COLORADO SPRINGS -

Hot air balloons were grounded in Memorial Park this morning on the final day of the Colorado Balloon Classic in Colorado Springs.

Gusty winds let to a red flag at the event Monday morning. Pilots had hoped the weather would improve, but officials made the final call before 8 a.m. that it was not safe for the ascension.

The Colorado Balloon Classic is leaving the Springs after this Labor Day weekend after 38 years.