Park City Hot Air Ballooning

Take in the absolute best views of Park City with a hot air balloon ride high above the town. Gaze out over Kamas Valley as you ascend thousands of feet into the sky with the Wasatch Mountains forming a rugged skyline to the west and the streets of Park City gradually getting smaller and smaller. It’s a smooth ride to the top where quiet contemplation awaits.

Safety First

Whether you go with Skywalker Balloon Company or Bigfoot Balloons your hot air balloon excursion will begin at sunrise when the atmosphere is the most stable and predictable. Rides take place year round with every precaution taken to ensure a safe trip. If the weather is unstable, or winds are over 8-10 miles per hour, flights do not take place. Your safety and enjoyment is the top priority of any hot air balloon ride.

Prepare for Takeoff

Once you’ve arrived at the launch site, you have the option of participating in the setup of the balloon, which is an event itself as hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of the balloon’s interior space are inflated to take flight.

Trips last about an hour and can have anywhere from four to 12 passengers, depending on the size of the basket. You can also make a special request for a two-person ride for an unforgettable romantic event. Your experienced pilot will be with you and in control of the aircraft the entire time, and they even help out with photos to capture your special moment.

Bird’s Eye View

With the balloon fully inflated and the colorful panels of fabric standing at attention, it’s time for your flight. The ascension to the sky will take place gradually. So gentle is the rise that you might be 1,000 feet up in the air before you notice the height you’ve climbed. Because of this, hot air balloon rides are recommended even for those with a fear of heights—as long as they are not in a state of panic—and some have even cited the experience as helpful in overcoming this fear.

During winter, the snow-capped mountains and frost-covered land is a magnificent sight to behold. Come spring, the green of new life begins to emerge and you can see both snow and defrosted forests. Summertime typically offers clear blue skies and green landscapes as far as the eye can see. Once fall has set in, the view is dotted with trees turning autumnal hues of orange, red, and yellow.

Autumn Aloft

Park City is so ideal for hot air ballooning that the town even hosts a yearly event dedicated to the recreation. Every September, a weekend is set aside to appreciate these colorful giants during Autumn Aloft. Balloonists come from all over the world to show off their special hot air balloons and you never know what shape they might take, from frogs and owls to rainbow-colored marvels.

If you’re looking for a unique activity to add to your Park City adventure, hot air ballooning is for you!

Bigfoot Balloons
Offering both shared and private flights. The total excursion including the one-hour flight, setup, and packing up is about three hours. All hot air balloon rides take place at sunrise due to the stability of the atmosphere and calm surface winds. Whether you want a sky-high adventure or an intimate flight with someone special, we look forward to having you in the sky on one of our hot air balloon rides. Relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery of a breathtaking sunrise painted against the gorgeous Utah mountain range.
Skywalker Balloon Company
Skywalker Balloon Company provides luxury, high altitude balloon flights out of Park City, Utah. We are Park City's HIGHEST RATED Balloon Company. In the European tradition of ballooning our sunrise balloon flights are operated with the highest emphasis on your safety and the quality of your experience. Flights are scheduled daily, year round, always at sunrise and only when the weather is good. Advance reservations are required, minimum age is 4 years old, nobody pregnant. To learn more please give us a call or visit our website, we look forward to hearing from you!
Hot Air Ballooning in Park City, Utah
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