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:

$295 per person

BASKET RATE (4- 8 passengers) $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
• Light Breakfast Snacks
• Champagne Celebration
• Personalized Flight Certificate
• Shuttle Service (upon request)

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Where should we stay?

Four Seasons Steamboat is a professionally managed vacation rental in Steamboat Springs, who strives to give you and your family a vacation that exceeds all expectations. With a multitude of condos and houses available, they are sure to find the perfect match for your vacation needs.

See Four Seasons Steamboat  for more information.

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“What people are saying about us”

  • star rating  Stacia, Bud and their crew are awesome! They’re friendly and welcoming and very knowledgeable. I was a little scared to go up but Bud made me feel 100% safe!!... read more

    kimmA7239FK
    9/11/2021

    star rating  We had an amazing time! I went with my mom and my niece (adult). We shared the basket with another family who had a small child with them. They were... read more

    kimbalips
    9/09/2021

    star rating  This is an absolute must when you are in Steamboat. The whole Wild West team was fantastic.Thank you!

    661tashaf
    9/07/2021
  • star rating  Absolutely amazing and fun experience for the whole family (2 adults & 2 boys, 14 & 17). Much more than just a balloon ride, well organized and also informative. Everyone... read more

    PauliGT
    9/04/2021

    star rating  Was perfect! The owners were friendly, professional and fun. I felt safe and in good hands taking myself and my 11 year old on the balloon. It was definitely a... read more

    kristinv584
    9/04/2021

    star rating  Amazing once on a lifetime experience. I felt safe and the ride was so peaceful 10/10 recommend! The view is spectacular!

    200jenniferf
    9/01/2021
  • star rating  Incredible experience! Great crew, awesome views. Would definitely do it again. Thanks for a great birthday celebration for my friend. You are the best!

    pattF6676CL
    8/28/2021

    star rating  We had an unforgettably amazing ride with Wild West Balloon Adventures while in Steamboat Springs! This was a bucket list experience for me and made even more special to... read more

    MeanderingJo
    8/25/2021

    star rating  The air flight really gave a spectacular view of the Yampa Valley and Steamboat springs. Being able to watch the light morning mist clear and the shadow of the balloon... read more

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    8/24/2021
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