The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of New Mexico’s most beloved (and well-attended) events. With more than 500 pilots and more than 800,000 attendees, it’s easy to see why. Once the balloons go up in the morning, the New Mexico Tourism Department has some ideas on how to spend time until the Glowdeos begin (after sneaking in a power nap, of course).

 

We've put together a list of 19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta, starting with the unsung hero of Balloon Fiesta, the breakfast burrito. Take a trip on the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway to fill your tank during these “chile” fall mornings.