Paragliding is a form of aviation in which pilot and passenger are suspended below a lightweight fabric glider. Arguably one of the purest forms of aviation, you and an experienced USHPA certified tandem instructor will be sharing the experience of foot launching off a mountain slope and flying with nothing more than the natural air current. Together you will navigate the thermals and ridge lifts to gain and maintain elevation. Your instructor will explain everything as you both soar like the birds until landing gently on the valley floor. Flights are typically 10-15 minutes long but can last longer as conditions allow.
This activity is great for youths to the more time-wizened. Paragliding is accessible to all healthy individuals and limitations are based on glider and harness requirements that flyers are shorter than 6 foot and less than 225 pounds. Passengers must be capable of running short distances (10 yards). You’ll launch from the top of Cow Ridge with views of Horse Mountain, the Dry Fork Valley, Mount Logan, wildlife, The High Lonesome herd, and more as you fly down the valley before landing.