Hot Air Balloon Rides
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
What could be more thrilling than to start your day with a hot air balloon ride surrounded by high mountain peaks? You are able to choose from spring, summer or fall flights in South Park or year round flights near Winter Park. This activity is perfect for family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, marriage proposals, and company parties. A hot air balloon ride in Colorado is one activity that is a true once in a lifetime experience.
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Tour Option 1 | South Park Hot Air Balloon Ride
Soar at sunrise in the crisp clean air and bright blue skies of the central part of Colorado over the South Park plateau. Float over rolling hills with 360 degree views of 36 of Colorado’s 54 mountains measuring over 14,000’, including Mount Elbert, the tallest peak in Colorado at 14,443’. After your ride, you are in a perfect location to make it a day of adventure, by adding a Whitewater Rafting trip, a zip line adventure, or a scenic tour to Colorado Springs or the Royal Gorge. For the Platinum Flight Package, assemble as the sun comes up at your launch site to watch the balloon being inflated while you sip hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate with snacks. After climbing aboard and receiving a briefing and flight instructions from your pilot, you will lift off effortlessly for your approximately one hour long flight. During your journey you will be accompanied by classical music and your pilot will point out prominent scenery and share the history of ballooning. After your magical flight, you will land and be transported to your launch site for a traditional champagne toast (non alcoholic options are orange juice and sparkling cider for the toast) and a white linen sit-down full cooked breakfast, featuring bacon, eggs, fresh fruit, French toast, hash browns and muffins. At the end of your adventure you will be presented with a keepsake champagne glass. Do not forget your camera or video camera.
Cost Platinum Flight Package: $283.25 per person
Tour Time: 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM depending on the time of sunrise
Dates: May 14, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Breckenridge Pick Up: 5:30 AM in May, June & July, 5:45 AM in August, 6 AM in September, 6:15 AM in October
Minimum: 5+ years, 4 people
Maximum: 80 years, 23 people
Duration: 4 hours Launch Site, 6 hours Breckenridge pick up
Included: transportation from Breckenridge, flight, champagne toast, breakfast, keepsake champagne glass.
Recommended to bring: dress for the season and layer your clothing, including long pants, jacket, hat, tennis or hiking shoes. No shorts or open-toed shoes.
Important Notes: You will be given your Breckenridge pick up time or your tour time when booking. Directions to Breckenridge Pick-Up & Launch Site, 7 day cancellation policy. Flights cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled at the discretion of the company, but you will not be charged if you are not able to reschedule. No pregnant women or guests over 80 years of age, and no private tours for two as there is a minimum weight required.
Tour Option 2 | Winter Park Hot Air Balloon Ride
This tour takes off from the Fraser Valley near Winter Park, about an hour and a half drive from Summit County, and only a half hour from Grand Lake at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Low level contour flying allows spotting wildlife, picking pinecones from treetops, and a splash ’n dash in a nearby pond or river. At higher altitudes spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies can be seen including the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. You will be cruising about 1000’ above the ground and may reach altitudes of 11,500’. Your pilots have extensive experience of flights in Idaho and California as well as Colorado. The flight will be celebrated when you land with a traditional champagne toast, continental breakfast and a flight certificate. Child care is available for children under four years of age during your flight. After your ride you are in a perfect location to make it a day of Adventure by adding a Whitewater Rafting float trip on the Colorado River, or visit Grand Lake or Rocky Mountain National Park. The company has several wedding options including a fresh floral decorated basket, photographer, and live quartet, available at an additional charge.
Cost: $275 per person, $20 per child care for children under 4
Cost Private Ride for 2: $1,200 – $2750, depending on the season and availability
Tour Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM depending on the time of sunrise
Dates: Year round depending on weather
Minimum : 4+ years, 2 people
Duration: 3 hours
Included: flight, champagne toast, breakfast, flight certificate.
Recommended to bring: dress for the season and layer your clothing, including long pants, jacket, hat, tennis or hiking shoes.
Important Notes: This tour has a 7 day cancellation policy. Directions to Launch Site. Flights cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled at the discretion of the company, but you will not be charged if you are not able to reschedule.