Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Rally in Gallup NMIf you want to ride in a Hot Air Balloon, the El Rancho can help arrange it.  We work with a number of local balloonists who provide Balloon rides to individuals and families who want to experience the beauty of the Southwest from the sky.

Hot Air Balloon rides in New Mexico can take you over breathtaking vistas and canyons, over deserts and forests and usually begins with picturesque sunrises.

We can provide balloon rides throughout the year but the best time to take a Hot Air Balloon ride is in the late Fall or the early Spring when you will be able to spend the most time in the air (due to air temperatures).

How to Schedule Your Balloon Ride:

If you are staying at the El Rancho Hotel, you should call us as early as possible with the date when you would like to ride in a Hot Air Balloon.  The easiest way to contact us is to call us at (505) 863-9311 or email us at balloonrides@elranchohotel.com so that we can arrange the trip.

Traveling during Balloon Rally

If you are planning a trip in early December through New Mexico, you should try to come to Gallup for the annual Balloon Rally.  This is one of the premier ballooning events in the world.  During the Balloon Rally, many balloonists are happy to allow you to travel in their balloons, giving you the rare opportunity to travel in a balloon during the festival.