We’re Proud to Introduce: Arizona Rising


In celebration of Arizona’s 105th anniversary of becoming a state, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. is very excited to announce the arrival of the newest Hot Air Balloon in the fleet; Arizona Rising. The flag-themed balloon is in honor of the culturally rich state that promotes natural beauty, history, and, of course, adventure.

Arizona became a state on February 12, 1912 and has since become largely known as the Grand Canyon State. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado river for a period over 6 million years, and is a popular national park visited by 5 million people each year. In addition to the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s land spans over the breathtaking Sonoran Desert and is filled with the gorgeous Saguaro Cactus Blossom, the state flower.

Arizona’s state flag features a giant copper colored star in representation of the states leading copper production in the United States. The states history also includes sacred Indian reservations which now has the greatest percentage of its acreage designated as Indian tribal land in the United States.

Rainbow Ryders is proud to fly the state flag high above the breathtaking Sonoran land, and invites you to be a part of this great honor. Book a Phoenix Sunrise or Sunset flight today and enjoy the historical beauty from above.



Take Your Wedding to New Heights

Vows in the Clouds

Make your big day extra special and take your marriage to new heights. Share your wedding vows in a hot air balloon over the Phoenix-Scottsdale area with romantic views of the Sonoran Desert, or in Albuquerque with breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains.

Two witnesses will need to accompany you on your journey. After the ceremony, share in a celebratory toast as man and wife. Rainbow Ryders can provide all the special details needed for your wedding: catering, flowers, officiant, photographer, and more!

Please call the Rainbow Ryders office at 1-800-725-2477 to book your hot air balloon wedding, or find more information here.


Win a Free Hot Air Balloon Ride – Name Our New Balloon


In celebration of Arizona’s 105th anniversary of becoming a state (February 14), Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. is very excited to announce the arrival of the newest hot air balloon in our fleet.

This new beauty needs a name worthy of its future bucket list adventures. Imagine watching this gentle giant float through the Sonoran Desert knowing you named it! As an added bonus, you have the opportunity to win a flight for two in any of the three cities we fly in if your name is the winner.

The rules are easy:

  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Put your vote for the name in the comment section
  3. Share the original post on your personal Facebook page

We will announce the winner on the morning of February 14th, 2017. The announcement will be live on Facebook during the balloon’s morning flight!



Cast your Vote Today – 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards





The New Mexico Magazine is hosting the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards and we need YOUR help.

Vote Rainbow Ryders the Best Outdoor Experience in the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, and keep the adventure alive! Voting can be found HERE.

New Mexico is known globally for its abundance of hot air balloons that fly the sun stained skies, a tradition that is celebrated annually at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Check off your bucket list with a flight in a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon. Discover your perfect adventure while flying through the crisp New Mexican air, high above the flowing Rio Grande, knowing that green chile and piñon await you below.

Rainbow Ryders flies year-round, and proudly supports the rich culture and beauty of New Mexico.



Plan Your Perfect Romantic Excursion in Phoenix

If you are headed to Phoenix for the 2017 Phoenix Open, why not mix in some romance in the midst of the “Greatest Show on Grass”. This week long PGA golf tournament could be the perfect time to create some quality memories with your loved one!

The Adventure

In today’s busy world, spending time with your loved one can become a challenge. Rather than spending another night at the bar or movies, consider giving your loved one an outdoor excursion that will be cherished forever.

Private Balloon Rides Albuquerque

On a romantic hot air balloon ride, you will experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert, one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, all while riding in one of the world’s oldest forms of air transportation. Your partner and you can enjoy floating gently into the sky, where all your troubles seem to drift away with the breeze.

Our hot air balloon flights allow you to forget about speed and simply focus on the adventure. With only the wind as its navigator, a balloon ride will give you the chance to take in stunningly romantic panoramas while spending quality time with your loved one.


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After the flight, enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Different Pointe of View, well known as one of the best Phoenix restaurants for both guests and locals.

The Finishing Touch

Finish up the day with a romantic walk along Tempe Town Lake. “Wide paved paths wind around the circumference of the lake –  about 5 miles long. It’s perfect for taking a stroll or relaxing bicycle ride.”

Take these ideas and fly with them, allowing the ultimate dream date to come to life.