Daily Use Fee should be paid in the campground area, if camping or hiking through. Do NOT use gate in the landing area as it is on private property. Parking/pickup/dropoff is not allowed at Lazy Bull Ranch, LLC entrance, along Hwy 285, and the ranch’s access road. Without permission from CDOT and USFS, signage is not allowed. Cross over the fence only on the Forest Service side of the property. See site diagram for private property location.
Great site when winds aloft are from the south and southwest. Wide open valley is located upwind. Thunderstorm development very serious concern. If storms are dropping out, especially upwind, do not fly. Due to valley flow (South Park system) winds can ramp up very quickly, leading to blowback. If blowback occurs, there are fields downwind. Primarily a thermal site with ridge soaring potential. Miniwings often use the site due to the low glide ratio needed to reach the LZ. Flying potential in winter. XC opportunities. Beautiful in fall. Too early in the spring when snow is still present in the adjacent high-country, downsloping winds can result in very cross conditions. Do not fly alone.
Ideal Weather Conditions: S through SW synoptic weather pattern. Light winds aloft (through at least 18K, absence of jet stream). Low chance of thunderstorm development/OD.