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Golden Outdoor Discovery Map

Golden is one of the most spectacular places to skydive, paraglide or hang glide. Imagine three mountain ranges, two rivers, a big open valley and one vast expanse of blue sky. Now imagine the bird’s eye view. 

Paragliders and hang gliders can be regularly seen flying from world-class destination Mount 7 that offers incredible thermals or ‘updrafts’ of warm air that enable them to fly for hours and over wide distances. 

Tandem Skydiving can be enjoyed from Golden Municipal Airport.


Fast Facts

  • Mount 7 was the launch site of the first world record set in 1986 by Randy Haney, who flew a hang glider an impressive 325 km from Mount 7 to Whitefish, Montana.
  • Mount 7 is Canada's premier launch pad for paragliding and hang gliding (considered within the world's Top 5) – 1,219m / 4,000’ above the valley floor
  • 8 world records for distance and speed have been set from the launch at Mount 7
  • The 2011 Canadian Paragliding and Hang Gliding Nationals were hosted at Mount 7
  • The only place where you can skydive between two mountain ranges
  • When skydiving expect to free fall 120 mph before gently floating back down to earth

For weather and wind speed information at the launch visit