Looking for one of the best ways to experience the fall scenery in Park City? Maybe it’s time to give hot air balloons a try! While many are familiar with what they are, surprisingly few have ever flown in one. This is an absolutely breathtaking and peaceful way to see the landscape with your group or family. For those who are intimidated by heights, fear not! Balloon flyers often report that their experience was a completely relaxing journey and that the views were absolutely worth it.
While most hot air balloon operations run year round, we actually think that the fall is one of the best times to fly. There simply isn’t a better way to take in the colorful landscape than from 6000 feet up! The best ballooning weather is right at sunrise so we recommend dressing warm for ballooning in the fall season. Don’t worry though, once you’re bundled up you’ll forget all about a chilly morning as the sun breaks over the mountain tops.
For those interested in trying hot air ballooning we recommend the following three outfitters, all of which are located in the town of Park City!
Skywalker Balloon Company:
Founded in 1996 by Will Drummer, Skywalker Balloon company is a family owned operation that prides itself on bringing the European ballooning traditions to America. They have a deep pride in their work and love sharing their passion for ballooning with their customers!
Bigfoot Balloon Company:
Originally started in Chattanooga, Tennessee, owners Jake Thomas and Shannon Tuck packed up their company and brought their passion with them to Park City. The experience of flying with Bigfoot Balloons is typically around 3 hours and includes set up, flight time, and a champagne celebration after! Bigfoot Balloons also offers a special couples rate which is perfect for honeymoons or anniversaries.
Founded in 1979, Balloons Above is one of the oldest ballooning operations in Park City. They are also one of the only operators who have handicapped accessible baskets with a door. With rate options for both groups and individuals, this is a great option for parties of all sizes.
This fall, don’t miss a great opportunity to take in the incredible Park City scenery from the sky! Book your stay today!