Experience a Sunrise Over The Continental Divide
Hot air balloon rides in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, what could get better than that? This adventure provides views of peaks into the Rocky Mountain National Park, Continental Divide, lakes, rivers, and forests within! You will see wildlife and experience the history of Colorado from above it all. Rides are available year-round and a gentle experience for young and old. Grand Adventure is chosen as one of the Fodors Best 10 balloon rides in the US! They have been flying the Rockies for 30 years so you are destined to have an adventure of a lifetime. Fly away with them on a Grand Adventure & explore something grand!
Mesmerizing Panoramic Views
They are located in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies, where you will see abundance of Colorado wildlife, history, amazing peak views, and so much more. It is the closest mountain balloon ride to Denver, Boulder, Front Range, Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake & Estes Park; you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
This Colorado Hot Air Balloon Ride includes a traditional Champagne toast celebrating man’s first flight, launch photo, and an experience that you will forever talk about. This magical experience will start with watching the pilot inflate the balloon and as your anticipation rises you will board once the balloon is standing nine stories tall! Once you lift off, the ground will gently move away as the balloon drifts across the land. Once the balloon gets to the highest flight level, you will be able to see amazing views for miles. As you descend, you might be able to experience getting close to the trees to pick pinecones and see wildlife in their natural habitat. Once you return back to earth, you will be able to toast to the adventure that you just experienced.
You might be wondering if it’s cold up there in the sky during winter. According to Grand Adventure “in the Winter Park valley, we get a temperature inversion. Because warm air rises and the cold air sinks to the valley floor. Therefore, Aeronauts often experience temperatures of 30 to 40 degrees warmer in flight than on the ground.” So they suggest to dress like you are going to the mountain to ski or snowmobile. You can always peel off layers!
You can find more details here or by calling them at 970-887-1340. We advise that you book quickly because reservations fill up fast.
We offer plenty of Winter Park lodging options offering easy access to the launch of the balloon ride. Our luxurious cabins are spacious enough to accommodate groups of all sizes. Many of our vacation rentals also offer pet-friendly lodging. Click here and take a look at some of our available properties that are perfect for your group’s next Winter Park vacation.