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The Rocky Mountains are breathtaking, but seeing them from a Colorado hot air balloon ride offers a completely unique experience unmatched by any photo. Soaring through the early morning mountain air, you’ll enjoy views of several mountain ranges and rolling valleys while you’re treated to all the extra amenities that make this experience unforgettable – on North America’s highest elevation hot air balloon ride!

 

 

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HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE LOCATION

The South Park Valley

Your ride in the sky leaves from the South Park Valley, a convenient location in central Colorado. This Valley is perched at 9-10,000 feet elevation, the perfect starting off point for an adventure high in the Colorado blue sky.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR COLORADO HOT AIR BALLOON

GREET THE MORNING SUN

Not just a standard ride, this is a true Colorado hot air balloon experience. You’ll begin at sunrise to take advantage of the cool, clear skies and calm winds. You may meet at the ride location or transportation is available from Breckenridge free of charge. A hot drink of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and morning snacks await you as you prepare for your flight and watch your balloon being inflated.

UP, UP AND AWAY

You’ll begin at treetop level and then ascend to several thousand feet above ground while traveling 2-10 miles. Your eyes will hardly be able to take in all the surrounding scenery. Relax under the expertise of professional, commercial pilots – but you may also have the opportunity to take the controls of your balloon for a few moments!

CELEBRATE AND FEAST

Your flight is followed by a traditional ballooning ceremony celebrating our incredible morning of flight! You’ll then be served a complete, sit-down breakfast as well as mimosas, champagne or sparkling cider. This Colorado hot air balloon ride experience is packed with all the extras that make it a day you will not soon forget. Don’t miss one of the best ways to see the mountain majesty of Colorado.

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BALLOON RIDE FUN FACTS

  • WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO HOT AIR BALLOONING

    Hot air ballooning in Colorado is most common between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, all trips are weather dependent because we do not fly in harsh weather conditions and persistent strong winds.

  • HOW LONG WILL I SPEND IN THE AIR

    Typically, you will spend about an hour in the air. However, your trip does not start or end with your air time. You will get to experience the blowing up of the balloon as well an incredible celebration with food and champagne post flight.

  • ARE ALL FLIGHTS DONE AT SUNRISE

    Not only is this the most beautiful time to fly but it is also when the weather is the calmest in Colorado, so all flights take place at sunrise.

  • WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR AND BRING

    The temperature is cooler at take off then it is at landing. We recommend a light jacket, long pants, tennis or hiking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. Do not wear shorts, open-toed shoes or sandals.

 

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