinic, shooting 100-400 yards. Prone, sitting/kneeling and standing positions will be covered. You'll get a chance to earn a rifleman patch at distance. Bring 200 rounds.
For more information contact:
Name: CO State Coordinator Email Address: CO@appleseedinfo.org
Name: BrassBucket Phone: 720-767-3320