Hot Air Balloon Rides
Grand Adventure Balloon rides launch from several locations throughout Grand County and offers breathtaking morning rides for 1 to 8 passengers.
Grand Adventure’s cater to individuals, couples, families and large groups, and we offer family and group discounts; and special wedding options. Our mountain flying experts will provide for you a safe, quality flight and will make every flight a special unique occasion.
The mornings at sunrise in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley are calm and provide an excellent backdrop for the excitement of all passengers. You can gather to watch the balloon being inflated; then they climb into the basket as the pilot heats the air inside the balloon; this heating allows the balloon to gracefully ascend, affording magnificent views of the mountains. In addition to the awesome beauty of the valley, passengers will experience the sense of suspended animation, of being one with the forces of nature.
The low-level contour flying allows for aerial viewing of wildlife and in close proximity to the treetops. The higher altitudes you can view spectacular mountain peaks and see almost 100 miles away.
Each flight includes a traditional champagne toast – a tradition over 200 years old – a continental breakfast, and a commemorative flight certificate.
Flights are approximately one hour, depending on landing site availability, wind direction, and fuel consumption. Flights are scheduled at sunrise when the atmosphere is most stable and breezes are gentle.
Our experienced pilots know exactly how to adjust the altitude to hitch a ride on a friendly breeze going their way. While the flight paths of the balloons vary with the direction and speeds of the winds, the balloons may not land in the same location each day. Therefore a chase vehicle follows each balloon and a trained crew is on hand at the end of a flight to assist with the landing, to pack up the balloon, and to transport the passengers back to their vehicles.
Visit our website at www.GrandAdventureballoon.com or call us at 970-887-1340 to make reservations. Our website has all prices listed.
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