Your Flight

Why not start your vacation, adventure, special moment, check off this bucket list dream or just because by enjoying a scenic stunning sunrise hot air balloon flight with beautiful Rocky Mountain views of Colorado? Life Cycle Balloons schedules hot air balloon flights from beautiful Boulder County area and sometimes Frederick and Erie areas. Booking at the start of your vacation means that you can always reschedule if need be if the weather is inclement! This is a wonderful way to see this truly beautiful part of the country at its very best. Life Cycle Balloons is dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible hot air balloon experience. Balloon flights start just after sunrise, and once your balloon is set up, you then enjoy approximately an hour flight or longer in this spectacular Colorado area.  After your flight Life Cycle Balloons will toast the morning with a traditional champagne style toast an after flight celebration in true ballooning tradition. If you’re looking for an unusual way to propose to your significant other, or simply want to organize something special to round of a wonderful vacation then there is no better experience than taking flight in a hot air balloon. Why not book today and experience this amazing adventure for yourself?  Your hot air ballooning experience takes approximately 3-4 hours flying at sunrise when the winds are generally most stable. Dress comfortably for the overnight temperature, layered clothing is highly recommended. Long pants and sturdy shoes are necessary for the flight and bring a hat and sunglasses. Of course, don’t forget your cameras

We fly 2-4 passengers per balloon depending on weight of the passengers, specializing in personalized hot air balloon flights for  a more intimate ballooning experience.  Please call our office if you wish to add a 4th person to your flight. 

We offer and specialize in exclusive private flights for 2 for an intimate flight experience for you and someone special.

You are not flying with large groups in huge baskets.   We follow each hot air balloon flight with a special champagne style toast, to celebrate your flight in true ballooning tradition.  Non-alcohol champagne is available upon request. 

Once aloft, we will fly high enough for panoramic mountain views and low enough to enjoy the excitement of skimming the river, tree tops and waiving hello to spectators below. We fly at different altitudes to use the varying wind layers to “steer” the hot air balloon. These winds may take us about 5 or 10 miles in an approximate 1 hour to hour and a half flight. Since we generally do not fly back to the launch site, our experienced chase crew will be in radio contact and follow us. They will be there when we land to help pack up the hot air balloon and take us back to the launch site.

Flying Locations

We offer spectacular sunrise flights from East Boulder County area.
A map and directions to the launch site will be sent with your confirmation.
We also have an alternate launch site in Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and Erie just east of our Boulder County location which we use sometimes based on wind conditions. 

Safety First

Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, was the very first hot air balloon company in Colorado and the most experienced. with the best safety record than any other hot air balloon company in Colorado. Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, LLC., has been family owned and operated flying in Colorado since 1971. Our hot air balloons are FAA inspected and certified, fully insured, and flown by experienced FAA certified pilots. Life Cycle Balloon Adventures’ FAA certified flight instructors can also provide pilot training.

We fly only when weather conditions are just right. Each morning our pilots get special weather briefings for hot air ballooning from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Flight Services and various internet services. If the pilot determines the weather is unsuitable for a safe flight, the flight will be postponed. Fortunately, the Colorado area offers an excellent climate for year round scenic balloon flights.

Hot air ballooning activities involve the possibility of physical risks greater than those encountered in daily life, and our pilots exercise all due precautions to provide a safe flight. By taking part in balloon activities, passengers acknowledge and assume the risks inherent in such activities. We have no limitations other than children must be tall enough to see over the edge of the basket in a standing position, about 3 and a half feet high, and that an individual’s health will allow for the more rigorous activity of hot air ballooning. We do require you to notify us and the pilot if you have had any surgeries, upcoming surgeries, health and physical issues that may prevent you from flying in a hot air balloon.

Many people with a fear of heights have flown with us and found balloon flight to be quite enjoyable. We will do everything we can to make your flight comfortable, but if you continue to experience discomfort after take-off, we will bring you back down.

Smoking and vaping is not permitted in or around the hot air balloon or recovery vehicles for safety reasons and for the consideration of other passengers.

Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be reserved in advance with a major credit card, local check, or cash. Schedule changes or cancellations within 7 days of your scheduled flight date will require a $100 per person cancellation/rescheduling fee. There is no penalty for changes or cancellations if notice is given to Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, LLC. more than 7 days prior to your scheduled flight date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of your scheduled flight or not showing up for your scheduled flight results in forfeiture of the entire cost of your flight. There is no penalty if your flight is canceled by Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, LLC. due to unfavorable weather conditions. If your flight is postponed, simply call our office to reschedule your flight. Gift certificates and seasonal specials that are purchased are non-refundable. They can be transferred to another person(s) of your choice and can call our office for the change of name and needs to be within the limits of the expiration date.