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Address: Archview Resort & RV Park, PO Box 983, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: 435 655 1389
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Description: For THE adventure of a lifetime, come join your professional FAA pilot Lou...
For THE adventure of a lifetime, come join your professional FAA pilot Lou Bartell for a hot air balloon ride over the Canyonlands in Moab, Utah. Imagine ascending to greet the sunrise as you drift among geologic wonders that were being created when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The fragile sandstone of Arches National Park and precarious rock towers drift past, each one defying gravity with you. Your trip to Moab would not be complete without flying with us on this unique and unforgettable balloon adventure. The whole family is welcome. Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity... in the safety of the latest "state of the art" equipment. No two flights are ever the same. Most guests, ranging in ages from from 95 to 5, tell us it's their most memorable event of their vacation. Come fly with us at Canyonlands Ballooning for your hot air balloon adventure.
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It was raining all week and Lou went far out of his way to find a solution and get us in the air. He had us driven just a bit further away so that we could avoid the weather and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was raining all week and Lou went far out of his way to find a solution and get us in the air. He had us driven just a bit further away so that we could avoid the weather and we had a beautiful scenic flight. He's an excellent pilot and all of the staff was extremely friendly. It was... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I did this trip with Lou and it was awesome! Smooth flight, great views!! Lou is very experienced with handling the balloon and the flight ranged from gliding 20 feet above the desert brush up to 2000 feet above the canyons! I would not hesitate to do this trip again. I booked this flight through one of the adventure companies... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

At a friend's recommendation, we chose Canyonlands to have our first ballooning experience on May 11, 2015. It was awesome!! I felt safe the entire time and I'm a bit nervous with heights. Lou is a skilled pilot, knowledgeable tour guide, and a delightful human being. The crew was great and Sondra was very helpful in getting us signed up.... More 

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Waynesburg, PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

[NOTE: My browser kept crashing whenever I tried to post this review. I hope there are not multiple copies of it. If so, I apologize.] Lou and his crew are very courteous, friendly, and competent. Lou possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the Moab area, and happily shares that knowledge in a friendly, interesting way. His enthusiasm for ballooning is quite... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lou and his staff provided a wonderful introduction to ballooning as this was our first time. The weather was perfect and we were able to take in the very scenic views of the Moab area from various altitudes. We were well-prepared for all aspects of the flight. The champagne toast and quote at the conclusion were fun and memorable.

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Hattiesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lou who was our pilot & his ground crew did a fabulous job. Quality equipment & skilled pilot. Beautiful scenery pointed out to you. Great pictures. Wasn't scary at all & this was my first time. See the area slow....skip the planes & helicopters!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are lots of reasons you should choose hot-air balloon instead of a helicopter or scenic flight-- one is the incredible peace and quiet as you experience an incredible view of this stunning area. The guys that work at Canyonlands Ballooning are also such great folks; this trip is worth every penny. One note is that you will be going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Such an amazing experience with Canyonlands! My husband booked a trip for a surprise 40th birthday adventure and while I admit that morning I was slightly terrified, it was absolutely fabulous! Such a beautiful trip with absolutely breathtaking views and what, to this amateur, was a perfectly flawless landing! I couldn't have asked for more! The champagne toast (or non-alcoholic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful experience with Canyonlands Ballooning in September. We booked our flight at short notice and it was well worth it. Piloted by Lou Bartell himself, who gave us an informative running commentary throughout the 45 minute trip. Weather was perfect and the views of the canyons were fabulous. The balloon landing was spectacular too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I booked a flight with Canyonlands Ballooning for a family/friends group of eight on my birthday in early October. Although several in our group have "height issues" and one, reluctantly, got recruited at the last minute to take the place of a sick member, Lou's expertise and outgoing hospitality immediately put us all at ease. The weather was gorgeous and... More 

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