New Mexico has gained a reputation for some of the best ballooning in the United States. Chalk it up to near perfect weather, the right atmospherics and some pretty amazing landscapes that balloonists enjoy like few others can. Gallup plays host to several ballooning events throughout the year including the Red Rock Balloon Festival. As many as a hundred balloonists along with enthusiasts converge each December for the spectacle.
Want to give a Ballooning a try?
Picture yourself floating in near silence, a cool breeze in your hair, over the gorgeous red rock landscape. A local balloon outfitter takes visitors up for these once-in-a-lifetime adventures. This trip makes for some unforgettable selfies.