Telluride Hang Gliding Festival

Telluride Hang Gliding Festival

Second week in June
The largest hang gliding event in the country is held in Telluride, Colo., the small mountain resort that began life as a mining town and is known today as the "festival capital of the Rockies." Top hang gliders from throughout the world come here to soar and spin above Town Park. On the last day of the six-day event, in the competition for the World Acrobatic Championship, fliers skid, loop, somersault, and pirouette from the heights of the ski mountain, trailing colored smoke from their wingtips.
CONTACTS:
Telluride Colorado Visitor Guide, Telluride Publishing
P.O. Box 964
Telluride, CO 81435
800-431-7111 or 970-728-4245; fax: 970-728-4302
www.telluridevisitorguide.com