View Full Version : Good, safe plinking spots? (Other than left hand)

11-30-2012, 10:02 PM
A neighbor/friend of mine wants to do some light wheeling and perhaps some plinking...and I wanna tag along. Outside of left hand canyon, which is fairly established, anyone know of decent, less travelled spots? I'd hate to find a place that's "legal" but unbeknownst to me maybe a popular to hikers or other things you don't want to kill.

12-01-2012, 05:02 PM
There is a spur off of Bunce Road that drops down just south of the 7 and 72 intersection (near Raymond) that has become a popular shooting area.

12-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Yea - that's FS 217 very close to the Ironclads trail head.

12-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Any trail that's on National Forest is fine for shooting as long as you use common sense and courtesy. Hoof a safe distance from the road/trail and have a good backstop. Use targets you can remove, don't shoot trees, bottles, garbage, etc. Clean up after yourself and as long as you're not near a developed area, your legal. Specific regs are available from each forest/district.


12-01-2012, 09:03 PM
I've seen quite a few in the Barbour Fork circle... though that one has a gate for the winter so unsure if it's closed right now. But if not, it seems pretty safe & close, lots of opportunity to pick up additional shells too.

12-03-2012, 08:18 AM
thanks for the suggestions! Ended up not plinking, hit Bill Moore lake for a quick out and back. my neighbor got a cool tacoma last summer and is starting to catch the fever a little. :D

Bill Moore was as expected, nice little run - no mud pit at the end, the twisty sections were fun and the views/weather were great.

12-03-2012, 09:26 AM
Is it still snow free up to the lake? Thinking about about trying to pull together the 40's Only Run before 2013. :D

12-03-2012, 12:21 PM
there was very little snow up there. a few icy patches (less than 10' in length) and some extremely minor snow pack in the shaded areas. the only place that got me worried at first was that last decent toward the mud hole just before the lake trailhead. it was all snowpacked as that part of the road is in shade. nothing too scary in hindsight.

c-c-c-c-cold and windy up at the lake. :hill:

03-26-2013, 08:55 PM
When the high country melts out there is a free public range between Dillon and Keystone that I don't think many know about. You use the land fill road to access it. I used it often and had it to my self on most occasions. Then your open to wheel any number of trails in the area.