Updated: Nov 27, 2021
Coming up the first weekend in December 2021 is the 39th annual Gallup Balloon Rally, the second largest in North America. With nearly 200 Balloons ascending into the canyons of Red Rock state park, it makes for a spectacular visual. The pilot skills navigating the narrow canyons are truly a sight to appreciate.
This is a fantastic spectator event and, as it is set within the Red Rock canyons there are several trails which offer plenty of viewpoints throughout the park. For us photographers this is an awesome opportunity to create some stunning images over a 3-day period. I hope to also capture some 'stellar' nightscape shots incorporating the North Star.
The Gallup Balloon Rally is supported by Cultural exhibits, Native arts and crafts and evening balloon 'glows'. I will be there for the duration and hope to meet some photo homies and create some awesome images to add to my archives.