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

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.


Saturday January 11, 2020
  • Annual NCR Club Meeting

    Saturday January 11, 2020

    Saturday, January 12th – Annual membership and business meeting. Please consider this a CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS. Our meeting is scheduled to be held at the VFW Hall in Ault. The tentative meeting Agenda is included at the end of this email. Please RSVP for lunch to this email directly and respond with your suggestions, criticisms, comments, and compliments. Thank you.

    NCR’s annual Membership and Business meeting will be held at noon on Saturday the 12th of January, 2019 in the VFW Hall in Ault. Our meeting will be held, snow or shine, at the VFW Hall #4334, immediately adjacent to and connected to the Bison Breath Saloon on Highway 14 and 1st Street in downtown Ault. Let’s mix business and pleasure.

    By popular demand, this meeting will also provide the opportunity for members and friends to show off projects and acquire or dispose of unwanted/extra rocketry related items. Come prepared to barter, buy or sell some real bargains. NCR will once again host a SWAP MEET. Got something rocketry related to sell or trade or give away? Bring it to the meeting.

    The VFW Hall will open at 11 for setting up the meeting and Swap Meet, updating and verifying membership information and raffle ticket sales. Lunch is planned for around noon – please RSVP to this email – the business meeting will start at 1. (All times are approximate) Please plan on attending the meeting as we have a lot to discuss and plan for the next year. Thank you.

    TENATIVE AGENDA 2019 NCR MEETING – 1 PM – VFW Hall 4334 Ault, CO.
    Opening Announcements – Cash Bar, Raffle tickets, Email addresses, Thank you Notes, Year in Review, (Order of items for discussion not necessarily set in concrete and subject to change; approximate times)

    Election of New Officers – TRA – Prefect, Secretary NCR – President
    FAA Waiver Reports – Joe Hinton 10 minutes
    USFS Land Use Permit – Joe Hinton 10 minutes
    Treasury and Membership Report – Dennis Billings 10 minutes
    NCR 2019 Launch Schedule – Joe Hinton 5 minutes

    Equipment Concerns – 10 minutes
    Contests & Awards – Brad Morse 10 minutes
    Bylaws Review – Changes? – 10 minutes
    WEBPAGE – Brad Morse 10 minutes
    Vendor Presentations – 10 minutes each – Moto-Joe, Mile High Rocketry, Falcon Rocketry
    New Business – ????
    ADJOURNMENT of official business