What is Sporting Clays?
With its roots coming from England, sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the shooter in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. The shooting grounds are laid out in stations with each station representing one type of bird or a combination of game; a rabbit and a grouse, for example.
With variations in trap position, trap speed, shooting position, and flight paths of different types of clay pigeons, targets can come through the trees, from under your feet, straight down, over your head, quartering, going away, left to right, right to left, and in any path a real bird might choose. The key words are unpredictable, variable, and sometimes bordering on impossible.
Sporting Clays at Colorado Clays
Colorado Clays features year-round action with a fully automated Sporting Clays course set among some of the regions most interesting terrain. Stations are presented along a beautiful cottonwood creek bottom that you can reach, by foot or golf cart, on a winding path through the course. Our course offers restrooms and water on the path and is handicap accessible.
The course features 15 stations that are fully automated. Including a 60′ tower and a 20′ elevated platform that is sure to challenge all shooters. Targets are regularly changed on the course to assure a continuous variety for shooters. Our automated system also allows you to enjoy the course as a single shooter with a delay option.