Wolcott Ridge

The Vail Valley's mid-day to evening flying site. It faces west and is generally flyable from noon to sunset. We find the evening is the best time to fly this site as conditions become perfect for hours of soaring and high altitude gains of 1,000 to 8,000 feet above launch level. The road to launch is a rough 4-wheel drive road, and you must access this site with a local pilot. The landing is on private property, permissible through an agreement between the Vail Soaring Club and the property owners. This site offers the best situation for cross-country flights, and there have been numerous cross-country flights from 5 to 50 miles. It is located 30 minutes from Vail.

Radio Frequency

151.955 MHz


From Denver head west 120 miles past Vail/Beaver Creek to Wolcott turn on hwy 131 to Steamboat about 3 miles up turn right to the Eagle county landfill.

Takeoff parking requires permission and gatecode from Vail Paragliding Club. Also requires 4x4 vehicle with great undercarriage clearance. Contact Vail Valley Paragliding 970-376 -0495 for more information.