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COSROCS Regular Events (Rocktivities)

• Sport Launch - We launch by invitation of the land owner at "Long View Ranch" in Peyton, CO, typically on the second Saturday of the month. These launches are free and open to the public. FAR 101.22 rules apply - max 1500g liftoff weight, 125g propellant weight.
Please Note: Each Peyton launch is individually and explicitly announced; be sure to check this web site's Home Page or the COSROCS YahooGroup for an announcement before proceeding to the launch site.

• Sport Launch - We launch on the 4th Saturday of the month, year round, 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Challenger Middle School. This event is free and open to the public - all rocketeers welcome!

• We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Gold Hills police substation.

Schedules for other Colorado clubs are provided as a courtesy. Please check their web sites for any last minute changes.

Directions to the COSROCS Challenger launch site


Click here for a Google map to Challenger Middle School.

Challenger Middle School is located in the NW side of Colorado Springs a little east of the Briargate Parkway exit (#151) off of I-25. The address is 10215 Lexington Drive.

From Briargate Parkway or Research Parkway take Chapel Hills Drive north. Chapel Hills Drive will curve around to the east at which point you will take a left onto Lexington. The school is on the right at Gettysburg Road.

Check out the photos pages to get an idea of space limitations: track, tennis, and ball fields. We follow the Small Model Rocket guidelines for Challenger - 16oz total liftoff weight and 114g total on-board propellant.

Directions to the Peyton Launch site

peyton map

Click here for a Google map to Long View Ranch.

Travel east on Highway 24 to the town of Peyton. Turn left (north) at the small grocery store, and travel 2.5 miles to Sweet Road. Turn right (east) on Sweet Road, and travel 2.5 miles to the Preble Ranch entrance. The address is 21410; look for a green ranch gate on the left with an airplane propeller suspended over it.
This area is only open when COSROCS is having a Launch. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!


Directions to the COSROCS meeting site

The Gold Hill Police substation is at 955 West Moreno Ave. From the I-25 Cimarron exit, go west to South 8th St. Turn left/south on 8th St, and then right/west on Moreno Ave. The police station is on the left at the top of the hill.

Directions to the SCORE launch site

First and third Saturday of each month. The S.C.O.R.E launch field offers a road leading out to a very large gravel covered area, which allows for safe launches of the largest rockets even during the dry season. After launch you have a vast open area for recovery so whether your rocket is big or small you shouldn’t have a problem recovering it.

The launch site has the ability to Launch HIGH POWER Rockets, with the F.A.A. waiver to fly HIGH POWER Rockets and Model Rockets on the 3rd Saturday of each month to 8000 Feet, weather permitting.

No charge for flying Model Rockets. There will be $5.00 charge for use of the high power launch site. Free to club members.

Hudson Ranch is located 9.5 miles west from the Walmart (at Pueblo Blvd.& Hwy.78) on Beulah Hwy. It is located on the right side coming from Pueblo.


Directions to the C.R.A.S.H. launch site

First Sunday and third Saturday each month. Take I-25 north to Denver. When you reach the south end of Denver, turn onto C-470 West. Continue to the Morrison Road exit. Go East (towards Denver). Take the first right into Bear Creek Lake Park (A very short distance down the road). Go left, past the park entrance gate, (park entry costs $3, or $30 for a yearly pass), then left at the intersection (You are now heading east). That road goes about a mile or so, then makes a "T", where you have a choice of going down to the lake (right) or up and around the hill (left). Choose up and around the hill (left). We will be in the gravel parking lot on top of the hill (turn right off of the road). We usually set up in the west end of the lot (away from the dam).

Directions to the Hartsel Tripoli Colorado Launch Site

Variable dates, check the calendar on the web site. Start in Colorado Springs at I-25 and Highway 24 and head west. Pass through Woodland Park and pass through Divide. Go over Wilkerson Pass. As you come down the pass and reach the flat, look to your left and you will see a sign that reads "Chaparral Park General Store". Turn left (road #23). Turn right at the "T" (road #59). The paved road is now dirt. Pass the Chaparral Park General Store (on the right). Pass the junkyard and ranch house (on the right). Pass the abandoned house (on the right). You are almost there. Pass the Gravel Pit. The entrance is a gate on the right. Get out, open it up, drive through and re-close the gate. You should see people out setting up and preparing to launch Rockets. Pick the trail that leads out to the launch site and follow it.
This area is only open when Tripoli Colorado is having a Launch. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

Click here for a Google map to the Tripoli Hartsel site.