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Grand Adventure Balloon Tours Fraser

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Grand Adventure Balloon Tours
220 County Road 522
Fraser
CO
80442
Tel: 970-887-1340

Where are we going today?

There are some ways to see the country, which are really great. Trains, cars, buses...but then there are ways to see the country which are pretty AMAZING!

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours let you see Winter Park, Colorado in a WHOLE other way - from the SKY!

Yep - hot air balloons! Not like the balloons that you get at a birthday party, these balloons can take you soaring above the ground. It might almost feel like you're a bird, floating through the sky!

The tours often take place in the mornings before the breezes and winds pick up too much. The great thing about hot air balloons, is they are much smoother than you imagine, so kids won't get any surprises. Some people don't even realize that they have taken off!

Then just take in the view! The basket is big enough for the family, so all you have to do is get that camera out, try and spot the local wildlife, pick those pinecones from the treetops, and try and splash and dash in the nearby ponds. Great family fun!

Not only can you see Colorado in all it's glory like you've never seen it before, but you can learn all about the history too. In around an hour, you can learn history and Indian legends, and the history of the fact that balloons were man's first form of flight too!

So much to experience and learn with Grand Adventure Balloon Tours. Whatever you do...look down!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$250
  • Children$225
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Meet 45 mins after sunrise

All year round!

I'm Hungry!

Continental Breakfast and the traditional champagne toast, which dates back over 200 year to the 1st flight by man..

Healthy Eating!

There is juice and fresh fruit as part of the breakfast!.

Any Top Tips?

If you are on holiday in the area, try and schedule the balloon ride at the beginning, because then there is leeway should weather not allow the balloon to launch. .

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call if you have special needs and see how they can help you.

Can I get one of those?

Not only do you get great memories, but you also get commerative aeronaut flight certificates and photos!.

More information

You meet around 45 minutes after sunrise, because there they are in relation to the Continental Divide, it takes around 45 minutes for the sun to reach the valley once it's risen. Cool!.

What people are saying?

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    Our flight was amazing! Jack and Sue are totally awesome! Jack shares his great knowledge of the Fraser Valley, which has the most beautiful scenery I have ever encountered in Colorado. You can see lots of wildlife, We saw antelope, and often there are moose, coyotes, deer and elk. Jack and Sue are the most friendly and responsible balloon operators in the world. Their dogs are adorable! Their service is impeccable! If you are visiting the Winter Park area, do not miss out on this!

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    Hot air ballooning has been on my list of "must dos" for a long time and never did I think of it as a winter activity. However, now having done it I can say that this has been by far the neatest experience I've had yet in Colorado. Our January morning was beautiful: bluest sky ever and sun was beaming! The temp in Fraser, CO was frigid (the icebox of the continental US), but the sun warmed us up right away. The balloon basket was a perfect size, carrying us 5 that day. The view of the Winter Park slopes was indescribable, the air calm, the...Read More

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    We went up with Grand Adventure in early March 2013. My wife and I, my son and his soon to be wife went with another couple and of course Pilot Jack. I am from Iowa and we were skiing and snow boarding in Winter Park area. This was the highlight of the trip. A must do bucket list item. Do not let your fears stop you from this amazing experience. There is no fear as the ascent is slow with very little sense of movement. It is warmer aloft than at ground level and the basket is tall enough to not allow one to fall out if one tried. Pilot Jack was...Read More

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    Had a fantastic ride back in March with GABT! My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful drive from Breckenridge to the launch site and were immediately greeted with a warm welcome once we arrived. No time was wasted and we hopped right into the basket, got our pictures taken, and off we went.

    It was great learning about the balloon and the area from the pilot. The scenery was absolutely stunning and the pilot made it a point to try to hit areas of interest.

    Upon landing, we learned more about ballooning traditions and had pastries and a champagne toast...Read More

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    I was bound and determined to take our children on a balloon ride when we went to Colorado. I even saved the money myself so my husband couldn't have any excuses. Sue and Jack were awesome and handled everything perfectly. From pictures to a science lesson, everything was covered. And not to mention the spectacular scenery. Defefinately a bucket list must.

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by Chloē Reinwald

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Hot air ballooning has been on my list of "must dos" for a long time and never did I think of it as a winter activity. However, now having done it I can say that this has been by far the neatest experience I've had yet in Colorado. Our January morning was beautiful: bluest sky ever and sun was beaming! The temp in Fraser, CO was frigid (the icebox of the continental US), but the sun warmed us up right away. The balloon basket was a perfect size, carrying us 5 that day. The view of the Winter Park slopes was indescribable, the air calm, the ride peaceful. It was so cool to be suspended hundreds of feet above dog sleds winding through the snowy valleys. Jack, the pilot, was obviously well experienced and they had a great group running the take-off and landing. The couple who operate this outfit did an awesome job, ending our morning with fruit and champagne back at the take-off site. Just an awesome ending to a Colorado morning I'll never forget. If you're looking for a high, don't miss this.

by Roger Pinkley

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We went up with Grand Adventure in early March 2013. My wife and I, my son and his soon to be wife went with another couple and of course Pilot Jack. I am from Iowa and we were skiing and snow boarding in Winter Park area. This was the highlight of the trip. A must do bucket list item. Do not let your fears stop you from this amazing experience. There is no fear as the ascent is slow with very little sense of movement. It is warmer aloft than at ground level and the basket is tall enough to not allow one to fall out if one tried. Pilot Jack was a great guide and the champagne toast after with rolls or muffins was traditional as is the certificate of flight! A lifetime memory that must not be missed. We could hear for it seemed like miles and see further. We saw fox and coyote hunting in the snow, a dog sled ride and the beautiful Colorado mountains. I will do this again, it was that amazing!

by Justin Schnute

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Had a fantastic ride back in March with GABT! My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful drive from Breckenridge to the launch site and were immediately greeted with a warm welcome once we arrived. No time was wasted and we hopped right into the basket, got our pictures taken, and off we went.

It was great learning about the balloon and the area from the pilot. The scenery was absolutely stunning and the pilot made it a point to try to hit areas of interest.

Upon landing, we learned more about ballooning traditions and had pastries and a champagne toast waiting for us.

We spent several more hours in the area exploring some of their suggestions for local spots to check out.

Ballooning has been on my "bucket list" a long time, and I couldn't think of a better place or group to put a check in that box with.

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