5 Stand Shooting


Sporting Clays is the fastest growing shooting sport in the world. It was invented by bird hunters in England to practice their skills where they launched breakable targets into the air to shoot at. Currently, sophisticated “trap” launchers throw biodegradable clay discs to mimic the flight of birds. The object of the sport is to see who can hit the most clays. The “flight pattern” of each clay thrown is limitless. Some are easy to hit, some very hard.

Formerly Piney Valley Sporting Clays. All who have shot this place over the past decade and a half have been awestruck by its stunning views.

All participants will be required to sign a Release Waiver prior to the trip. The release can be found on the footer of this website also.

Sage operates out of several locations all over the State – Our Sporting Clay Base is 7 miles north of Wolcott, Colorado which depending on where in the Vail Valley you are located is approximately a 30 to 45 minute drive. If you are looking to book this trip, please allow yourself plenty of time. If you are late, you will miss your trip and it is non-refundable. Check in time for Sporting Clays is 15 minutes prior to the booked lesson time (ie. a 1 PM Shooting lesson will meet at 12:45).

Sage does not offer transportation to the ranch unless it is part of a prearranged group / corporate event or the guests have upgraded with the office directly for transportation.

Check in times are at 9:45 AM, 12:45 PM, and 3:45 PM

Choose Your Adventure

TX5 Stand Lesson – Summer



Lesson Times: 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00

All Inclusive (Gun, Ammo, Targets, Shooting Vest, Eye/Ear Protection), *Ranch use fee of 12% is added to the total of each bill

The 5 stand is a wooden shooting platform with different “stations” for each shooter. We can have up to 20 ppl at a time on the 5 stand. There are 9 trap machines throwing clays either singly or two at a time. We use this platform to teach new shooters gun safety, correct body movements and strategy for hitting flying targets! We have developed a teaching progression using proper trap placements to insure success for the first time shooter and for the advanced shooter. *Transportation for groups is available at an additional cost.


TXPrivate Lesson – Sporting Clays – Summer



All lessons, unless specified, are a group activity. If you desire to have your own instructor with only your group, we are happy to accommodate. All Inclusive Private Lesson (Instructor For 1 Hour, Gun Ammo, 25 Targets, Eye/Ear Protection) *Ranch use fee of 12% is added to the total of each bill


What we provide

  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection
  • Shotguns
  • Ammunition

What you should bring

  • Good Walking Shoes
  • Ball Cap
  • Rain Coat
  • Snacks/Lunch

"What People are Saying"

5 out of 5
Great place to learn

This place is awesome! 360 views and a great time! My group took private shooting lessons. Our instructor was Ted, who is a wealth of knowledge. He even knew all the names of the surrounding mtns. He was super friendly, patient and easy to understand which we appreciated since most of us were 1st time shooters. By the time we were done my group and I were shooting like pros! Ted has lots of experience and it shows! Best outdoor activity we have found in CO. Highly recommended. Cant wait to return back to shoot.