The Point of the Mountain Flight Park

Cloud 9 Paragliding Training Grounds

Cloud 9 Paragliding has the privilege of teaching at the premier training site in the country: The Point of the Mountain Flight Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pilots come from around the world to experience the smooth air, predictable weather, and consistent ridge-soaring conditions at the Point. In the mornings the wind normally blows from the South, so most lessons are taught on the South Side. In the afternoon, the winds normally switch to blow from the North, so we fly our PM sessions on the North Side. Both sites are stupendously convenient, with spacious parking lots, room for tent camping, food and fuel close-at-hand, and drive-up access. (The latter is, as seasoned pilots will tell you, a huge bonus: no hiking the hill for each flight!) Due to the unique conditions at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park, flights of several hours are very common here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are scheduled for a tandem or lesson, you will NOT meet us at our shop. You will meet us at one of the flying sites below. Please make sure you have the right address entered!

Get to the Point

South Side Flight Park: MORNING FLIGHTS

121100 N East, N Frontage Road, Draper, UT 84020

-Take I-15 and take Exit#288 for 14600 S Bluffdale.

-Head East toward the mountains

-Turn right at the first light onto Minuteman Drive. There will be a Maverik right there.

-Proceed South on Minuteman Drive for about 2.5 miles until the sharp left bend in the road.

-You’ll see a sign for ‘Point of the Mountain Flight Park’. Turn left and follow the dirt road.

-The road will turn to asphalt and you will continue past the bottom parking lot and landing zone, up to the top of the hill.

-Turn left, back onto a dirt road and to the parking area.

North Side Flight Park: EVENING FLIGHTS

15300 Steep Mountain Drive, Draper, UT 84020

-Take I-15 and take Exit#288 for 14600 S Bluffdale.

-Head East toward the mountains, straight through the light and up the hill.

-Turn right at the next stoplight onto Traverse Ridge Road. There will be a Chevron right there.

-Stay in the right lane; it will end and force you to turn right onto Manilla Drive.

-Follow Manilla until you get to the stop sign, then turn right. Please remember to drive slowly and watch the road, not the paragliders!

-You will turn onto Steep Mountain Drive. Follow it until you reach the flight park.