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The purpose of this thread is to give anyone who is not from around here a good place to shoot without paying range fees. Ammo is enough, don't need to pay the man also.

Please be specific in your directions.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Steve

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I would also like to know.
 

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When weather is good, not cold and all the snow is gone.
I go up to farmington flats alot, you will need a truck, SUV, or ATV to get up there. Although I have driven a civic up there I would not recomend it, and I do see a few cars up there from time to time.

From I-15 going north into Farmington
-Take exit 324 to go on 89/park lane, keep to the right take exit 395 to park lane
-Turn right/east onto park lane
-Procede to the second stop light (i think) at main st, turn right/south
-follow around to the left now your on 600 N
-do NOT follow around to the right
-you will want to keep going straight/east and will have to kinda make a left turn, your still on 600 N after you have left the main road
-go up the hill to the end and make a left on 1st E
-1st east turns into Skyline dr, this will take you up into the Mt's
-keep right (you can go to the left doun the hill there is a pond down there to fish at)
-on your way up the paved road there is a few areas to park and ride the ATV up if you have one, the is also a parking area at the end of the paved Rd where in turns into gravel
-just keep driving up and up Skyline drive, you'll pass Sunset camp ground (be careful and observant while driving and look ahead a much as possible, its narrow)
-you eventualy get to a fork in the road (2 gates) one goes east the other goes south west, the east road will take you to the radar towers
-take the other going to the right/south west, you'll pass a sign that says Skyline dr/bountiful, keep going straight
-you'll pass another camp ground (i like camping here)
-you'll eventualy get to a large clearing that has some side roads/trails going into it, this is it
-you'll notice a hill to the north that has a dirt trail going up it, and some foundations from old houses
-This is where I shoot into that hill to the right of the trail going up it, usualy there is a big puddle at the bottom of that trail.

It can be qute a ways up there, I make a day out of it or camping trip

as far as i know you can shoot while in the canyon, you just have to be past the foothills area. I dont like to because there is a trail at the bottom of the canyon and there can be a bit of traffic.
 

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usSiR said:
When weather is good, not cold and all the snow is gone.
I go up to farmington flats alot, you will need a truck, SUV, or ATV to get up there. Although I have driven a civic up there I would not recomend it, and I do see a few cars up there from time to time.

From I-15 going north into Farmington
-Take exit 324 to go on 89/park lane, keep to the right take exit 395 to park lane
-Turn right/east onto park lane
-Procede to the second stop light (i think) at main st, turn right/south
-follow around to the left now your on 600 N
-do NOT follow around to the right
-you will want to keep going straight/east and will have to kinda make a left turn, your still on 600 N after you have left the main road
-go up the hill to the end and make a left on 1st E
-1st east turns into Skyline dr, this will take you up into the Mt's
-keep right (you can go to the left doun the hill there is a pond down there to fish at)
-on your way up the paved road there is a few areas to park and ride the ATV up if you have one, the is also a parking area at the end of the paved Rd where in turns into gravel
-just keep driving up and up Skyline drive, you'll pass Sunset camp ground (be careful and observant while driving and look ahead a much as possible, its narrow)
-you eventualy get to a fork in the road (2 gates) one goes east the other goes south west, the east road will take you to the radar towers
-take the other going to the right/south west, you'll pass a sign that says Skyline dr/bountiful, keep going straight
-you'll pass another camp ground (i like camping here)
-you'll eventualy get to a large clearing that has some side roads/trails going into it, this is it
-you'll notice a hill to the north that has a dirt trail going up it, and some foundations from old houses
-This is where I shoot into that hill to the right of the trail going up it, usualy there is a big puddle at the bottom of that trail.

It can be qute a ways up there, I make a day out of it or camping trip

as far as i know you can shoot while in the canyon, you just have to be past the foothills area. I dont like to because there is a trail at the bottom of the canyon and there can be a bit of traffic.
Really appreciate the info, maybe we can go up sometime in the near future and campout that night or just a day thing. Let me know if you want to do this. 8)
 

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Shaolin said:
Really appreciate the info, maybe we can go up sometime in the near future and campout that night or just a day thing. Let me know if you want to do this. 8)
sounds like fun.... I'll let you know if I make plans to go
 

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Sweet, thanks for the info. I have a KLR (enduro) motorcycle that I need another reason to drive. I have thought about going up there before to shoot but just haven't because it takes around an hour to get to the top. I will try to follow these directions some time. Any idea if it is accesible yet, from the snow melt?
 

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Ok, so let’s open this up to Weber County. OR anywhere within a short commute from SLC.

Please correct me if I am wrong but we can open carry in National Parks within Utah, Right? How about shooting in that park? Any thoughts? I know of a place that might be good on the way up to Powder Mountain. Right side of the highway a few miles before you get there, there is a pull off for a National Park and trails that go down into the woods. Looks pretty secluded but on occasion I see a Sherriff around the area so I do not want to get in trouble. Maybe I should stop next time I see him and ask him the question, I'm not shy.
 

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Ok, so let’s open this up to Weber County. OR anywhere within a short commute from SLC.

Please correct me if I am wrong but we can open carry in National Parks within Utah, Right? How about shooting in that park? Any thoughts? I know of a place that might be good on the way up to Powder Mountain. Right side of the highway a few miles before you get there, there is a pull off for a National Park and trails that go down into the woods. Looks pretty secluded but on occasion I see a Sherriff around the area so I do not want to get in trouble. Maybe I should stop next time I see him and ask him the question, I'm not shy.
As the law currently stands, if you possess a loaded firearm in any National Park in Utah or anywhere else (with certain exceptions in Alaska), you can be prosecuted. This is why we're so excited about the proposed rule change now open for public comment. See this thread: Comments due by 6/30/2008 on National Park Carry Rule Change.

Don't get in trouble and lose your RKBA rights forever.

If you're actually talking about National Forests, that's different. We're good to carry and shoot in National Forests.
 

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There is a place near Liberty, UT called the Weber Wildlife Federation. The cost is $10 per year which I find very reasonable. You can get memberships at Sportsmans Warehouse and Kents in Ogden. If you buy your ticket at the range it is $15.

It is setup for long range shooting out to 300 meters but you can setup targets as close as you want for pistol shooting. No shotguns are allowed. Be sure to bring your own target stands, cardboard box, or something sturdy to place your target on. There used to be a metal gong at 300 meters but some ignorant person shot the chains off. :bang:

GPS coordinates: +41° 22' 15.60", -111° 52' 11.20" (you can copy and paste into google maps)

If you follow the road that the range is on and go past the range, it turns into what I assume is BLM. I have seen people shooting up there and that area is free.

Here are some pictures:






There are some ranges listed on http://www.placestoshoot.org but most of them are clubs that require payment.

(edited to correct range prices)
 

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It usually isn't staffed. The road getting to the range is a maintained gravel road that is about a 1/4 mile long from the paved road.
 

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Tried to find it last weekend. I think I know where it is now. Talked to a guy at Albertsons, he had been there. I will try to make it there soon to
 

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usSiR said:
When weather is good, not cold and all the snow is gone.
I go up to farmington flats alot, you will need a truck, SUV, or ATV to get up there. Although I have driven a civic up there I would not recomend it, and I do see a few cars up there from time to time.

From I-15 going north into Farmington
-Take exit 324 to go on 89/park lane, keep to the right take exit 395 to park lane
-Turn right/east onto park lane
-Procede to the second stop light (i think) at main st, turn right/south
-follow around to the left now your on 600 N
-do NOT follow around to the right
-you will want to keep going straight/east and will have to kinda make a left turn, your still on 600 N after you have left the main road
-go up the hill to the end and make a left on 1st E
-1st east turns into Skyline dr, this will take you up into the Mt's
-keep right (you can go to the left doun the hill there is a pond down there to fish at)
-on your way up the paved road there is a few areas to park and ride the ATV up if you have one, the is also a parking area at the end of the paved Rd where in turns into gravel
-just keep driving up and up Skyline drive, you'll pass Sunset camp ground (be careful and observant while driving and look ahead a much as possible, its narrow)
-you eventualy get to a fork in the road (2 gates) one goes east the other goes south west, the east road will take you to the radar towers
-take the other going to the right/south west, you'll pass a sign that says Skyline dr/bountiful, keep going straight
-you'll pass another camp ground (i like camping here)
-you'll eventualy get to a large clearing that has some side roads/trails going into it, this is it
-you'll notice a hill to the north that has a dirt trail going up it, and some foundations from old houses
-This is where I shoot into that hill to the right of the trail going up it, usualy there is a big puddle at the bottom of that trail.

It can be qute a ways up there, I make a day out of it or camping trip

as far as i know you can shoot while in the canyon, you just have to be past the foothills area. I dont like to because there is a trail at the bottom of the canyon and there can be a bit of traffic.
I went there today and shot a few rounds. Seems like there are a few places to shoot on the way up there. I even saw a place where someone was shooting skeet from the road. :shock: I too, shot a few rounds there on the way down, but I was more careful. Thanks for the info., I had a lot of fun exploring the trails.

So have you gone up the hill that you shoot into, the red dirt one?
 

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I just looked up the general area real quick on google earth, I can't remember if the old house foundation is here or little further down the road.

40°58'39.66"N 111°48'3.52"W

Again, this will work in Google Maps..
 

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Here is a map of the area. The red circle shows the center of the GPS coordinates.

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Tarzan1888 said:
Here is a map of the area. The red circle shows the center of the GPS coordinates.
You're off by one degree of latitude. This puts you in the middle of a field in Cache Valley. You can probably shoot there, but some farmer will probably run you off. :D It should be 40°N and this map shows 41°N.

Interestingly, there is a good place to shoot just a few miles from this point, above Richmond.
 

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Tarzan1888 said:
Here is a map of the area. The red circle shows the center of the GPS coordinates.
You're off by one degree of latitude. This puts you in the middle of a field in Cache Valley. You can probably shoot there, but some farmer will probably run you off. :D It should be 40°N and this map shows 41°N.

Interestingly, there is a good place to shoot just a few miles from this point, above Richmond.
I thought it was a little far west but who am I to judge. I ran into some pretty good hills in that area, fun at some time, and a pain in the butt at others.
 
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