Paragliding in Colorado: Why You Should Try It & Where to Go

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Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Paragliding is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views from another angle. So why should you paraglide in Colorado? It gives you a chance to see this beautiful state differently. You'll feel the crisp air and pure exhilaration as you rise thousands of feet above the ground and soar over unbelievable scenery. The mountains' peaks are right at eye level, and there are no obstructions--paragliding is a delight for anyone who wants to be a little adventurous. As your flight comes to an end, you'll gracefully descend and smoothly land back on solid ground. The thrill of free-flight is truly unlike anything you've felt before! And the best part about paragliding is that you don't need prior experience or training. You glide in tandem with a U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Certified Instructor, who will show you Colorado's beauty from their eyes.

Your instructor is there for you throughout your day; they'll properly fit your equipment and guide you from the moment when your feet leave the ground to when you return to the launch pad. Flying is a magical feeling, and your instructor will keep you safe as you enjoy it.

Why wait to begin your adventures when you can paraglide across the state? Put on comfortable clothes and book a tandem flight--you won't regret it.

Below are six Colorado cities we recommend for paragliding excursions:

Aspen

Want a bird's eye view of Aspen Mountain? Aspen Paragliding has you covered. You'll fly high above the trees, and your instructor will make every minute in the sky enjoyable. A bonus is that when you land, the area's snow is a great cushion.

Avon

Vail Valley Paragliding allows you to view the rolling scenery from the clouds. If you're thinking about where to head for your first tandem flight, consider driving to Avon. You can ski up there, but it's a different story when you paraglide!

Colorado Springs

When you paraglide in Colorado Springs, you'll receive an unforgettable view of picturesque mountains, winding roads, and more. Are you ready to take flight? Check out Pikes Peak Paragliding. You're able to fly year-round, and they'll provide you with the best gear for your flight.

Glenwood Springs

The weather in Glenwood Springs is perfect for paragliding all year long. There are a few different places where you can take off:

Golden

If you paraglide in Golden, you'll likely take off from the top of Lookout Mountain. The scenery from the peak is gorgeous! If you find yourself in the area, book your flight with:

Telluride

All you have to do is hike ten minutes, and then you can feel the rush as you coast through the hilly landscapes of Telluride. Telluride Paragliding's goal is to leave you with lasting memories, and their tandem flights don't disappoint.