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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:00 PM

Maybe someone can answer this question for me. I absolutely love to go up to the Rocky Mtns. and paint some trees. It saves me $20 bucks from having to pay admission and another $20-30 on paint. Of course there's no place to get more air and no running water or bathrooms but I don't need that and I'm close to a Pro shop. I live just on the outskirts of Denver and the uninhabited parts of the Front Range are just a 10 minute drive. Now according to Colorado gun laws, which for some reason I can't find, is it illegal for me to play paintball up in the Mtns.? If I go up and find a remote area and start shooting up the trees could I gonna be arrested or fined even?
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 08:23 PM

"remote area" is rather vague... Private land is just that private, if it is outside of most city limits you can do just about what ever you want, if you are the owner or have the owners permission. But you better be totally sure that you have talked to the owner of the land and you have their express permission.

National Forest is a different story...

First of all DON'T SHOOT TREES, or rocks for that matter. It really TINKLEes the rangers off.
Bring some kind of target, also the farther from roads and such that you go the better, and take the target with you. Bring a hefty bag to put it in afterwords.

This is taken from www.tunka.com a boulder group that plays in national forest all the time:

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The rules below may or may not be current. At the time of this writing, they were written and explained as clearly and accurately as possible. The information below is offered 'as is' with no warranties expressed or implied. To check on current national forest regulation, please contact the USDA Forest Service or the Boulder Ranger Disctrict at 303-541-2500.

Hunting and discharging firearms in national forest is legal. Because paintball markers fall under the 'firearms' category, paintball is also legal in national forest.
Firearm regulation in national forest dictates that you must be at least 150 yards from any structure.
A road is considered a 'structure' so be sure to not fire your marker from the road (you wouldn't want to attract attention this way either).
Access to public land
County roads are considered public and you may travel along them (car or foot) regardless of whether it's adjacent to public land or not. Public access is granted on county roads through private land (regardless of whether the land owners like it or not). County roads are denoted on maps by diamond-like numbering or ovals in some cases.
Forest service roads are usually denoted by rectangles (vertical or horizontal). Forest service roads through private land are considered private and you MAY not have any rights to travel through them if they travel through private land. Watch for signs and caution!

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:41 PM

rule 1 to any outlaw play is be safe. goggles, barrel bags, and chronos if you can manage them. once you got that, be mindful of the public, and be mindful of the authorities. if you respect the safety, distance (remote location where you arfent bothering anyone), and property, then you shouldnt have a tough time.

i would avoid needlessly sooting trees and nature in general. the least you could do is rub mud/dirt on the paint you cant wipe off.
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:23 PM

I believe that there is a law which states that one cannot shoot anything within 100 yards/(feet?) of any man made structure ie. toilets, roads, covered structures. You could also come up to estes park. We have a good field up there. if your interested pm and i can give you details.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:53 AM

GroundRunner, on Feb 3 2008, 07:00 PM, said:

Maybe someone can answer this question for me. I absolutely love to go up to the Rocky Mtns. and paint some trees. It saves me $20 bucks from having to pay admission and another $20-30 on paint. Of course there's no place to get more air and no running water or bathrooms but I don't need that and I'm close to a Pro shop. I live just on the outskirts of Denver and the uninhabited parts of the Front Range are just a 10 minute drive. Now according to Colorado gun laws, which for some reason I can't find, is it illegal for me to play paintball up in the Mtns.? If I go up and find a remote area and start shooting up the trees could I gonna be arrested or fined even?

You should look into coming down to the Sedalia games, if you haven't yet. Task Force 303 usually sets up several games, and they draw close to twenty players regularly -- more from time to time. Terrain's good, too.


The officer-in-charge of the USAFA paintball club checked with a forest ranger he knew, and the report we got back was very different from the advice posted above. Allegedly, he said "as long as you pick up your trash and use regular, washable paint, go right ahead." So, take that for what it's worth.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:13 PM

On national forest land (i.e. Federal territory), it is definitely permissible to play paintball, as long as you don't erect permanent structures (many bunkers fit the bill), clean up after yourself, and don't injure passersby.

State park land is a no-go for shooting, and most cities have laws/regulations/ordinances against it. But some areas (especially unincorporated areas) are fine.
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