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Pueblo Balloons

#3 of 21 Tours in Taos
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Address: 926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: +1 575-751-9877
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Riding the soft desert winds is the perfect way to celebrate your special...

Riding the soft desert winds is the perfect way to celebrate your special occasions with friends, family or when there is romance in the air. And, there is no better place to enjoy it than around Taos. We fly the scenic Rio Grande Gorge as it cuts through the high desert mesa like a 650 ft. deep Grand Canyon. The famous Rio Grande River gently flows through it. As we're gently gliding and enjoying the beautiful panoramas we drop down into the Gorge and kiss the river for the most thrilling balloon ride anywhere. We see baby coyotes, deer, mountain goats and elk in the Spring, blossoming flowers, bushes and cacti in Summer, the colorful changing Fall foliage and the beautiful snow covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Winter - there is always majestic beauty everywhere! Join us for your adventure of a lifetime today!

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Rio Grande Gorge Balloon Ride
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Great Experience!

I would recommend this experience to anyone, even in cold weather! Kris and Alex were very friendly and attentive to me and my husband. Very cool time in the sky!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Danielle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend this experience to anyone, even in cold weather! Kris and Alex were very friendly and attentive to me and my husband. Very cool time in the sky!

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

Your review has absolutely made my day, Danielle. It's such a thrill when our passengers have a top-notch flight! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Kris and Alex as well. Thank you both for letting us take you up for a ride! Warm regards, Keith More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this is on your bucket list, do it! And if its not it should be! The experience is amazing! We were so lucky to be able to do this in Taos & go down into the Rio Grande Gorge, the views were truly incredible. It is an experience we'll never forget. We met bright & early, at 6:15 a.m.,... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

What an endorsement! I'm so glad we were able to help you check something so fun off your bucket list -- and you're right, it is a must-try. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Chris -- I know he'll appreciate it. Thanks again! Warm regards, Keith More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

as first time ballooners, we did not know what to expect, but Chris and his crew were amazing. The entire experience was phenomenal. to those of you concerned about heights, there was no issue at all and we were safe and felt safe at all times. it was a wonderful, peaceful experience, the entire day from setting up to putting... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

You're a first-time ballooner no longer, Brian. So glad Chris and the crew could make your first experience such an amazing and unforgettable one. Glad we could make for such a phenomenal and relaxing time sailing above the gorge. Thanks for your recommendation. Hope you get a chance to visit us again in the future. Best, Keith More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Chris was a great pilot. We had questionable wind in the morning and he explained in great detail the cause and effect of taking off and landing in certain winds. The wind died down some and we were able to go up. We rode through the gorge and the views were amazing. Viewing and photographing wildlife from above was fantastic.... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

Laleca2014, a balloon ride through the Rio Grande Gorge is a truly remarkable experience, and I'm glad you felt Chris expertly piloted you through it all from take off to landing. Happy to hear you were able to take in so many stunning views and see plenty of wildlife too. Thanks again for your many compliments. Hope you get a... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We very much enjoyed our ride with Kris. He is experienced and entertaining. The champagne after the landing was also a nice touch. Highly recommended for your trip to Taos!

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you join us, Ryan, and we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your experience. We really do strive to give our guests the best possible ride, and it looks like we really nailed it with you. Cheers, Keith More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We go to Taos on family vacation every summer and I am a researcher. I researched the other companies and I picked the best one I am confident! Kris and crew are amazing. The ride to the location launch was nice, the views were beautiful. At the launch site the views were simply breathtaking, the sunrise and cool air it... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

hyinoklahoma, I'm glad to hear you were so confident in what we do and felt that Kris and his crew did such a terrific job. There is a certain surreality to the cool, sunny mornings in Taos -- so glad you could take it all in with us. It really means a lot to know you feel that anyone who... More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We added a balloon ride to our recent Taos visit. A bit anxious about it, I went online and saw heavy emphasis on safety with Pueblo. Our pilot, Kris, and chaser, Alex, were great. They calmed any nerves we had and provided a great experience. On a morning of little wind, we had a nice ride into the canyon and... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

As if Taos isn't gorgeous enough on it's own, but you really add another element to it when seeing everything from a hot air balloon -- glad you absolutely loved the experience, John. Happy to hear Kris and Alex did such a great job of getting you comfortable and allaying any fears. I'll be sure to pass along your compliments... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I took this balloon ride for her birthday. If you want to go ballooning these are the people we would recommend. Our pilot Rick was incredibly skilled and knowledgeable about flying as well as the local history. He entertained us during the drive and flight by filling us in on local history and sharing his balloon stories... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation, rcwhite44. I'm delighted to hear Rick could make the ride such a memorable experience for your wife's birthday! So glad you enjoyed all the tidbits about the history of the area along the way too. I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to Alex as well. Happy to hear it was... More 

New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Taos for our honeymoon and wanted to do a balloon ride to see views of the gorge, and Pueblo Balloons did not disappoint. Kris was a fantastic pilot and guide. He was extremely knowledgable about both balloon riding and the area, so he was able to share a ton of interesting facts and information during the ride.... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

Jo, I'm delighted to hear we could make your Taos honeymoon all the more memorable with a balloon ride over the gorge. Great to know you felt Kris was such a fantastic pilot and so knowledgeable of the area as well. Glad we could cap it all off with majestic views and a champagne toast as well. Thank you so... More 

Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Kris is an amazing balloon pilot. My spouse and I have taken a balloon ride before and this one was so much better. Kris took us into the Rio Grande Gorge and we ballooned all the way down to touch the water for a short "raft" trip and then back up again. We spotted some wildlife and had beautiful vistas... More 

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BalloonRideOwner, Owner at Pueblo Balloons, responded to this review

Wow, MaddyW892, it means a lot to know that your balloon experience with us was far and away a better experience than your last. That's music to my ears! From the beautiful views of the Gorge, to touching the water and seeing wildlife, I'm so glad to hear you had a great time. Champagne at the end never hurts either!... More 

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