The people at Colorado Balloon Rides understand that for most people this will be their only exposure to hot air ballooning, so with that in mind, they have tailored their flight package to be a fresh, more interactive, adventure filled with amenities that will create memories to last a lifetime. They don't just offer you a balloon ride, they offer you a complete hot air ballooning experience!
Rainbow Ryders, Inc. is the premier and largest hot air balloon business serving the Southwest since 1983, with offices in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs and forty balloons in their fleet. Their pilots have flown more than 50,000 hours, serving more than half a million passengers. All of their pilots are FAA-certified and have nearly 200 years of combined experience. Pilot expertise and commitment to safety are two important reasons why Rainbow Ryders has been the official hot air balloon ride provider for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® since 1999. Their founder and president Scott Appelman was the originator and organizer of the Fiesta’s Balloon Glow from 1987 – 1992, an event that is one of the most popular today. He also organized the event’s Special Shapes Rodeo and Albuquerque Aloft and won the Heritage Award from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as well as the Tourism Hall of Fame award from the Tourism Association of America.
For over 45 years, Adventures Out West has been flying Hot Air Balloons in Colorado. As one of the oldest commercial hot air balloon ride company in America, AOW has the experience and resources necessary to ensure your friends, family and company are well served.
Their flights originate near the Colorado Springs Airport. Their balloon systems are mobile command centers allowing Adventures Out West to choose from several launch sites. This helps ensure your flight will be a success in the event of changing wind patterns. AOW balloons fly outside of the city over the Great Plains for a safe and scenic adventure.