Construction has begun at the new shooting site in Box Canyon.
Maricopa resident and InMaricopa.com reader Dan Becker sent up a drone recently to photograph the site, where some earth-moving equipment could be seen at work.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is expected to complete its buildout of the 68-acre facility in August. Entrance will be off North Hidden Valley Road, about 10 miles west of Maricopa.
The range is one of five being developed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Maricopa and Pinal counties. Box Canyon is the only Pinal County location.
Nestled in the picturesque Palo Verde Mountains, the area has been an informal shooting site for Pinal County shooters for years.
Learn more about what the new site will offer shooting enthusiasts and see Becker’s photos below.
Great drone pictures! I can’t wait to try out the new range. What a relief not to have to drive forever to go shooting. Let’s be safe everyone and enjoy this new range.