Unlike many other similar events, the Creede Balloon Festival has been relatively small, but this is its great attraction, because it allows and even encourages interaction between the pilots and the attendees. Participants get a close up and intimate ballooning experience. 

       Held high in the San Juan mountains of southwestern Colorado, and in the gorgeous valley of the upper Rio Grande river, surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest and the San Juan and Weminuche Wildernesses, the suitability location for ballooning is beyond compare. The Mountain views from the valley floor are beautiful, but from the air they are spectacular. Skimming the valley floor or viewing from a thousand feet up, this quiet serenity of hot air balloon in Creede Colorado is not to be missed.