About Us

Welcome to Tripoli Colorado, where High Power Rocketry begins at 8,800 feet above sea level!

White buffalo at Hartsel launch siteAs Prefecture #11, Tripoli-Colorado is one of the oldest prefectures of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and operation of non-professional high power rocketry. Host of LDRS VI, VII, VIII, IX, and XVI, the annual national Tripoli launch and meeting, Tripoli Colorado sets the standards with their impeccable safety record and vast pool of rocketry experience.

Tripoli Colorado operates as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation, and has regularly scheduled launches sanctioned under the Tripoli Rocketry Association. The Tripoli Colorado launch site is located approximately two hours Southwest of Denver on a private buffalo ranch near Hartsel, Colorado in South Park. Our waiver, with launch windows, allows flights to 14,200 feet AGL (23,000 feet MSL).

We have a group of dedicated flyers and we'd love to have you join us. Our group is known for its team spirit and cooperation among members and visitors alike. We know how much time you put into your projects and we'll do everything we can to help your flight succeed.

Dave and the buffalo

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About Tripoli-Colorado
 

Next Event

Our next event will be Spring Fling May 18 and 19th. NOTAM  has been issued and we can launch as early as 8 am if everything is set up. . Cosrocs from Colorado Springs usually joins us for Saturday and all are welcome on both Saturday and Sunday. 
 
You can check for any last minute changes here on our website. Look for the thumbs up thumbs down.
 
Chris Cooley will be the Prefect for the weekend. Please help him out by having paperwork ready for flights and sending any certification papers into Tripoli National yourself if possible. Also any help with set-up and tear down is much appreciated. 
 
As always there is no camping on site, no driving off of roads, and close the gate behind you. 
Camp sites may be available at 11 Mile, Antero, and The Chaparral general store. 
 
John Jamieson
Prefect Tripoli Colorado

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