• Friday, December 05, 2014
    Time: TBD
  • Highway 118
    Gallup, 87301

More than 200 balloons from across the country will take to the skies December 6-8, 2013 for the 33nd annual Red Rock Balloon Rally in and near Gallup. Frequently described as a balloonist's paradise, a highly prized invitation to this event - the second largest balloon event in the world - offers pilots the opportunity to compete for fine Native American Arts and crafts. You'll want to have your camera ready as these rainbow colored giants come to life. The Red Rocks are the cemented sands of a fossilized beach, colored by dissolved iron seeping down from more recent volcanic activity, and then worn smooth by Anasazi residents who carved hand and toe holds into the walls to reach the mesa tops. Now, adventure-seeking balloonists soar above the magnificent canyons where movie producers still film Western epics. This is the only ballooning event where spectators are encouraged to become active participants by joining balloon chase crews. The Red Rock Balloon Rally partners with many area service organizations to help provide funding for local service activities.

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  • Friday, December 05, 2014
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  • Sunday, December 07, 2014
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