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Drift over the beautiful New Mexico landscape in a hot air balloon and join other balloonists at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival.


Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

New Mexico AAAA or "Quad-A" is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of hot air ballooning. The largest community ballooning organization in the world, AAAA works to advance the sport through numerous opportunities for continued growth and development.
P.O. Box 90160
Albuquerque, NM 87199-0160
Phone: (505) 263-0222

ABQ Ballooning
Learn more about hot air and gas sport ballooning in the "Ballooning Capital of the World." This site includes an extensive list of professional balloonists offering rides.

Hot Air Ballooning
This website contains everything you need to learn about hot air ballooning. A wonderful resource with information from basic ballooning to clubs, festivals, rides and more!

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
The world's premiere facility dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport and spectacle of ballooning officially opened its doors to the public on October 1, 2005. The museum features one of the finest collections of ballooning equipment and memorabilia in the world.
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (505) 880-0500

Balloon Rides

Above and Beyond Balloon Rides of Albuquerque
Offers year-round flights for all special occasions and gift certificates are available.
Phone: (800) 725-2477
Phone: (505) 293-0000

Above It All Balloon Rides of Albuquerque
Maiden voyages are a specialty, includes ceremony & first flight certificate.
Phone: (800) 955-3715
Phone: (505) 861-3386

Albuquerque Sweet Escape Balloon Rides
Group rates and family discounts offered.
216 Dogwood Trail SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (800) 385-4453
Phone: (505) 891-7634

Braden's Beautiful Balloons
Up to four people in basket, group rates available.
3321 Princeton Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (800) 367-6625
Phone: (505) 872-8200

Eagle Spirit Ballooning
Scenic tours available. Pilot Training offered.
1625 Rio Bravo Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105-6059
Phone: (505) 843-7171


Enchanted Winds Balloon Rides
Owned by Rainbow Ryders
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (800) 725-2477
Phone: (505) 823-1111

Freedom Flights
Weddings are a specialty, group rates available.
3101 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 480-2032

Rainbow Ryders
The official ride concession for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Rainbow Ryders offers year-round flights including sunrise and sunset rides, group rates are available.
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (800) 725-2477  
Phone: (505) 823-1111

Skyspan Adventures
Over 25 years of accident free balloon operations, year-round flights, group rates and gift certificates available. Pilot training available.
5600 McLeod NE, Suite H
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 250-2300

World Balloon
The oldest balloon ride company in Albuquerque, year-round flights and group rates available. Pilot training available.
4800 Eubank NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (800) 351-9588 
Phone: (505) 293-6800

Balloon Rallies


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The world's largest hot air balloon festival takes place every year in early October. With more than 700 balloons in the sky at a time this festival, considered to be the most photographed event in the world, draws an international crowd of balloonists and spectators.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc.
4401 Alameda N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (505) 821-1000
Phone: (888) 422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887

Eagle Nest Balloon Rally
3rd weekend of June
Phone: (575) 377-2420


Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
Balloons fly over the lake and beaches at Elephant Butte annually during the second week of September
Phone: (877) 744-5900


Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally
More than 135 balloons fly over the Albuquerque during the second week of February.
Phone: (505) 265-2865


Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally
Over 90 colorful balloons fill the skies over Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley every year in mid- January.
Phone: (575) 526-7528

Old Timer's Balloon Rally
50 hot air balloons take to the skies of Roswell during the first weekend of May.
Contact: Bill Jones, (575) 627-2090

Red Rock Balloon Rally
Established in 1981, this rally is held the first full weekend in December at Red Rock State Park near Gallup, attracting over 200 hot air balloons from all around the world. The beauty of the ancient red rocks and the location, in the heart of the "Indian Country" also provides an excellent opportunity to buy high quality Native American arts and crafts direct from the artisans.
Phone: (800) 380-4989

Taos Ski Valley
Hot air ballooning is a magical way to experience the scenic beauty of Taos. Trips start in the Rio Grande Gorge and head whichever way the wind blows. As you are floating above it all you will be watching something that Taos is famous for-its beautiful sunrise. For more information contact one of these
companies: or


White Sands Balloon Invitational
Held yearly in mid September, hot air balloons fly over the white gypsum dunes of the White Sands National Monument.
Phone: (800) 826-0294

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