Watching over the mountains and scenic landscape of steamboat is a memorable experience. Thanks to Bud and Stacia for doing it in a safe, secure manner. Stacia also narrated the... read more story behind hot air balloons.
Loved Bud and his wife ! Timely and professional. Felt safe and secure ! Good jokes :) I would definitely recommend - especially in the winter time !
Great family owned business in which the owners take pride in giving their customers a memorable experience. The crew did an excellent job as well and the landing was perfect.
We loved our balloon ride...even the family members that were initially hesitant. Would definitely do again and highly recommend Wild West to anyone looking to take a ride.
My sister-in-law and I went on the Wild West Balloon Adventure and had a wonderful time! The balloon pilot was knowledgeable, the staff were incredibly friendly, and the champagne toast... read more at the end was a nice touch.
I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a wonderful time! It was the highlight of our trip. The views are amazing and it was oddly peaceful being that high up in the air!
Fabulous experience. Don't miss any part of it. The sunrise... Watching the balloon get filled, and watching another group take off and land. It's all magical (and... read more safe!) Others have talked about this and more! I want to address something else: the great value of this experience! Having never flown before, I was a bit surprised at the price. But when you SEE the operation, you understand that you are getting a tremendous value. It's an impressive operation.
We were picked up at our hotel by a member of the crew. Four burly guys help get the gear set up and very importantly help "catch" the balloon as it is landing. Because balloons don't just gently fall into place. They are guided by droplines, pulled and cajoled by the crew so you don't land in trees, etc. Such was the skill of this team that we landed EXACTLY where we took off. Apparently this happens only about 5 percent of the time because the only way the pilot can steer is by moving vertically to catch currents of air going the direction he wants. Never fear, the chase van and photographer will be there to get you if you don't. We haven't seen our photos yet, but we were delighted that someone captured pictures of our experience. Book without fear. The flight is incredible.
Awesome experience! The crew is friendly and efficient. We learned so much about the process of setting up and tearing down after our flight, as well as the history of... read more ballooning. Bud and Stacia were wonderful to work with - great personalities and sense of humor. We felt like we were flying with old friends. We had 7 first time flyers in our party (all family members) and we built lasting memories with kids and grandkids! They took many pictures to help us remember our experience!
We had an absolute blast during our balloon morning! The team was timely, efficient, and energetic. We had coffee, juice, and donuts while they got the balloon ready then we... read more were off. We had a great tour at multiple heights/views before the amazing chase team helped us to the ground and we finished with mimosas and stories. Would definitely recommend!
Unbelievable experience! Check one off the bucket list! I was planning my trip to Steamboat Springs around the rodeo/balloon festival. The staff, including the owners Bud and Stacia... read more were all fun, informative and made the experience. Highly recommend this adventure!!!