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Canyonlands Ballooning

#9 of 61 Tours in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Archview Resort & RV Park, Moab, UT 84532
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+1 435-655-1389

For THE adventure of a lifetime, come join your professional FAA pilot Lou...

For THE adventure of a lifetime, come join your professional FAA pilot Lou Bartell for a hot air balloon ride over the Canyonlands in Moab, Utah. Imagine ascending to greet the sunrise as you drift among geologic wonders that were being created when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The fragile sandstone of Arches National Park and precarious rock towers drift past, each one defying gravity with you. Your trip to Moab would not be complete without flying with us on this unique and unforgettable balloon adventure. The whole family is welcome. Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity... in the safety of the latest "state of the art" equipment. No two flights are ever the same. Most guests, ranging in ages from from 95 to 5, tell us it's their most memorable event of their vacation. Come fly with us at Canyonlands Ballooning for your hot air balloon adventure.

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Hot air balloon ride

Pleasant staff. Knowledgeable pilot. Awesome experience. Slightly bumpy landing but that is to be expected.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ocala, Florida

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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pleasant staff. Knowledgeable pilot. Awesome experience. Slightly bumpy landing but that is to be expected.

Thank hollowaymk
Gansevoort, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This adventure was amazing! Lou made everyone feel comfortable even if you are afraid of heights! It is a peaceful ride with such stunning views. It will be hard to beat this if we ever balloon again.

Thank travel2ufit
Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We traveled quite a distance, approximately 10-12 miles over arches, canyons and monuments, catching glimpses of wildlife! The ride lasted one hour. It was glorious! Lou was friendly, informative and made for an enjoyable ride. The landing was smooth with the unexpected ending of toppling on our side, but it was not a big deal and apparently typical in this... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to start our vacation. Lou and his crew were on-time, professional, friendly and excited about their job. Because of Lou's years of experience and confidence in his abilities, my initial fears were put to rest. It was such a peaceful and quiet way to view Utah's beautiful scenery. The take off and landing were thrilling!... More 

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

A Birthday wish for my Mother in-law to cross off her "Bucket List". It was a perfect sunny day that was very peaceful and calm. We saw an amazing sunrise and have memories that we will cherish forever. I have pictures...but nothing can duplicate seeing it with your own eyes. Thank you Lou and the rest of the crew at... More 

1 Thank Julie M
Norwood, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had the most wonderful time with Lou and Canyonlands Balloning!! Beginning with our punctual 7 am meeting, the fun ride out to the launch site,and witnessing the fascinating process of launching the balloon, this was a morning to remember! The views from the flight were absolutely breathtaking, and Lou, the pilot is charming and informative. As we were flawlessly... More 

1 Thank meredith755
Oklahoma City
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Yep! That's right! I've got that height thing. And I LOVED this ride. This is about as gentle as a babe in a bassinet! You literally float on the wind. It's a gentle take off and a little bump and tilt at the end, the rest of the time you're just floating around looking at the scenery. The pilots (who... More 

5 Thank ClaireOKC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had never even thought about going up in a balloon until our trip to the Canyonlands and Arch National Parks. Claire discovered Lou Bartell's company and set it all up. I will admit to being a little apprehensive about it. However, Lou and his very professional crew quickly removed the apprehension. Their equipment was spectacular and they simply knew... More 

3 Thank whill2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a wonderful balloon ride with Lou over Moab. So much beauty seen from a unique perspective. We all enjoyed the trip including my 4 1/2 year old daughter. We were lucky enough to have a very smooth landing. It's hard to beat a beautiful air balloon ride followed by a champagne toast. I highly recommend flying with Canyonlands... More 

2 Thank Jenny Y
Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was an amazing experience. Lou is capable and confident and we felt very safe. I was amazed how gentle and peaceful and quiet the balloon ride was. Fantastic views. Landing was gentle and followed by a champagne toast!

2 Thank Sharon G

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