Sunrise Flight

Meeting time:

  • 7:00 am March-Sept.              

  • 7:30 am Sept.- March. 

Seasons:​

  • Year-round

What to expect:

  • Help inflate/deflate balloon (not required).

  • In air time approximately 30-45 minutes

  • Post-flight champagne/juice celebration

  • Continental breakfast

  • Personalized flight certificate

  • Option to purchase personal photographs

 Starting at $150.00/person
 

Take flight just after sunrise in the beautiful Southern San Juan mountains. Watch as the valley floor beneath you comes to life with wildlife. Be inspired by the ever-changing angles of beauty as the sun peaks its' head over the majestic mountain tops. Sunrise in the mountains is magical and to experience it while flying in a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Celebration Flights

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Starting at $250.00/person

Meeting time:

  • Mornings-unless custom arranged.

Seasons:

  • Year-Round

What to expect

  • Everything in the regular ballooning package plus

    • ​Cake or special continental breakfast​

    • Upgraded wine/champagne mimosa's

    • Celebratory Banner (options: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Will You Marry Me or She Said Yes)​

    • Celebratory flight certificates

    • Option to purchase a picture and/merchandise

    • Other add-ones available, please contact us to arrange your special day.

Let us help you celebrate a special day, whether it be a birthday, an anniversary, or a proposal a ballooning adventure is a perfect way to spend the day.

Private Flight for Two

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Starting at $900.00 per flight

Meeting times:

  • Morning or evening flights are available.

Seasons:

  • Year-round​, evening flights conducted Dec-Mar

What to expect

  • Help inflate/deflate balloon (not required)

  • In air time 30 minutes

  • Post-flight champagne/juice celebration 

  • Continental breakfast

  • Personalized flight certificate

  • Option to purchase personal photographs

Are you looking to explore the Pagosa area through a more private and intimate experience? Then a private balloon ride with our flight crew is the experience you are looking for. Gracefully ascend above the San Juan River Valley to come to eye level with majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountain Range. Call for information regarding private parties for groups larger than two.

Explore by Air

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Whether you're 5 or 105 you can take your adventure to new heights with Pagosa's premier hot air balloon adventures. Explore the exceptional landscape of the Pagosa Springs area by way of air. A family-friendly adventure that fulfills dreamers of all ages.

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Curious about Hot Air Ballooning?

 

Surprisingly, hot air balloon rides are designed to be smooth and gentle. Most people expect the adrenaline rush of roller coasters but are pleasantly surprised with a peaceful, soothing experience. The quiet serenity of the air gives way to a panoramic view of the valley floor. The tapestry of the area provides the perfect playground for deer, elk, foxes, coyotes, and even a bear or mountain lion. While the grand mountains of the San Juan range dominate the landscape, mountains as far as New Mexico and Arizona are visible on the right day. Who knows what you’ll see?!

F.A.Q's

  • How long is the flight? 

    • The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes, however, you should anticipate the entire activity to take 3-4 hours. 

  • What ballooning terms should I know?

    • Envelope- Fabric material that contains the "hot air".      

    • Basket/Gondola- Woven wicker basket where passengers/pilot stands.   

    • Burner- Loud, heat-producing blasters above the basket.

    • Chase Crew- Ground crew members who meet at the landing spot.

    • Redline- Not always red, vent line to let heat out of the balloon.

    • Tanks- Stainless steel or aluminum tanks filled with propane.

    • Lines- Fuel hoses taking propane from tanks to burners.

    • Fan- Propeller inflation fan, inflates envelope with cold air.

    • Going Hot- Means the burners will be ignited and the air inside the balloon heated. 

    • Splash and Dash- When the balloon skims the top of a body of water before rising into the air again.                  

  • Is there an age limit? 

    • Flying is a great activity for most ages, we discourage riders under 5 years old as it is difficult to see over the basket and most younger children fear the noise of the burner.

  • Is there a weight limit? 

    • Usually no, however, if you have concerns please give us a call.

  • Can I cancel my flight? 

    • There is a $25.00 cancellation fee for flights canceled more than 24 hours before launch. There is no refund available If canceled within 24 hours. THIS EXCLUDES FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

  • Can we fly in bad weather? 

    • All flights are weather dependent: a flight may be canceled for rain, snow, cloud coverage, wind, or fog. Winds are most calm at sunrise and sunset. Our pilots check the NOAA weather service before every flight and make safe and conservative decisions before every launch. Every flight is subject to cancellation under the pilot's discretion.

  • Do I need to be physically fit? 

    • Each passenger must be able to get in and out of the basket and be able to stand for 1 hour.

  • How many people can go? 

    • 6 people plus pilot, two 1/2 hour flights may be booked back to back.

  • What time of year should I fly? 

    • Hot air ballooning can be done year-round!

  • What should I wear?  

    • We always recommend dressing in layers, the mornings begin cold (hats and gloves encouraged) and by the end of the flight, it is warm enough for a t-shirt. GOOD CLOSED-TOED SHOES ARE A MUST. Hiking boots or tennis shoes are recommended. Remember to bring sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.

  • What should I bring? 

    • Camera, video camera, and your smiling face. A water bottle, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen.

  • Should I fly if I get motion sick? 

    • Because the basket and envelope move with the wind most people do not feel motion sick.

  • When should I book my flight? 

    • Summer is our busiest season. We recommend you book your flight as soon as you make your travel plans.

  • Tipping policy

    • Tipping is always appreciated and will be split between the chase crew.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours before your departure and your adventure will be refunded minus a $25.00 per person cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations within 48 hours of your departure can NOT be refunded.

 Release forms. A release form must be signed for each participant. Release forms can be found here. 

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Allow your dreams to take flight with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Experience the majestic Southern San Juan mountains and the mesmerizing mighty San Juan River Valley. Don't take our word for it, experience for yourself why Pagosa is a world-renowned area to fly.
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