Sight in on the Cameo Shooting Complex

On top of world-class hiking, mountain biking, and paddling, Grand Junction is also home to a plethora of hunting and recreational shooting. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) manages the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, a brand new world-class facility, just 16 miles from Downtown Grand Junction. CPW designed this massive outdoor facility in collaboration with competitive shooters, firearm education experts, and law enforcement, to create an all-encompassing facility where anyone can go to learn how to shoot or sharpen their skills. 

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It doesn't matter if you've never shot a firearm before, or you're a professional competitive shooter, the Cameo Shooting & Education Complex has the facilities to support everyone regardless of skill. Multiple ranges vary in length from 50 to 200 yards. Work on your pistol technique in the pistol bay, or dial in your scope for long-range precision shooting. There is also an area for clay shooting and an archery range with distances from 15 to 60 yards.

In addition to the shooting ranges, the Cameo Shooting Complex also has picnic pavilions that can be reserved for private events or corporate gatherings. An on-site pro shop can help you find any accessories you might need, from ammunition, cleaning supplies, scopes and accessories. The whole facility has WIFI as well.

The range is open to the public, anyone can visit and shoot Wednesday through Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, we recommend bringing your own gear. Various training classes are also held here. The wide and open bays allow for a multitude of setups, from mazes and shooting rooms to tactical training where you can bring in cars, boats, and even mock office setups to create training situations. These training events can be utilized by the public and by law enforcement to help individuals develop their technique and increase their comfort level with firearms.

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The Cameo Shooting and Education Complex also hosts a variety of shooting events. Both amateur and professional competitions bring in shooters from all over the country to compete in events like three gun, Glock tournaments, and USPSA (United Practical Shooting Association) shooting events. A state of the art comprehensive digital scoring system is used to measure elements like speed and accuracy.

Whether you’re training for your next big hunt, or are new to firearms and want to learn, be sure to visit the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. While you’re in Grand Junction, enjoy surprisingly affordable lodging, trendy restaurants, one of the largest outdoor art displays in the country and friendly locals who are always willing to help you and share their favorite local spot to dine, shop or recreate. 

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Want to learn more about Grand Junction's parks and public lands? Check out page 26 of the Grand Junction Adventure Guide.