We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 220 County Road 522, Fraser Valley Sports Complex, Fraser, CO 80442
Phone Number: +1 970-887-1340
Website
Today
05:00 - 04:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 05:00 - 04:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Hot air balloon rides in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Located...

Hot air balloon rides in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Located only 67 miles from Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, near Grand Lake & Estes Park. Flights provide views of peaks into Rocky Mountain National Park & 5-7 counties on top of the world. View wildlife and history of Colorado from above it all! Balloon rides in the mountains are available year-round. Warm air rises, come balloon with us and rise with the hot air! Winter Balloon Rides are spectacular!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The best way to start your day of adventure

Captain Jack and his wife Sue have been balooning for years and this is one attraction you must not miss! On a clear cool morning you take off from the Fraser ball fields and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
dhemphill2016
,
Fraser, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
Fraser, Colorado
Level Contributor
66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Captain Jack and his wife Sue have been balooning for years and this is one attraction you must not miss! On a clear cool morning you take off from the Fraser ball fields and float over the valley for an hour or so. Great views and stories on this guided flight of a lifetime.

Helpful?
Thank dhemphill2016
scastellion, Front Office Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this 5 star review! Glad you enjoyed your adventure with us! It trueley is one of the most beautiful places to balloon in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. More 

Fulton, Missouri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were able to make the "flight" with very good friends and what a memorable experience it was. The Beauty from 2000 ft above ground (10600 above sea level) was awesome. Captain Jack has so much knowledge of the area as well as expertise in flight. From 2000' above the ground to the tree tops, even at the mercy of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane N
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! Glad you enjoyed the flight and the history of ballooning. The farmers still think we are from outer space over 200 years later. Mountain Valley flying is not about distance it is called a box in ballooning. It is about low flying, contour flying over Mother Earth and higher flying seeing peaks beyond... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I recently rode in a hot air balloon with Captain Jack. It was truly an amazing experience! While afraid of heights and slightly afraid of a potential rough landing.... my fears were for naught. Although our flight was delayed an hour due to fog, (safety is first with Sue and Jack), once we took off the skies... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ladybug541
scastellion, Owner at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this excellent 5 star review! We enjoyed sharing our love of Man's 1st form of flight in the beautiful Winter Park Fraser Valley with you! Mountain ballooning is beautiful and gentle glad you enjoyed your Grand Adventure. Buoyant Regards, Sue & Jack More 

Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
369 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Captain Jack was fantastic. He gently floated us around and even dipped down allowing us to touch a treetop. He provided history about the area and was very knowledgeable. We had so much fun. Even the descent was smooth while unpredictable. The staff worked hard to make the experience safe and smooth. Sue greeted us with an amazing champagne brunch... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank JeriLG
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed your Grand Adventure Balloon Tour. It is a lovely way to see the area and learn the history of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and mans 1st form of flight. Thanks for flying with us! More 

1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We did this balloon flight on our first day in Grand Lake and it definitely set the bar high for the other activities we had planned. This was one of the most amazing things I've ever done in my life and I am so happy I was able to cross this off my bucket list with Jack and Sue! They... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Caitlin M
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Wow!Thank you for such a nice review! Glad we had a spectacular day for your adventure with us. It is an amazing way to start the trip, then you get to see and know the area right away. Helps when discovering other places in Grand County. Thank you for flying with us! More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beyond being an amazing balloon ride, the whole morning was an unforgettable experience. We drove all the way from Breckenridge after our booking with another company was canceled the day of. Sue was incredibly helpful from the start, not only finding us an open spot the day before the ride (which was our last day), but giving us recommendations on... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank MCPassport
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad you found us while staying in Breckenridge. We are the closest year-round mountain balloon ride to Breckenridge & Denver. So glad it was convenient for you to fly with us, before heading back home. Hope you had an opportunity to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park other than the peaks viewed from the... More 

1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The views in Fraser are unbeatable, but Jack, the pilot, made the trip even better. He has a wealth of knowledge about the area which he shares during the balloon trip. Jack goes over how the balloon works, and explains in detail the different ways he tells where the balloon will head. Because of the way the balloon works, it... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Rebekah M
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed Captain Jack's history & balloon tour of Grand County. The views are unbeatable and so glad we had nice weather to enjoy it all from above! Buoyant Regards, Capt Jack More 

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was an experience that was once in a lifetime - but we'll do it again! : ) My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary. She is more than a little afraid of heights, so her agreement to do this showed she still loves me after being married to me.... Jack and Sue are so warm, welcoming and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank mattjim65
scastellion, Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Can't wait to fly you all again! No two flights are ever the same and every season is different. Mountain flying is spectacular all year-round. Glad you enjoyed the flight and your fear of heights is no longer. Thanks for flying with us & this wonderful 5 star review! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

If you have ever considered a balloon ride combine it with one of the most beautiful places in the world. Then add in two of the most fantastic hosts and a crew to make you feel like royalty, and you have grand adventures. Sue and Jack are knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and are out to give you a great experience seemingly... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Stephen T
scastellion, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Grand Adventure! More 

Aurora, CO
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

These guys set the bar 11,550 feet high!!! I'd never been on a balloon ride before, and now I know what to expect, other operators be warned! The GABT location couldn't be more convenient, right on the corner of Hwy 40 & County Rd. 5, and smack in the middle of some of the most beautiful scenery in the Rockies,... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank remeisas
scastellion, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your Grand Adventure Balloon Tour! Thank you for the great review! More 

Travellers who viewed Grand Adventure Balloon Tours also viewed

 
Fraser, Grand County
 

Been to Grand Adventure Balloon Tours? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Adventure Balloon Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Greenville, South Carolina

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Adventure Balloon Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?