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Aerial Adventures & Hot Air Ballooning

Soar through the skies of Albuquerque with a hot air balloon ride, a visit to the aerial tramway, or in the passenger seat of an airplane.

Marvel at Albuquerque's blue skies from up close. Find a hot air balloon ride company to take you on an unforgettable journey. Albuquerque, the hot air ballooning capital of the world, offers superb conditions for balloon flights year-round. Or ride the 2.7-mile Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway gently over canyons and lush forested mountains. The tramway takes you all the way up to the 10,378- foot Sandia Peak, for phenomenal views of the city amidst a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

For nine days in October, the Albuquerque skies are colorfully painted as more than 500 balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park. Attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® and be part of the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival.

Hot air balloons float over the Rio Grande

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Be stunned by the remarkable beauty of the mountains when you ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway 2.7 miles up to the top of the Sandia Mountains. Once you reach the peak, see more than 11,000 square miles of desert beauty. The Sandia Mountains offer a plethora of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, mountain biking and more.

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Rides & More