COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As hunting season fast approaches, archers needing to practice their skills are encouraged to visit Cheyenne Mountain State Park and its state-of-the-art archery range.
The park’s archery range is located on Pines Oaks Road, which is two miles south of the park’s main entrance off Colorado Highway 115. It is the perfect place to dial in those sights before heading out in the field.
Use of the 10-80 yard target range and limited-draw (35 pounds or less) target range are included in the cost of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife parks pass ($7/daily; $70/annual).
In addition to the static target ranges, a “three-dimensional” range is located across the road. It features 28 field targets with numerous life size animal targets. Use of the field/3D range requires archers to purchase an individual permit ($3/daily; $30/annual). The annual individual field/3D permit is valid through March 31, 2018.
As a bonus to people buying an annual individual field/3D permit, Cheyenne Mountain State Park is offering a free archery sticker during the month of August.
“This offer is aimed at archers who may have visited the range a couple times but are on the fence about the value of purchasing an annual permit,” said Jeanette Lara, administrative assistant for the park. “It’s a great range and really worth trying out, if you haven’t done so already.”
August is also military appreciation month at all 41 Colorado State Parks. That means entrance fees are on the house for active-duty or retired military. Pick up the hang-tag from any CPW office by showing your active duty, veteran ID or DD214 today.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.