Grand Canyon Helicopter
One of the most dramatic ways to soak up the sights around and within the Grand Canyon is with a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. Putting you several hundred feet above that natural wonder of the world, the aerial journey will give you access to places you never could’ve imagined.
Grand Canyon helicopter tours can easily be found in the major cities that are located near the northern Arizona landmark; that list of cities includes Phoenix, Sedona, and Las Vegas. From those locales, you’re looking at 30-to-60 minutes of air travel over areas both arid and lush, such as the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts and Oak Creek Canyon, respectively. Meanwhile, treks from Vegas routinely take passengers over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. At the same time, helicopter tours can be found at the Grand Canyon itself, particularly at the more developed West and South Rims.
There’s an impressive variety of things you can do from the sky. Of course, all Grand Canyon helicopter tours will give you at least 15- or 20-minutes over the Grand Canyon, so that you can gaze down into its mile-deep interior, behold its sheer cliffs and rock formations, and attempt to detect the Colorado River from afar. Beyond that, you could fly through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon’s widest section, or head to the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing
This helicopter tour offers you the best of both worlds. Not only will you glide over amazing locations like the Hoover Dam and adjacent Black Canyon, you’ll also land in the Grand Canyon for an amazing look up at its imposing walls!
Additionally, many guided helicopter rides land. You could, for instance, stop on the West Rim for the chance to stroll onto the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that will have you feeling like you’re walking on air. Or perhaps you might prefer to visit the South Rim, and get some of those classic, panoramic shots of the Grand Canyon that you’ve seen on postcards. In either case, options abound.
Still another choice is to have your helicopter land down inside of the canyon! This type of ride is as adventurous and dramatic as they come, and features unreal views of the canyon walls as you descend between them for thousands of feet. Once you’ve touched down, various tours have different ways for you to spend your time, from loosely structured sightseeing, to a midday picnic, to a pontoon ride atop the Colorado River.
From what we’ve said, this much should be clear: a Grand Canyon helicopter tour is as good as it gets!