I love hot air balloons. I've always wanted to go up in one but never had the chance. That doesn't stop me from going to check them out when they're around, so let's see where we can check out some awesome hot air balloons.

Moffat County Balloon Festival

This festival runs August 2-4 in Craig and boasts more than just the balloons. Take part in the 5k fun run and check out the classic cars, too.

Creede Balloon Festival

August 30-September 1 is when you need to be in Creede to get your hot air balloon fix. All kinds of fun besides the balloons, like the children's carnival and salsa cook-off, plus an ATV rodeo you won't want to miss.

Snowmass Balloon Festival

September 6-8 in Snowmass Village, 30 balloons, balloon races and more. And don't miss the street party.

Colorfest

Held at the same time as the Pagosa Wine and Food Festival and the Bands and Brews Festival, this is a whole weekend worth of fun. And the best part? Your ticket gives you access to everything. But better hurry, this one sold out last year.