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Wild West Balloon Adventures

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We offer year round hot air balloon tours over beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We fly every morning weather permitting. Flights are approximately 45 minutes in length and conclude with a champagne toast at our launch site.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
953 Dougherty Road, Field at the end of Dougherty Rd., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-1820
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Had a fabulous time ballooning over snowy roads of Steamboat Springs. It was nice and warm in the basket looking at the ski slopes. Good company, good coffee and Champagne with friends. We even got to watch a fox run below hunting for it's breakfast....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynn T
Reviewed January 14, 2019

On January 10, 2019 I went on a Wild West Adventures balloon ride along with a Steamboat Springs resident who recommended that we do so. Bud and his crew were extremely professional and knowledgeable. The views were incredible and Bud made sure that the balloon...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

What an experience! Amazing views and fun experience with Bud and his incredible crew. Excellent commentary and relaxed atmosphere letting you soak up the awesome scenery in the Yampa Valley. Do not skip this adventure folks!!!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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stakkia-decker, Owner at Wild West Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review!! We had such a great time with you all. I love all the pictures you got :) It was great to meet all of you. If you come back in the summer, Bud will do everything he...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

When looking for things to do in Steamboat Springs The ad talked about crossing this adventure off my bucket list. I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride and I thought there would be no more beautiful place in the Rocky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meander251623
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by my family for a ride on my 60th birthday. Incredible ride with an incredible crew. I cannot speak enough about the professionalism of the Wild West crew. Their attention to detail and safety was comforting since your hanging from a ballon!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Bud and Stacia are incredible. Very fun. Very professional. There is no better way to see Steamboat and the surrounding area. Their ground crew is amazing as well. There is no better place nor company to go hot air ballooning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vmwskywalk
Reviewed August 5, 2018

My husband and I were able to take our first balloon ride this summer. It was a perfect ride. The people running it were so patient and friendly. It was a 45 minute ride. There were eight riders plus the pilot all together. It wasn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue H
BudWhitehead, Owner at Wild West Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks Sue! I'm so happy we were able to help you check something off your bucket list! I try very hard to land the balloon soft, I'm glad you were impressed :) Thanks for flying with us and taking the time to write us a...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This was our first balloon ride and it was fabulous. Bud & his wife Stacia and the entire crew were very friendly and professional. Views were amazing! We loved it!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donna C
BudWhitehead, Owner at Wild West Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thanks Donna! Great pics!! Thanks for sharing, and our whole crew says thanks for flying with us :) Soft Landings, Bud

Reviewed July 25, 2018

This was a bucket list item for me, and it didn't disappoint. We had a beautiful morning for flying, and Stacia, Bud and their Team worked very hard to pull off everything just right. It was educational too, learning about different winds at different heights,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BudWhitehead, Owner at Wild West Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thanks for spending your morning with us and for the great review! I’m glad you had a good time and learned a thing or two as well. Thanks so much for flying with us! Soft Landings, Bud

Reviewed July 21, 2018

You should not miss this experience. IT IS GREAT Bud and Stacia and there crew went out of there way to make it a very enjoyable time. recommend this for everyone .GREAT GREAT GREAT Thank you so much

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tony R
BudWhitehead, Owner at Wild West Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thanks Tony! We are so happy you had such a GREAT time! Thanks for taking a moment and leaving us a review, we really appreciate it, and thanks for coming to Steamboat and checking us out. It was nice to meet you! Soft Landings, Bud

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July 3, 2018|
Response from BudWhitehead | Property representative |
In the summer the balloons typically launch between 7-8am.
May 26, 2018|
Response from BudWhitehead | Property representative |
There is a minimum age requirement of 6, but we'll take any height older than that :)
April 9, 2017|
Response from Sandy H | Reviewed this property |
We booked 3 days but that was in the winter. I'm sorry I can't remember the cost