Gallup, New Mexico

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016    

  • One of the Largest Balloon Rally in North America, with over 150 Balloons!

  • Located in the Majestic Red Rock Mountains

  • Mass Balloon Ascensions Are Scheduled Daily!

  • The 36th Anniversary Of The Red Rock Balloon Rally

36th RED ROCK BALLOON RALLY

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

This year marks the 35th 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.

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RED ROCK BALLOON RALLY EVENTS

The Balloon Rally schedule of events includes mass ascensions, balloon glows and competition with beautiful, hand crafted Native American arts and crafts.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

  • Mass Ascensions From Fox Run Golf Course at Red Rock Park 7:30am
  • Glow in The Rocks and Indian Dances at Red Rock Park 6:00pm

Saturday December 3, 2016

  • Dawn Patrol 6:30am
  • Mass Ascension at Red Rock Park 7:30am
  • Pyramid Rock Run Registration at Red Rock Park 8:00am
  • Pyramid Rock Run at Red Rock Park 9:00am
  • Downtown Christmas Parade 2:00pm
  • Balloominaria at Rio West Mall 6:00pm

Sunday December 4, 2016

  • Dawn Patrol 6:30am
  • Mass Ascension at Red Rock Park 7:00am
  • Awards Brunch and Auction at Red Rock Park 10:00am

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.

Want to be part of a chase crew?  Contact us for information on how to sign up and attend crew training.

BALLOONING IN GALLUP VIDEO

Host of "New Mexico True Television," Michael Newman, takes his first hot air balloon ride. And he couldn't have picked a more gorgeous setting than Red Rock Park outside of Gallup. Each December the park hosts the second largest balloon rally in North America, surpassed only by Albuquerque's October Balloon Fiesta. The flight and the scenery are breathtaking.

POWERED BY GALLUP PROPANE

Gallup Propane

Gallup Propane, and our sister company Country Gas, have been providing propane and gas services and products to northwestern New Mexico, northeastern Arizona and southwestern Colorado for many years. We will deliver to your home or your business.

RED ROCK PARK

Red Rock Park, with its massive, smooth sandstone bluffs and deep canyons is the perfect backdrop for the colorful nylon spectacle viewed by thousands of visitors each year since 1981. An invitation to this widely publicized event is highly prized by balloon pilots from around the world.

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.

Events

OUR SPONSORS

Gallup Propane Service Inc.
Western Refining
City of Gallup
Fire Rock Casino
Rio West Mall
Gurley Ford Motor Co.
Four Corners Welding & Gas Supply
Perry Null Trading Company
Pinnacle Bank
Richardson Trading Company
Stoneweaver
Castle Furniture
Rehoboth Mckinley Christian Health Care Services
Butler's Office Equipment & Supply, Inc.
Amigo Automotive

About

This year marks the 35th 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 the world, with 200 balloons.

THE WEATHER

Red Rock Balloon Rally Association

The Red Rock Balloon Rally Association, which hosts the balloon rally, has been uplifting the Gallup community since 1981, partnering with many non-profit groups and contributing tens of thousands of dollars to their fund raising efforts. The Association is run by an all volunteer committee and has never had a paid staff which speaks loudly to the dedication of its members.

CONTACT INFO

  • Address: Red Rock Balloon Rally                                    P.O. Box 2621                                                      Gallup, NM 87305
  • Phone: 1-800-242-4282
  • Mail: info@redrockballoonrally.com