Locations

 The Pawnee National Grassland offers the ultimate open space.  Please treat our National Grassland with respect.  Be considerate and responsible.   If you bring it, be prepared to leave with it.
 
We have two launch sites that we use during different times of the year
Dec – March we use the Atlas Site
April – Nov you will find us at the North Site

Safety First

A morning orientation briefing for participants will be held and will include a discussion of safety and emergency procedures, fire conditions and instruction, applicable rules and regulations, and what is expected of participants with regards to the use of NFS lands under our special use permit. 

Please note that all launch events will be conducted using nationally approved/accepted range safety practices.  The launching of rockets on NFS land is normally prohibited under a Forest Service Region 2 fire regulation.  The issuance of NCR’s permit allows launches to take place by exempting the Holder from that regulation for approved launch events only.  All launches, other than those conducted by the Holder during approved launch events, are outside the scope of this permit and are prohibited by Forest Service regulations. 

Directions to NCR’s launch sites

If this will be your first time attending an NCR launch event, please remember to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and a chair (optional).  There is no natural shade at either of our launch sites.

North Site Directions

Atlas Site Directions

GPS 40.649070,-104.384445


Upcoming Launches

Saturday March 30, 2019
  • [Atlas Site] CU/CSU Senior Project

    Saturday March 30, 2019

    Atlas Site
    40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •From the intersection of Colorado Highway 14 and US Highway 85 in Ault.
    •Continue East on Highway 14 20.3 miles, just past County Road 71
    •Make left through gate and follow road approximately 1 mile to where it curves around West to launch site

     

Saturday April 6, 2019
  • NCR Club Launch

    Saturday April 6, 2019 - Sunday April 7, 2019 @ 

    April 6-7
    North Site [ map ]

    40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

Sunday April 7, 2019
  • NCR Club Launch

    Saturday April 6, 2019 - Sunday April 7, 2019 @ 

    April 6-7
    North Site [ map ]

    40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

Saturday April 13, 2019
  • CU/CSU Teams & NCR Club Launch

    Saturday April 13, 2019 - Sunday April 14, 2019 @ 

    CU/CSU Senior Project

    This year we have scheduled additional launch dates to allow the CU and CSU teams more opportunities to get time out on the range with us.  These launch dates are open to club members.

    North Site [ map ]
    40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

Sunday April 14, 2019
  • CU/CSU Teams & NCR Club Launch

    Saturday April 13, 2019 - Sunday April 14, 2019 @ 

    CU/CSU Senior Project

    This year we have scheduled additional launch dates to allow the CU and CSU teams more opportunities to get time out on the range with us.  These launch dates are open to club members.

    North Site [ map ]
    40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

Saturday May 4, 2019
  • NCR Club Launch - SPACE RACE CELEBRATION

    Saturday May 4, 2019 - Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 





    SPACE RACE CELEBRATION




    North Site [ map ]40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

Sunday May 5, 2019
  • NCR Club Launch - SPACE RACE CELEBRATION

    Saturday May 4, 2019 - Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 





    SPACE RACE CELEBRATION




    North Site [ map ]40.885835,-104.638787

    •Take I25 to exit 269A, Colorado Highway 14 EAST.
    •Go east on Highway 14 to the intersection with US Highway 85.
    •turn North on Highway 85 and continue thru Pierce and past Nunn approximately 11.5 miles.
    •Make a right on County Road 122 (Grover Road)
    •Follow Rd 122 8.25 miles to the intersection with County Road 45.
    •Make left onto County Road 45,opening and then closing gate as necessary*
    •Follow Rd 45 north approximately 1 mile to launch site on right side of road.

     

  • Cinco de Mayo

    Sunday May 5, 2019