Hours were updated.
Hours were updated.
Due to Covid-19, we are currently CLOSED. However, we will be reopening on September 1st, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
- Eric CGreat experience flying with Petra, thanks to the whole crew especially Josh, who reminded us a lot of Alex Honnold :) The weather was surprisingly windy for our original reservation on Tuesday morning and just when we thought it's not gonna happen we found a sunny and calm afternoon, thank you Petra for keep monitoring the weather and sending us the update! Petra is extremely professional and knowledgeable, she shared with us a lot of balloon operation technical details, local stories about flying around hot springs and some interesting flying experiences Highly recommended to anyone visiting south dakota and looking for a unique flying experience
- Lisa WOur first balloon ride and so glad we went with Western Horizons! Petra, our pilot was AMAZING, friendly, and explained everything. We felt like we were flying with our best friend. Can't wait to do it again. Thank you Western Horizons!
- Denice TPetra is a master pilot and this tour of the Black Hills is like nothing you’ll ever experience. Do not miss this!
Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons offers a unique adventure and an opportunity to experience the amazing natural beauty of the Black Hills from an exciting perspective. Nestled in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota, historic Hot Springs and the surrounding area offers spectacular views unlike any other.
Our typical flight offers the opportunity to view the magnificent sunrise in the Eastern sky and experience stunning panoramic views of the Southern Black Hills and the expansive prairie of Western South Dakota. On our flights, we frequently see deer, wild turkeys, eagles, waterfowl, antelope, and other wildlife. Upon safely landing, enjoy a celebratory toast with the post-flight refreshments and a personalized flight certificate to end your memorable adventure.
We are able to offer flights for individuals, couples, and even small families. Our goal is to offer a private, personal, and unique experience that you will remember and cherish for years to come. A small, intimate flight is the perfect opportunity to help you create lasting memories. Whether it is an unforgettable date with that special someone, a magical wedding proposal, a monumental wedding anniversary, or a magnificent adventure to create family memories that will last a lifetime, we are happy to work with you to create your perfect experience.
The size of our equipment allows us to carry a maximum passenger load of approximately 500 pounds. Our typical flight lasts around 1-hour (+/- 15 minutes). The entire experience from pre-flight set-up to post flight refreshments can last from 2 to 3 hours.
Due to insurance restrictions, we are unable to fly anyone who is pregnant.