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The Horseshoe Bend Air Tour is a one-of-a-kind helicopter tour that brings you visual beauty right after Take Off! Glen Canyon offers you Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon Dam all within 15 minutes. Horseshoe Bend has become one of those must see destinations in the Southwest.
Glen Canyon Dam is an engineering marvel providing water storage to the arid Southwest. The beautiful blue green waters of Lake Powell create a beautiful contrast to the red and orange hues of Glen Canyon. Few get to soar above it all aboard an EC-130 helicopter! Take in the views of this mystical area while your pilot offers commentary about the incredible views that unfold before you. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing experience!
This tour begins by lifting off on a narrated helicopter air tour as you take in the impressive sights of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. You will land atop Tower Butte – one of the desert southwest’s most unique formations which rises 5000 feet above sea level – and you won’t believe your eyes when you disembark. The 360-degree panoramic view is absolutely breathtaking. Take it all in! Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and the LeChee Rock unfold before you. Enjoy approximately 20 minutes on Tower Butte for sensational photo opportunities and interpretive information about the Navajo culture and the ties to their land. Only accessible by helicopter, this adventure offers incredible memories, spectacular photographs and bragging rights to an exclusive view of the American Southwest and Land of the Navajo Nation. Return to the Grand Canyon Airlines terminal with photos and memories to last a lifetime!
Aerial views of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam and Horseshoe Bend
1st Class EcoStar EC130 Aircraft
Oversize windows, stadium seating
Tower Butte Landing
Tour Duration: Approximately 55 – 60 minutes
What To Bring:
Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.
Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.
Wear sensible shoes. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.