X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures

Hot air ballooning is more than a hobby in New Mexico. It is a statewide passion. In fact, it is one of the few activities that warrant getting up hours before dawn to literally rise with the sun (preferably with coffee and a breakfast burrito in hand).

X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures

True Lee hot airIf you are looking for an opportunity to go aloft in Gallup, New Mexico, X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures is a family-owned and operated balloon company in Gallup. The balloon, piloted by Bill Lee, is the official balloon for the New Mexico Department of Travel and Tourism.

Bill has promoted New Mexico travel and tourism for years, both at the local level in Gallup, as well as on behalf of the state at large. When the state decided to partner with a local pilot for a New Mexico True balloon, he was the perfect choice and he already had a balloon in the works that was a good fit. True Lee, featuring a unique sugar skull design.

Born and raised in Gallup, Bill Lee got involved with ballooning for about a decade prior to procuring his pilot’s license in 1997. He always had a passion for flight, having flown in everything from fighter jets to stunt planes. However, his chosen form of being aloft is found within the gondola of a hot air balloon. No two flights are the same. The 360 degree view is stunning and the balloon provides no resistance, moving with the wind sans steering wheel. It is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet way to greet the dawn.

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True-Lee gondola

Balloons launch from Red Rock Park, just east of Gallup, floating with the wind above striking red sandstone canyons and towering stone spires. All flights are scheduled to take off at sunrise. The flight typically lasts 1-1.5 hours, with the traditional post-flight toast and flight certificate. In total, allow 3 hours for the entire experience.

  • Group Rates Offered
  • Visa & Master Card Accepted.

In case the reference to the lack of steering wheel evokes reticence, Bill puts safety first in all balloon flights and promotions. He takes every precaution to insure the equipment and weather conditions are optimal for a safe, enjoyable experience for passengers.

X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures
1400 Kit Carson Drive
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 979-2012

X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures

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