Photo: Balloon rally launches in the Animas Valley

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Photo: Balloon rally launches in the Animas Valley

Balloons take off Friday morning as the Animas Valley Balloon Rally begins north of Durango near the intersection of Hermosa Meadows Road and U.S. Highway 550. Mass ascensions will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. A “drive-by” balloon glow will be held starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at locations in the Animas Valley, including the Cottonwoods subdivision. Because of coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings, the public will not be allowed into the launch field this year.

Photo: Balloon rally launches in the Animas Valley

Balloons take off Friday morning as the Animas Valley Balloon Rally begins north of Durango near the intersection of Hermosa Meadows Road and U.S. Highway 550. Mass ascensions will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. A “drive-by” balloon glow will be held starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at locations in the Animas Valley, including the Cottonwoods subdivision. Because of coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings, the public will not be allowed into the launch field this year.
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