Enjoy this breathtaking sunrise flight and learn about the history of ballooning with this one-of-a kind, hands-on hot air ballooning experience! Participants will enjoy taking part in the set-up and inflation of their hot air balloon. Once in the air be prepared to fly inches from area lakes or soar up to 3,000 feet to enjoy 200 miles of spectacular panoramic views!

The flight duration is about 30-45 minutes; then you’ll land and help deflate the balloon.  Receive a personalized flight certificate and enjoy the 200-year tradition of a champagne toast and muffins when you’re finished.

What should you wear and bring?  Temperatures will change throughout the experience, but keep in mind that the heat of the burner will keep you warm.

  • Dress comfortably for the season and in layers.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals (or snow boots in winter)
  • Sunglasses, hats, wear sunscreen (always in Southwest Colorado!)
  • Bring your camera and sense of adventure!


7:00 am                       Meet up with Pilot (Direction: from Hwy. 160 (San Juan Street) in Pagosa Springs, turn north on Pinon Causeway, then left on Village Drive to 528 Village Dr.)

7:00 am                       Receive a talk about the history of ballooning. Help to set up and inflate the balloon.

8:00 am                       Flight Time – expect about 30 minutes in the air, but about 3 hours for the entire ballooning experience.

9:00 am                       Assist with deflating the balloon.

9:30 am                       Champagne toast and continental breakfast.


Pagosa Area Package Options:

  • Add discounted lodging in Pagosa Springs.
  • Cumbres and Toltec Historic Train Ride


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