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 National Forest 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

GPS 40.885835,-104.638787

Atlas Site Directions

GPS 40.649070,-104.384445

Upcoming Launches

Monday November 11, 2019
  • Veterans Day

    Monday November 11, 2019

     

Thursday November 28, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday November 28, 2019

     

Saturday December 7, 2019
  • December Club Launch - Atlas

    Saturday December 7, 2019

    Atlas Site
    GPS 40.649070,-104.384445

    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

     

Tuesday December 31, 2019
  • New Year's Eve

    Tuesday December 31, 2019

     

Wednesday January 1, 2020
  • New Year's Day

    Wednesday January 1, 2020

     

Saturday January 4, 2020
  • January Club launch - Atlas

    Saturday January 4, 2020

    Saturday, January 5th, 10 AM – NCR Launch at the Atlas Site, weather pending. For those of you driving a long ways to our launch, I’d recommend checking in with your favorite weather report or call the Greeley-Weld County Airport’s automated weather line at 970-352-3511.