A hot air balloon ride is a safe way to fly through the air, unlike forgetting to build a floor in your treehouse. Ride the wind with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $132 for a hot air balloon ride for one, valid Monday–Thursday (a $265 value)
- $259 for a hot air balloon ride for two, valid Monday–Thursday (a $530 value)
Groups of up to 12 take to the sky in hot air balloon flights that last 60–90 minutes, showcasing views of the Rocky Mountains. Beforehand, passenger nosh on a breakfast spread of french-press coffee and tea, fruit salad, yogurt and granola. Afterward, participants close their flight with a champagne toast. Flights run Monday–Thursday from a launch site located within 15 miles of Boulder.
Adventure Balloon Sports
In the 1700s, a hot air balloon was a strange and potentially worrisome sight, especially because pilots often landed in unsuspecting civilians’ backyards. To build goodwill with anyone they scared, balloon pilots carried a bottle of champagne on every flight. This tradition of the convivial champagne toast still lives on at Adventure Balloon Sports, where, after each landing, the company’s FAA-certified pilots pour a celebratory glass of bubbly for each passenger.
But before the toast, the adventure begins as flights soar skyward, showcasing Colorado’s rugged terrain and the majestic sprawl of the Rocky Mountains. No two flights are the same—after departing, pilots can only fully control the balloon’s vertical motion, meaning balloons often safely land in neighboring towns, rather than in the local hot air balloon parking lot.