Grand Canyon Discovery Helicopter Tour from Grand Canyon West, AZ

Maverick Helicopters5001 E Diamond Bar RdPeach Springs, AZ 86434
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Departing from Grand Canyon West Rim, explore the Grand Canyon from an ECO-Star helicopter with panoramic views of the Hualapai Tribe’s sacred lands and the canyon’s magnificent rock formations. Descend 3,500 feet for a 20-minute landing above the Colorado River. The experience requires a Grand Canyon West admission ticket for park entry (additional fee).

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  • An exclusive landing flight departing from Grand Canyon West. Total duration is approximately 40 minutes.
  • Experience magnificent aerial views as you fly over the Grand Canyon, and descend 3,500 feet below the rim to explore and capture one-of-a-kind photos.
  • Flight time is about 10 minutes each way aboard a premier ECO-star helicopter, with a 20-minute landing above the Colorado River.
  • Max weight for each passenger is 300lbs.
  • This experience requires the purchase of a Grand Canyon West general admission ticket (starting at $49) for entry into the park.
  • Children 2 and older are required to have their own seats and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All passengers age 18 and older must have a valid photo ID 18; children under the age of 2 must have proof of age (passport or birth certificate) to ride on a lap.
  • There are no restrooms at the bottom of the Grand Canyon during the landing, so make sure to use one before the flight.


from Grand Canyon Discovery Tour from Grand Canyon West
Take a journey through the Grand Canyon on this exclusive landing flight departing from Grand Canyon West. Experience spectacular bird’s-eye views of lands sacred to the Hualapai Tribe aboard a luxury helicopter featuring leather theater-style seating and wrap-around glass for outstanding visibility.

Fly through the canyon and experience the time-forged rock formations and stunning coloration as the Grand Canyon walls surround. Descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim, where you will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from above the Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon Discovery Tour departs from Grand Canyon West Airport and lasts approximately 40 minutes, including a 20-minute landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canyon Discovery Tour from Grand Canyon West

How far is Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas?

Grand Canyon West is approximately 125 miles away or 2.5 hours from Las Vegas.

How far from South Rim to West Rim Grand Canyon?

South Rim is about 3.5 hours away from West Rim by car.

What type of aircraft does Maverick Helicopters fly?

Maverick Helicopters exclusively flies EC130 & H130 ECO-Star helicopters. In addition to experienced pilots, Maverick is equipped with the most extensive and youngest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters—designed and engineered for comfort and viewing features.

Are there restrooms when we land at the Grand Canyon?

Unfortunately, there are no restrooms at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Is the helicopter tour recommended for children? Can my child sit on my lap?

Yes, the helicopter tour is fun for all ages! But minor passengers must be accompanied by adults. Children 2 years old and above are required to have their own seat, while children under 2 can only be considered a lap child with proof of age—passport or birth certificate.

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum weight limit per person is 300lbs, and 1,240lbs for total passenger weight on the helicopter. Please note that guests over the weight limit will need to purchase two seats, and inaccurately stated body weights may be canceled without a refund.

Are pregnant women allowed to board the helicopter?

Yes, pregnant guests fly with Maverick Helicopters often. However, it is always recommended to check with your doctor before booking.

What do I need to bring?

Guests over the age of 18 must bring a valid photo ID. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.

Can I bring a beverage on the flight?

Guests are allowed to bring bottled water on the flight. All other beverages will not be allowed in the helicopter.

Can I use my cellphone during the flight?

Yes, but use it only for taking photos and videos—calls, messaging, and data use are prohibited on the helicopter. Set your mobile phone on airplane mode or turn it off before boarding. Please note that flash photography is not allowed.

Can I take pictures of the aircraft?

Yes, you can take pictures of the aircraft after landing, but not on the airport ramp.