The Phoenix area is a popular location for hot air ballooning. The weather is good most of the year, and we have beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Mountains surround the Valley of the Sun and there are still enough open spaces to allow for safe hot air ballooning. There are several companies in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas that offer hot air balloon rides. Today's adventure was with Rainbow Ryders, a company that began offering hot air balloon rides in 1982.
Rainbow Ryders offers sunrise balloon rides most days of the year, and sunset rides during the cooler months. If you are visiting from out of town, they can arrange to pick you up from your hotel. Locals will meet Rainbow Ryders at a designated location, usually in either north Phoenix or north Scottsdale. The hot air balloon ride lasts about an hour, not including pre-flight balloon inflation and post-flight celebration.
Page 1: Take a Hot Air Balloon Flight in Phoenix/Scottsdale
Page 2: Who Should Take a Hot Air Balloon Flight
Page 3: What To Expect During Your Hot Air Balloon Ride
Page 4: Tips and FAQ
Page 5: Landing in Your Hot Air Balloon
Page 6: Location, Cost, Contact
Watch a video that included this balloon flight!