When you’re planning an RV trip through Idaho, chances are the list of sights to see will keep your feet firmly on the ground. But if you really want to see Idaho’s diverse and beautiful landscape, then look up to take in the views from a different angle.
There are few experiences that compare to the serenity of a hot air balloon ride. So next time you find yourself RVing through our state, don’t forget to add these events to your to-do list.
Teton Valley Annual Balloon Fest – Idaho
The Teton Valley Annual Balloon Fest held Fourth of July Weekend is always a family favorite. Watch as these massive bursts of colorful float gracefully through the sky. This four-day event includes a hot air balloon rides, a parade, and party with kids activities. RV parking passes are also available. If you can’t make it out for all four days of activities, then definitely check out the Drigg’s Glow held on July 4th and watch as glowing hot air balloons light up the evening sky.
Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
If you’re passing through Boise during the first week of September, be sure to make a stop at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. A five-day event celebrating all things hot air balloon, this free event is sure to delight. Arrive early the first day and watch the balloon launch as the sun rises, or head over in the evening of September 5th for the Night Glow. If you’re traveling with kids, check out the Teacher’s Resources on the website for a learning guide about how hot air balloons work. Actually, check out the page even if you’re not traveling with kids, the information is pretty amazing.
When you’re ready to go up in a hot air balloon ride of your own, pick your landscape and check out the Visit Idaho website for a list of ballooning companies. The rides last anywhere between one to three hours and are weather permitting. It’s an amazing experience to float through the sky and take in the breathtaking views Idaho has to offer and one your family will never forget.
Of course, if it’s a smooth ride you’re looking for, then visit our Missoula location and check out our newest RV arrivals.