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FAQ2019-02-07T00:51:28+00:00

How long is an average flight?

Flight Time is about 45 minutes

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Are balloon pilots certified by the FAA?

Yes, and we are additionally required to pass a biennial flight exam and attend yearly safety seminars.

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How much does a flight cost:

ADULTS $245 per person (Peak Season – $275)
SENIORS (65+) $225 per person (Peak Season – $245)
CHILDREN (6-12) $175 per person (Peak Season – $225)

BASKET RATE (4- 8 passengers) $1800 (Peak Season – $2000) 
Please Contact Us for more information on the basket rate

For more info on our rates click here: Rates & Information

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What time are the flights?

Flights always operate in the morning. The exact time depends on the time of year and daily weather conditions.

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What should I wear?

Wear warm, comfortable boots or shoes and layered clothing.

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Can I go to the bathroom at the launch field?

There are limited restroom facilities at the launch site so try to plan ahead.

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Will it be cold?

This depends on the time of year. Temperatures are normally warmer in the balloon than on the ground. Additionally, as we move at the speed of the air currents there is no wind chill. The basket is very stable and does not wobble around during the flight.

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Will we fly if it’s snowing, raining, or windy?

All flights are weather permitting. We do not fly in windy, rainy or snowy conditions.

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How can I pay for the flight?

Please bring cash, credit card, or check to the launch site. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted.

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What is your cancellation policy?

24 hour prior cancellation is appreciated. Cancellation after 6pm the evening prior and the morning of the flight will incur the full per person charge.

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What is included in the flight?

• FAA Certified Pilot/Local Tour Guide
• Continental Breakfast
• Champagne Celebration
• Personalized Flight Certificate
• Shuttle Service (upon request)

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“What people are saying about us”

  •   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

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    2/11/2019

      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

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    1/14/2019

      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!!!

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    12/08/2018
  •   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

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    9/25/2018

      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

    thumb David R
    8/09/2018

      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.

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    8/08/2018
  •   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

    thumb Sue H
    8/05/2018

      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!!!

    thumb Donna C
    7/26/2018

      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

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    7/25/2018
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