Steamboat Springs, CO. USA. was the location for a 2016 launch of the biggest firework shell to be sent skyward in the entire Western Hemisphere. The 36″ diameter shell was loaded into a giant steel pipe, or mortar that was buried in the mountain side and 58lbs, that’s right 58 pounds of black powder was used to propel the shell skyward! For comparison, the biggest consumer firework we sell here at USFireworks is 1-3/4″…but we think they are just as impressive! Well, almost. If your a lot closer.
Here is another view form over 3 miles away!