Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
Bald Eagle Lake
35565 S Highway 40
Steamboat Springs, CO United States 80487
2nd weekend in July
Number of balloons: 30
Year began: 1981
Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate. The rodeo portion consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee and eat a yummy crepe from one of the vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.
Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.
When the sun goes down head back up to the mountain area and take in the colors as the sun goes down and the balloons light up for the balloon glow on Mt. Werner.
Approximately 9/10 of a mile south of Walton Creek Road on Highway 40. The physical address is: 35565 South Highway 40 and the property is better known as the Bald Eagle Lake.
There is no public parking at the event. Free transportation is provided from the Meadows Parking lot on Pine Grove Road. Parking will also be free in the Meadows Parking lot. Transporation begins from the Medows parking log at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Due to the event's convenient location on the edge of town, we encourage spectators to walk, ride their bikes or take the shuttle from the hotel or lodge. *No dogs are allowed at event site due to balloon hazards. Thank you!
Web Site: https://www.steamboatchamber.com/events/annual-events/hot-air-balloon-rodeo/