floating freely and silently above
seeing the world from
an entirely different
point of view.
For once, a fantasy can become a reality! You have
a unique opportunity to "break the earthly bonds of gravity,"
and if you've been dreaming about flying--try this!
The adventure begins when we meet our guests shortly after sunrise
when the mountain air is still calm and stable, the perfect conditions
Ballooning is a "hands-on" participation sport, and we
will enlist your energy in the set-up and inflation of the balloon
which will hold up to six passengers and the pilot. You'll want
to have your camera ready to capture the excitement as our beautiful
giant (120 feet tall, holding 240,000 cubic feet of hot air) rises
for its journey. You'll then climb aboard our basket for the flight
of a lifetime enjoying the enchanting sights and tranquility that
can only be experienced from a hot air balloon.
A view inside the balloon as it's
being inflated on the ground.
As you gently ascend, the Earth seems to fall away below you revealing
hidden canyons and valleys. You may feel yourself becoming a part
of Mother Nature while riding the peaceful breezes with the Red-tailed
Hawks, the Ospreys and the majestic Bald Eagles. Wildlife is abundant,
and we watch for deer, elk, turkeys and other forest creatures.
Imagine a magic carpet ride! We may fly inches over the area lakes
for a breathtaking "splash-n-dash," a
little higher for some souvenir pine cones from the tops of trees
or up to 3,000 feet for a 200 mile panoramic view of 4 states. Throughout
the flight, there is no sense of height or motion, only a dreamlike
floating sensation. Because a balloon moves at windspeed, you could
hold a candle and the flame would not flicker!
The adventure is not over when we land, as we
will have you assist us in the deflation and packing up of the balloon,
which always draws comments of disbelief that something so enormous
can be packed away so quickly and compactly. You'll then be treated
to a unique talk on the history of ballooning, a personalized flight
certificate, the 200-year-old tradition of a champagne celebration
carried over from the earliest days of ballooning and a continental
offer half hour and one hour flights year-round, but please allow
3 to 3-1/2 hours for the complete excursion. Advance reservations
are required. Special arrangements for birthdays, weddings,
anniversaries or other occasions may be made in advance.
|Half Hour Ride
$135 per person
|Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Ballooning is for all ages, as passengers as young as five and
as old a ninety-six have flown with us! Rocky Mountain Balloon
Adventures has been flying the Rockies since 1986 and we
are licensed by the FAA. Advertising, promotions, gift certificates
and flight instruction are also available.
Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures
P.O. Box 4095
Pagosa Springs, CO 81157
For Reservations and Information,
contact Wyndham Pagosa Activities Center
Book your high-flying