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Address: Hwy 550 & Hwy 62 (Launch Site only), Ridgway, CO 81432
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+1 970-626-5495

Celebrating our 28th year in business! Our specialty is...

Celebrating our 28th year in business! Our specialty is "personalized" scenic Hot Air Balloon flights over the beautiful Ridgway Valley and experience the gentle adventure of hot air ballooning. As we rise with the sun surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the San Juan Mountains, nowhere is there a more beautiful place to experience your very own balloon adventure, just minutes from Telluride, Montrose & Ouray.Reservations required. Call Today!

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Definitely a Highlight of Our Trip!

Everything about our balloon trip exceeded our expectations. Gary and his crew made this a fabulous experience and something we will never forget! We wanted to do something... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Everything about our balloon trip exceeded our expectations. Gary and his crew made this a fabulous experience and something we will never forget! We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and this private flight certainly filled that bill. Seeing the beauty of the San Juan mountains and the surrounding area from this vantage point is... More 

Thank LJD1413
Oyster Bay, New York
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Gary is so knowledgeable and thoughtful! It was a fabulous journey! Worth it!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

My first hot air balloon ride - what a great trip! I planned this ride as our wedding. Totally cool! Just Gary, my husband, and myself. He went above and beyond to have a nice spread for us (including a wedding cake!) for after our trip. Beautiful trip and lots of patience for us to take a bunch of photos... More 

Thank Tammie H
Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Excellent first balloon flight experience with my family aboard Skywalker! Gary is a pro and gives you the full scoop on the area and history of ballooning. Great views of the area with a lot of variety--from floating just inches above trees to several hundred feet above the valley below. Capped off with a champagne toast we would strongly recommend... More 

Thank R P
Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My husband and I had a lovely romantic ride. It's a beautiful place to balloon! I thought I would be afraid but it was so smooth. Highly recommended.

Thank sheller708
Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

If you want a marvelous adventure then you should definitely fly in a hot air balloon with San Juan Balloon Adventures. Flying over the quaint town of Ridgway, CO, the river where ducks came flying up from the water near us and enjoying the most beautiful views of the mountains while breathing in the crisp mountain air was a dream... More 

Thank Judy B
Ridgway, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Had a wonderful experience on my wife's birthday! Had always seen these majestic aircraft and wondered what the experience would be like! The flight was extremely smooth and breathtaking! The landing was so soft,I don't think it would have cracked an egg! Our pilot Gary, has nearly three decades of experience which calmed any anxiety! Very professional, and a champagne... More 

Thank 29kennethk
Victoria, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I have always wanted to go up in a balloon. We finally had the opportunity to do it in Colorado. I did some research and decide on San Juan Adventures. I am so glad we did. It was a wonderful experience. It is an early morning. We had to call Mr. Woods by 6 a.m. so that he could let... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This was an incredible experience! The views and scenery were beautiful! We saw so much variety through the valley, and the day couldn't have been more beautiful! Gary and his crew were great. Gary was extremely experienced and knowledgeable, and was a great pilot and guide. This will be a wonderful memory for years to come!

Thank Irishimp17
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary and wanted to go hot air ballooning. Gary was a fantastic guide/pilot. We got to help put the balloon together, had s beautiful ride over Colorado with continual views of the Rockies and then finished off with a lovely brunch. It was fantastic. Thanks to Gary and Dominic.

Thank Ddillard

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