Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour Moab, UT

Redtail Air Adventures94 W Aviation WayMoab, UT 84532
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Take a short but spectacular flight over the unique landscapes of Moab Canyon Country! The Canyonlands have been called breathtakingly beautiful for their unique red rock formations and Moab desert arches carved out by the Colorado River. This Moab helicopter tour offers spectacular views and a narrated experience of the area’s stories throughout the flight!

0.3-0.5 hour 2 to 3 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Moab Travel Experts
  • Experience amazing landscape views, and fly directly over Determination Towers, Monitor and Merrimac Butte.
  • Tour options include a 20-minute flight and a 30-minute extended flight.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Maximum of 3 people per flight.
  • Suitable for all ages! Booster pillows are provided for children ages 2+ who need their own seats.
  • Includes headsets and live onboard commentary (English only).
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, anti-nausea medication is advised.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.


from Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour
While the Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour may be short, it is spectacular! This 20-minute Moab helicopter tour provides amazing landscape views of the Moab Canyon Country! Fly directly over Determination Towers, Monitor, and Merrimac Butte on your way to Gemini Bridges. After you circle Gemini Bridges, fly to the Colorado River and glimpse into the Behind the Rocks Area. Also included are Corona Arch, Jeep Arch, and Uranium Arch!

This tour may be short, but the views are spectacular. You will not be disappointed!

The 30-minute tour allows you to fly along the same spectacular path as the 20-minute Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour, but continues past the Colorado River corridor. The extra 10 minutes on this flight provide amazing landscape views of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and Deadhorse Point! View Pritchett Arch, Halls Bridge, and Funnel Arch, in addition to all the arches, included on the 20-minute tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour

Where does this Moab helicopter tour depart?

The Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour departs and returns at Redtail Air Adventures at Canyonlands Field Airport, located at 94 W Aviation Way, Moab, UT 84532.

How long is the tour?

The Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour offers options, a 20-minute tour and a 30-minute extended flight that continues past the Colorado River corridor.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled flight departure.

Is this tour age-appropriate?

All ages are welcome on Redtail's flights, especially on this Moab Desert Arches tour! Children over 24 months must sit in their own seats. Redtail Air provides booster pillows.

What if I get sick on the helicopter flight?

Paper bags are available on all Redtail's flights for queasy passengers. Support bands are available at check-in upon request. Bring anti-nausea medication if you are prone to motion sickness.

Are pets allowed on flight?

Sorry, per FAA regulations, pets are not allowed on the helicopter. Service animals are allowed with proper documentation indicating that the animal is a service animal.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at the airport free of charge.

What should we wear?

Comfortable clothes and a light jacket are recommended.

What should we bring?

Water, a light jacket, a camera, and sunscreen.

What if I'm running late?

Redtail's aircraft are scheduled for exact departure times, however, they will do their best to accommodate passengers who are running late. Contact them to give them notice via the number on your e-voucher.

Can we bring alcohol?

No, alcohol is not allowed on Redtail's aircrafts.

How many people can fit in a tour?

The minimum number of passengers on a flight is two and the maximum is 3 people per tour.

Is the onboard commentary available in other languages?

Flights are narrated in English only.

Does this tour have any restrictions?

This tour has a maximum per seat weight limit of 300lbs (136kgs).

What are the accessibility policies?

For passengers who may need special assistance, please make a note of any special requests in the tickets' comment section above when booking your reservation.

Will there be bathroom breaks during the helicopter tour?

Redtail's helicopters do not contain restrooms, so please use the restrooms in the terminal prior to your scheduled departure.

What is the tipping policy?

Tips are entirely at a passenger’s discretion, however, if you received great service on your flight then Redtail's pilots will certainly appreciate a gratuity!

What's the weather policy if it rains?

You will still be able to take the Moab helicopter tour if it rains, but on the rare occasion, your flight may be canceled due to weather conditions. In those situations, they will work with you to reschedule your flight.