Each year Telluride puts on a variety of wonderful events that will make your stay even more special. These events can take place all year long including the early summer season. This is where you will find the Annual Telluride Balloon Festival taking place here in Colorado. This incredible event is like no other as giant hot air balloons take off from Telluride Town Park letting you get close to the action. Take a look at what you can expect for this year’s festivities at the 2022 Telluride Balloon Festival:

38th Annual Festival

The 2022 Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be its 38th consecutive event to take place. Unfortunately, the onset of COVID-19 had created restrictions for the event over the last two years. However, the 2022 Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be fully open for this year’s events. During the event visitors of Telluride will be able to see incredible hot air balloons take off into the sky. The balloon launches take place at sunrise from Town Park so the balloons can have a beautiful sun-filled backdrop in the sky. The balloons light up from Town Park and will be in the sky for approximately 30-90 minutes. Each balloon will touch back down back at the park or on the outskirts of town. Early birds will be able to get the best viewing spots if they get there early!

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When It’s Happening

You can enjoy this year’s Annual Telluride Balloon Festival taking place from June 3rd to June 5th. As mentioned, the balloons will take off at sunrise and be in the air for up to 90 minutes. Dozens of different hot air balloons participate in the festival so try to get a glimpse of them all!

We ARE planning to have the Balloon Glow on Saturday evening. We will be closing Main Street at 6 p.m. with pilot briefing at 7:30 and then, weather permitting, we will inflate balloons and glow from about 8 to 9 p.m. or so.  We have to clear the street by 10.

Vacation Rentals During the Festival

Hundreds of visitors come to Telluride each year to experience the Annual Telluride Balloon Festival for themselves. During your stay do not reserve a tiny hotel room and instead book one of our spacious vacation rentals. These full-size homes offer everything you need to enjoy your stay while having plenty of room to stretch out. Our selection of premium rentals includes spacious homes and manors that can easily sleepover 10 guests at once. These luxurious rentals offer the finest bedding, luxury bathrooms with granite countertops and soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens with brand new appliances, and incredible views from the patio decks. While we always encourage our guests to get outside and enjoy the outdoor attractions in Telluride you will also find plenty to keep you relaxed inside. Enjoy the huge flat-screen TVs with complimentary Wi-Fi access to catch up on your favorite shows. Personal theatre rooms allow you to watch your favorite movie on the big screen. Game rooms offer plenty of options such as billiards and arcade games to keep you busy.

Our selection of rentals does not just include these massive homes but also cozy condominiums. These properties are perfect for smaller groups traveling. While they might be smaller in size, they still offer open floor plans and take advantage of all the space inside. Visitors who are coming for the Annual Telluride Balloon Festival may want to explore the condo options so you can be close to the starting point for the hot air balloons. You can be just a short walk away from Town Park. Booking a stay at one of these condo properties can also allow you access to building amenities such as rooftop decks. There is no wrong way to book a stay with us in Telluride!

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Other Nearby Attractions and Activities

The Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will keep you busy during the morning hours letting you have the rest of the day all to yourself. Finding something to do is extremely easy up here. Telluride is known for its many outdoor activities such as hiking. There are many local hiking trails to hit up such as Bear Creek Trail. Bridal Veil Falls is another great trail and features towering falls that overlook Telluride. Another scenic site is San Sophia Overlook which includes sweeping views of the valley. Telluride is also a hub for the arts. You can explore downtown Telluride and its art galleries including the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. If you want access to fine dining and shopping head up the mountain to Mountain Village. A short gondola ride will take you all the way up so you can spend the day with your favorite food and shops. During the winter you will also find a variety of skiing slopes to take on too.

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Book Today for Telluride

The Annual Telluride Balloon Festival is almost here so make sure to book one of our vacation rentals as soon as possible. This festival is one of the area’s biggest events each year so book today before your favorite rental is already reserved.