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Standard Exclusive Flights for two - East Valley and Phoenix area

Roping The Wind Hot Air Balloon Company is the only full time ballooning company flying the East Valley. We are also based in the East Valley. With over 11 years experience flying the East Valley skies, we are the only company to consider for a safe and enjoyable balloon experience. We have several flight locations for you to choose. Each provides a very unique and different flight with scenery ranging from city views to rugged mountain peaks. You choose the flight location! 

Gold Canyon- This is our most popular and most scenic flight! In our humble opinion, this is the most scenic balloon flight available anywhere in Phoenix. But, don't take our word for it! You must experience this flight for yourself! This flight flies nearby the majestic and legendary Superstition Mountains, one of the most popular and legendary mountain ranges in Arizona. Flight near the Superstition Mountains require a strong knowledge of local wind conditions and weather situations. Your pilot has been flying this area for over 16 years and knows the wind and terrain extremely well. This allows us to provide the most scenic and enjoyable flight based on wind direction on your flight morning. Meet at the luxurious and beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort where you will be greeted by your pilot and ground crew chief. Then, we will take a short drive out to our scenic desert launch site where you will enjoy a beautiful Arizona sunrise as the giant 90,000 cubic foot balloon is inflated.  N2597Y over Superstition Mountain Golf CourseSoon your pilot will ask you to 'hop in' and you will gently rise from the desert floor to meet another beautiful Arizona morning! Once in the air, your flight will take you to altitudes that will afford views of the rugged Superstition Wilderness as only can be experienced from the basket of a hot air balloon! You might even spot the Lost Dutchman goldmine! Your pilot has spent many years hiking and exploring many of the trails in the Superstition Wilderness and is very knowledgeable of the topography in this area as well as the history in which this area is steeped in. He may even know where the Lost Dutchman goldmine is located! (he probably will not share that much information with you though!). Your pilot will skillfully maneuver the balloon to low altitudes and even spend some time maneuvering within feet of the desert floor. At this time, you may be able to spot wildlife such as javalina, deer, coyotes and rabbits. Your pilot will also point out the various different forms of plant life that make up this very green and beautiful piece of Sonoran Desert. After a flight of 1 to 1.5 hours aloft, you will be brought gently back to earth and then enjoy a traditional champagne toast as well as presentation of your Ascension Certificates, suitable for framing. Our Gold Canyon flight is offered at sunrise only due to the favorable morning winds in this area. $/per couple.

You can also combine this flight with a stay in a Spa Casita at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort in this exclusive flight package.

N2597Y near Superstition Mountains at Sunset

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Planning a trip to the Phoenix area? Stay at the beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort!


Queen Creek/Florence- Another beautiful location for ballooning! This flight may include flying over desert terrain, colorful fields of crops and orange groves while enjoying spectacular views of the nearby San Tan Mountains. Wind direction permitting, you may be able to fly over Goldmine Mountain where you just might be able to spot the goldmine!
N2597YgoldminemntridgelineThese rugged desert mountain peaks climb to nearly 3,500 feet over the valley floor. Your flight will lift off at Sunrise, as the sun is just peaking over the Pinal Mountains. Your flight will take you to altitudes providing unrestricted views of the SE valley as well as the many rugged mountain ranges that surround the far southeast valley. Your flight may also drift within feet of the many colorful fields of crops that make up one of the few remaining farming locations in the Valley of the Sun. After a flight of 1 to 1.5 hours, you will partake in a traditional champagne toast. Your pilot will then present you with Ascension Certificates, suitable for framing. Sunrise and sunset flights are available from our Florence/Queen Creek location (sunset flights November-March).
$/per couple. 

Chandler- Chandler is the perfect flight for those looking for a balloon flight close to your hotel or home! ChandlerN2597Ypic1This flight location is centrally located in the east valley and within minutes of Tempe, Mesa, Chandler or Gilbert and all the major East Valley hotels and resorts. After determining wind direction, we will take a short drive to one of several launch locations around the outskirts of the city. Our Chandler flights typically fly over the city suburbs where you are offered views of South Mountain, San Tan Mountain and downtown Phoenix. We typically fly to the outskirts of town over some of the many fields of crops and lush green golf courses were you will gently be welcomed back to earth. ChandlerN2597Ypic2After the flight we will partake in a traditional champagne toast. We will then present you with Certificates of Ascension, suitable for framing. We have more experience flying the Chandler skies than any company presently in operation in the Phoenix area. We are the only company to consider for a safe and wonderful ballooning experience in the East Valley. Sunrise and sunset flights are available from our Chandler flight location (sunset flights November-March).$/per couple.


Phoenix area-
Although we highly recommend our far East Valley flights as our most popular and most scenic flights.... we also offer flights in other parts of the Valley of the Sun. Join us on a flight over the north Glendale/Peoria area were you will enjoy views of Lake Pleasant and the Sonoran Desert. You may also choose to fly with us from the Buckeye/Litchfield Park area. This flight floats over the large expanse of crop fields that make up the far West Valley. In addition, you will enjoy up close views of the sonoran desert and the Estrella Mountains as well as the Gila River. Sunrise and sunset flights are available from each of these flight locations. $/per couple.


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