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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.

Cloud 9 students get a special rate when they book the local Ramada Inn Draper, Ut for their visit to Salt Lake City.

Get to the Point

The North Side (Evening)

  • Take I-15 South from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Take the Bluffdale exit (Exit #288)
  • Go left (east) under the highway
  • Go straight through the stop light
  • Take a right up the hill on Traverse Ridge Road (by the Chevron gas station)
  • Make a right on Steep Mountain Dr
  • Pass through the neighborhood until you reach the County Flight Park Parking Lot
  • The first area you'll pass as you go through the parking lot is the Hang Glider set-up area. Proceed past it to the next area, which is the Paragliding area. Park and look for the Cloud 9 logo -- or you can ask for us any Point local can point one of us out.
  • Welcome to the North Side!

The South Side (Morning)

  • Take I-15 South from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Take the Bluffdale exit (Exit #288)
  • Go left (east) under the highway to the first stop light
  • Take a right on the frontage road (which is called Minuteman Drive)
  • Proceed south on the frontage road for 2.5 miles to the sharp left bend in the road
  • You'll see a sign for "Point Of The Mountain Flight Park". Go left at the sign onto a dirt road
  • Follow it to the right, past the landing area (the flat space at the bottom of the hill, which we refer to as the "bench")
  • Continue up and to the left
  • Once you're on top of the bench, take a left into the parking area (the road is dirt, but it's in great shape)
  • Welcome to the South Side!

To Get to Cloud 9 Adventure Toy Store

  • Take I-15 to the Draper/Riverton Exit (#291) or 12300 South
  • Go east to the first stoplight
  • Take a right on Minuteman Drive
  • Head south for 1/2 mile
  • You'll be able to identify Cloud 9 Toys on the left (east side) of Minuteman Drive by the a hang glider parked on the front lawn
  • We are located next to Horse Crazy, in the Northeast Corner of the Building
  • Our number is 801-576-6460 (cell: 801-910-1109) if you have any trouble finding us

Google Maps Driving Directions to both the North Side and South Side of the Point of the Mountain.

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