If what you’re is after is having breathtaking views and unbeatable picture-perfect moments, then try the Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides. Centrally located in the South Park Basin, an hour in high altitude should already tell you what Colorado’s topography is all about – vast rolling hills, picturesque fourteener mountains and indigenous wildlife.
Hot air balloon rides in Hartsel
During most year’s flight season, the Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides is open seven days a week, from mid May to mid October. The company offers only one truly world class flight tour, which is the Platinum Flight Package. The Platinum Flight Package typically lasts an hour, weather permitting, which should cover anywhere between two to ten miles from the balloon’s launching area.
What happens during the ride?
Upon arriving at the South Park Valley launch site and prior to the flight, you’ll be offered a hot drink of your choice together with some snacks. During the flight, there will be some classical music playing in the background, which will really set the mood while you take in all that beauty beneath you.
If the flight condition falls into your favor, you might even get the chance to take control and fly that balloon – of course, under the careful guidance of the pilots.
Post-flight, there’ll be a traditional ballooning ceremony, including “Story time by Tommy”, wherein the chief pilot narrates the history of air ballooning while you enjoy a celebratory drink of your choice – champagne, mimosas or sparkling cider. After the celebration, a sumptuous outdoor white linen breakfast prepared by their professional crew will be offered as well. In its conclusion, each guest will receive a custom Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides champagne glass to serve as a fancy remembrance of their once in a lifetime experience.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about this award-winning hot air ballooning company, please visit Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides’ website shown below.
Address: 5189, Rio Blanco Rd, Hartsel
Season: mid May to mid October