This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Red Rock Balloon Rally. What began as a small but earnest effort by four individuals to share the unique flying challenge offered in the incredible red rock formations east of Gallup, New Mexico has grown into the second largest balloon rally in North America, with 200 balloons.
(with only a small $5.00 parking fee at events at Red Rock Park)
The Balloon Rally schedule of events includes mass ascensions, balloon glows and competition with beautiful, hand crafted Native American arts and crafts.
Join us the first weekend in December there will be a Friday night Glow in the Rocks* Indian Dances at Red Rock Park.
Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascensions will take place both Saturday and Sunday.
"Many balloonists and spectators have commented that watching hundreds of colored balloons glide in and out of the red rock canyons surrounding Gallup is one of the most beautiful sights they’ve ever seen."
Red Rock Park gets its name from the red cliffs which frame the park on three sides. Forces in nature created the formation 205 million years ago, during the Jurassic era -known as the Age of the Dinosaurs. It is also home to the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial.