A Comparison of Hot Air Balloon Rides in Colorado Springs

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published May 13, 2024

Take to the air in a hot air balloon around Colorado Springs to see the sandstone formations, grasslands and the Rocky Mountains.


There are few better places to take to the skies in a hot air balloon than Colorado Springs – it’s the only way to fully appreciate the majesty of the area. The city itself sits in El Paso County and is surrounded by stunning countryside, with geological wonders such as Garden of the Gods park, a vast 1,300 acres of sandstone formations and grasslands, and Pikes Peak mountain, famous for its hill-climb which attracts competitors from across the world. Here is a comparison of hot air balloon rides in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

There is no better time to see the natural wonder of the Rocky Mountains peaks and rich golden hues of Colorado Springs than at sunrise. For this trip a knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot takes you into the air in a nine-story-tall hot air balloon, floating through the air 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains in a woven basket. While in the sky there will be a champagne toast to welcome in one of the most memorable sunrises of you life – it’s really an experience that is hard to beat. From €301.79

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Breathtaking Colorado Springs Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

This is another fabulous hot air balloon ride with a backdrop of one of the most impressive landscapes in America. With uninterrupted views in every direction, the 3.5-hour excursion is a trip of a lifetime, with the chance to spot wildlife such as deer, bighorn sheep, and a variety of birds, including northern flickers, woodpeckers and white-breasted nuthatches. There is a light breakfast included as well as a champagne toast. At the end you’ll receive a flight certificate to commemorate the day too. From €363.74.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride Colorado Springs, Sunrise, 1 Hour Flight

This is a slightly more wallet friendly way to get up, up and away in a hot air balloon over Colorado Springs. You get to help with the inflation before take-off – a memorable experience in itself – and then watch the sun rise over Pikes Peak. It may only be an hour long but this is more than enough time to take in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains at sunrise – with probably some of the best Instagram shots imaginable to boot. Upon landing there is a celebratory toast and refreshments – a perfect end to a perfect morning. From €255.40.

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