Located in the American state of Colorado, the city of Boulder lies at the foothills of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and offers visitors countless hours of exploration amidst stunning natural landscapes. This charming city is home to a variety of recreational spaces and nature preserves which are ideal for such activities as hiking and rock climbing. Those wanting a unique outdoor pursuit that can be enjoyed by the entire family can take part in hot air balloon tours in Boulder.
Due to the awe inspiring scenery that surrounds the city, hot air ballooning affords an ideal opportunity to take in magnificent panoramic views of the landscape. Offering the perfect backdrop for your aerial adventure are the Rocky Mountains which is one of the country’s main mountain ranges.
The history of ballooning goes back to the late 18th century when the Montgolfier brothers of France launched the first unmanned paper balloon. The manner in which this fascinating contraption works is due to the fact that the heated air inside the balloon has less density than the air outside and it is this difference that causes the balloon to rise.
Those embarking on a balloon ride can take in not only views of the nearby stunning mountain range, but also the area’s wildlife. The flight is on the whole a quiet one and it is common to heard bird calls while on this smooth ride above the tree tops and beyond. Flights usually take place early morning when wind conditions are gentle and ideally suited for such an activity. Certain companies also offer beverages and snacks and even champagne.
Since the balloon reaches high altitudes, the weather can get quite cool and it is recommended to wear warm clothing and bring along such items as sunscreen, windbreakers and a raincoat in case it rains. Hot air balloon tours in Boulder are not only ideal for a family outing, but also for such romantic occasions as a marriage proposal!
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