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Welcome Veteran Balloon Pilot Dean Donley!

Dean Donley as their newest hot air balloon pilot in AlbuquerqueRainbow Ryders, Inc., the premier balloon ride company in the Southwest, welcomes seasoned flyer Dean Donley as our recent hot air balloon pilot in Albuquerque!

Donley began his career in the ballooning business in 1989 when he volunteered to crew at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. In 1996, he joined the Rainbow Ryders’ team as a crew member.

Since then, Dean has logged over 1,800 hours flying hot air balloons. He served 20 years in the US Air Force and is excited to fly balloons full time.

Take a balloon ride in Albuquerque
with our new pilot Dean Donley!






Enjoy a Balloon Ride Easter Weekend!

Gather your peeps and hop onto a
sunrise flight on Easter Weekend!!!


A hot air balloon ride at Sunrise with Rainbow Ryders is the perfect way to celebrate spring!


Balloon Rides Phoenix Easter Weekend Rainbow Ryders

There is nothing our pilots like more than to share the view of the Sonoran Desert on a beautiful morning!  Join Rainbow Ryders for a Sunrise balloon ride in Phoenix, then celebrate with a celebratory toast and a gourmet continental breakfast. We have sunrise balloon flights in Albuquerque over Easter weekend too!


The team at Rainbow Ryders, Hot Air Balloon Co. Inc. wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday weekend!



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$139 Balloon Rides in Albuquerque

Book Your Albuquerque Balloon Ride Online


For a limited time, Rainbow Ryders is offering balloon rides in Albuquerque for only $139!


Our new, online reservation system is easy to use – anytime:

  1. Select the Albuquerque sunrise balloon ride
  2. Choose the day you want to fly (we fly every day!)
  3. Select the number of passengers (adults $139 and children $99)
  4. Add hotel pickup if you need transportation
  5. Provide your contact and payment information
  6. Receive your confirmation by email

Balloon Rides in Albuquerque

Gourmet Post-Flight Ceremony

Celebrate Your Phoenix Balloon Ride!

Wildflower Bakery gourmet catering

After your Phoenix balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders, enjoy a celebratory toast and scrumptious gourmet cuisine catered exclusively by Wildflower Bread Company.

  • In the morning feast on an assortment of scrumptious muffins, rich scones and hearty bagels.
  • In the afternoon celebrate with gourmet fresh fruit and a selection of cheeses including swiss, cheddar and herbed goat cheese.

Your hot air balloon trip concludes with festive flight ceremony where passengers receive a balloon ride certificate and Rainbow Ryders commemorative balloon pin.

Celebrate your phoenix balloon ride with a gourmet post-flight ceremony
Take a memorable hot air balloon ride in Phoenix and let your spirits soar above the majestic Deer Valley with an incredible birds’ eye view. Rainbow Ryders takes pride in hosting memorable balloon rides in Phoenix / Scottsdale every day, year-round for groups of all sizes.