45-Minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
The helicopter ride begins by flying from the south rim region of the Grand Canyon and will travel over Kaibab National Forest and the Colorado River. Passengers will be able to look down over the Ponderosa Pines and take pictures of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower. Marble Canyon, and more. Marble Canyon and Point Imperial are considered the highest part of Grand Canyon's north rim.
The helicopter flight will begin and end at the Tusayan Airport. The trip will follow the Colorado River upstream. The helicopter will travel through Dragon Corridor that is the deepest part of the Grand Canyon. The pilot will act as a tour guide, pointing out the important sights.
There are four morning departure times: 8 a.m, 10:15 a.m, 11:30 a.m, and 12:45 p.m. There are several afternoon helicopter trips between the hours of 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. These helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon have been going on for 20 years. Tourists who take the helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon rate it five stars. People of all ages, including infants, are welcome to take the helicopter ride.
In conclusion, many tourists highly recommend the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Passengers under the age of 2 ride free. The helicopters are very comfortable. Many tourists say that flying over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter is the best way to see the canyon.
Your tour beings at the Grand Canyon airport in Tusayan, Arizona.
Fly over the ponderosa pines of Kaibab National Forest on a 45-minute helicopter excursion from the Grand Canyon South Rim. Upstream on the Colorado River are views of the Painted Desert and Desert View Watchtower. View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the Canyon and climb above the North Rim to head south through the Dragon Corridor, the Canyon's widest and deepest section.
You will depart from Tusayan, Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight, enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon.
Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6,500 square km) Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world's largest ponderosa pines. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and east end of the canyon come into view - this is definitely one of the greatest views of the Grand Canyon.
You will continue your journey as you follow the Colorado River upstream viewing at a distance the 146-square mile Painted Desert and the 70-foot (21-meter) Desert View Watchtower, a National Historic Landmark. The Desert View Watchtower features an observation deck from which visitors to the national park can view eastern portions of the Grand Canyon.
Next, view Marble Canyon, the section of the Colorado River which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon, and Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 meters). Point Imperial overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. You will fly through the Canyon above the North Rim heading south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.
At the end of your helicopter flight, you will cross over the Colorado River and fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest to land.