The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex opened to the public on Wednesday.
The 400-acre range is located just outside of Gate 20, on Fort Carson land. Visitors will not need to enter the military base or register their weapons prior to using the range.
“It just really came together with this partnership with Fort Carson, and you really couldn’t ask for a better location,” said El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.
Maketa said the partnership between private and public sectors has always been a dream of his, and he is very happy to see it become a reality.
“The partnership between county government, Division of Wildlife, Forest Service and the Department of Defense, namely Fort Carson and the leadership here, it’s just been a phenomenal relationship,” said Maketa.
One of the first visitors to the range told KRDO Newschannel 13 said he has been waiting for a long time for this range to open. With few options, Wayne Frazier was forced to go to the mountains to shoot.
“Having to go to the mountains, wasting a tank of gas, it’s great in the mountains, very beautiful, but the gas alone adds up over time,” said Frazier.
The price for civilian adults at the range is $10 per day and $4 for children. There are discounts for military and packages available. You can get a full list of prices here.
The range will be open Tuesday through Sunday.