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Pueblo Balloon Company

#3 of 21 Tours in Taos
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Address: Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: +1 575-751-9877

Riding the soft desert winds is the perfect way to celebrate your special...

Riding the soft desert winds is the perfect way to celebrate your special occasions with friends, family or when there is romance in the air. And, there is no better place to enjoy it than around Taos. We fly the scenic Rio Grande Gorge as it cuts through the high desert mesa like a 650 ft. deep Grand Canyon. The famous Rio Grande River gently flows through it. As we're gently gliding and enjoying the beautiful panoramas we drop down into the Gorge and kiss the river for the most thrilling balloon ride anywhere. We see baby coyotes, deer, mountain goats and elk in the Spring, blossoming flowers, bushes and cacti in Summer, the colorful changing Fall foliage and the beautiful snow covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Winter - there is always majestic beauty everywhere! Join us for your adventure of a lifetime today!

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Fabulous experience!

We had a wonderful time with Nick and crew on our recent balloon ride. The view was beautiful and the crew was fun and professional. Our pilot, Nick, was very experienced and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gayla M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time with Nick and crew on our recent balloon ride. The view was beautiful and the crew was fun and professional. Our pilot, Nick, was very experienced and we couldn't have asked for a better ride! We highly recommend Pueblo Balloon.

Thank Gayla M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ballon ride was everything we expected and more! We even got to see long horn sheep in the gorge.

Thank Niccibabb
McKinney, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hot air balloon ride has been on the bucket list for quite a while and when we saw the description of this experience we decided to take the plunge. It was amazing. On the ride to the launch site our driver and crew chief (Ozzie) gave us a local history lesson on the area we were going to. While... More 

Thank 717Mary55
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kris and Ozzy were fabulous, Kris will tell you he has no control but that’s hard to believe when he’s skipping along the river and easily hopping over bridges and trees. I can’t say enough good things about these guy they have a very professional operation and it’s ton’s of fun. My boyfriend and I did it with my Mom... More 

Thank Emily D
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A friend recommended PBC to us so I booked immediately based on her experience. The balloon ride itself was great. It was what we expected and the weather was great. The only thing that made me rate it 'average' was that all the guys were smoking every chance they could get! We are not smokers and it was disgusting. Even... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloon Company, responded to this review

While we are extremely pleased you had a great ballooning experience, I am terribly sorry you had the other parts of the experience you did. I agree that this is completely unacceptable. Our pilots and crew are NOT, I repeat NOT, allowed to smoke at all when guests are present, or around our equipment, or in our vehicles. It just... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I take an annual daddy/daughter trip to New Mexico every year. This year we decided to embark on a balloon ride over the Rio Grande gorge. All I can is WOW!! What an amazing experience and memory I'll have with my daughter forever. I highly recommend it.

Thank websteratx
Cypress, Texas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Pueblo Ballon Company is the BEST in the sky!!! Chris, Ozzie, Rosie and all the gang made our air ballon trip a flight in surreal heaven!!! This was beyond all transportation I've travelled on ...I've been on planes, trains, automobiles, Goodyear blimp, helicopters..., now the best....Pueblo Balloon Company!!! Thanks so very much!!!

Thank PattiChap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

After retiring from 40 years of teaching, I had it on my bucket list to do a retirement balloon ride over the Rio Grande in Taos. It did not disappoint!!! Kris, the pilot, was everything the reviews said....safety-conscious, (we had 2 no-fly days due to wind conditions, before we actually went up on the third day), knowledgeable, (he has been... More 

Thank sandy675
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our Pilot, Chris, provide us with an amazing first ballooning experience in Taos, New Mexico. From getting us engaged in the setup, to an exciting flight down the gorge ( pointing out animals, features and area history) to a fun landing and wrap up - this was a first rate experience.

Thank Sean T
San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had 8 people in our group with the eldest being 76. She was worried about getting in & out of the basket but Alex (Moose) as he just lifted her in & out. Ozzie and Alex as the ground crew were great with the release and catch of the basket after our Marshmallow landing. Chris, the pilot, is one... More 

Thank Michael G

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