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Join Us for the Rodeo

HOT AIR BALLOON LAUNCHES, July 9 and 10, 2022

Saturday & Sunday mornings: 6:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

Be a part of this iconic Steamboat event — our 41st annual — with dozens of hot air balloons overhead, music, food and merchant vendors, and fun activities.

The Yampa Valley will be dotted with color as more than two dozen balloons take to the sky Saturday and Sunday mornings from Bald Eagle Lake.

BALLOON GLOW, July 9, 2022

Saturday night: Time TBD. We’re working to restore the Balloon Glow on Saturday night in downtown Steamboat Springs and will share details as soon as we confirm logistical details.


Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday will go on sale soon. Please subscribe to our free Hot Air Balloon Rodeo email newsletter for the latest updates and deals. 

Because Bald Eagle Lake has no public parking, access to the launch site will be restricted to ticketed shuttle-bus riders.There will be no parking at the launch site. The shuttle ticket fee covers transportation and parking fees associated with the event.

Details on event parking and shuttle information will be updated soon.

Ride of a Lifetime: We are selling both business and personal balloon sponsorships for this year’s event. If you you are interested in our Ride of a Lifetime packages — two adults soaring over the beautiful Yampa Valley amid dozens of other balloons — email event promoter Logan Molen.

Click here to purchase shuttle tickets

Apply to be a Food or Merchant Vendor



At this time, local protocols do not require wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth. But these protocols may change at any time.
Stay home if you are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Please do not enter the premises if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are waiting for test results, or have COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath or other symptoms as established by the CDC. Adhere to the CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.
Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.
Practice safe social distancing. Please keep a minimum 6-foot distance (2 meters) between yourself and others.
Please wear a recommended facial covering/mask while you are shopping or visiting.
Do not gather in groups.
Only healthy staff and volunteers will be working at the event.



The Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo is excited to partner with a variety of local lodging operators to ensure you make the best out of your visit to Steamboat Springs.

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Resort Group is a unique collection of component companies that together, offer Total Resort Services™ to over 90 homeowners’ and commercial property associations with more than 5,000 individual units, over 600 of which are nightly rentals. Resort Group is proud to be the largest, privately-owned property management firm in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Participation Information




There are many opportunities to get involved with the Steamboat community by volunteering for this signature event.
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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact



Contact us to be a Volunteer

We have a variety of volunteer needs throughout our event weekend, July 9-11, 2021:

Balloon crew: Do you love hot air balloons? Do you want to be an integral part of the ballooning experience? Applicants must be 18 or older and will assist with the inflation, launch, and serve on the chase crew from the ground. Volunteers are needed beginning at 5:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake.

Balloon launch site volunteer: Help our event crew with set-up and being a grounds helper at Bald Eagle Lake, where two dozen balloons will fill the sky above. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Past volunteers will be offered positions first. Remaining volunteer applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Help balloon crews inflate their balloons for the magical Night Glow in  Steamboat Springs. Other opportunities include site set-up, greeting attendees or being a grounds helper. Applicants must be 18 or older.

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For event information, contact event promoter Logan Molen directly below.

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