Sunset Canyonlands National Park Scenic Airplane Tour from Moab, UT

Redtail Air Adventures94 W Aviation WayMoab, UT 84532
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Experience a spectacular Canyonlands sunset as you fly over the Needles District spires and cliffs, Upheaval Dome and other backcountry arches of Island in the Sky, the Spanish Valley, and Castle Valley to see Castleton Tower. Watch the landscape light up with vivid reds and oranges that make sunsets so striking on this Canyonlands National Park tour.

up to 1 hrs 2 to 9 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Moab Travel Experts
  • Enjoy this scenic air tour of the Canyonlands.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1 hour. Arrive 20 minutes before departure time.
  • Maximum of 9 people per ride.
  • Suitable for all ages. Booster pillows are provided for children ages 2+ who need their own seats.
  • Includes headsets and live commentary onboard (English only).
  • If prone to motion sickness, anti-nausea medication is advised.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Redtail Air is the only air carrier with permits to fly directly over Arches and Canyonlands National Parks!


from Sunset Canyonlands National Park Scenic Airplane Tour
To see Canyonlands National Park at sunset is truly spectacular! Make sure your camera is ready, as the warm and golden light in the minutes before the sun dips below the horizon is great for picture-taking. After the sun disappears below the horizon, the twilight sky and the beautiful landscape begin to light up with vivid reds and oranges that make sunsets so striking in Canyonlands! This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you must experience.

The tour flight will take you over the northern district scenery of Canyonlands National Park, better known as Island in the Sky. You’ll see 1,000-foot-high cliffs along the Colorado and Green Rivers. You’ll look down at Upheaval Dome, Angel Arch, Wedding Arch, and other famous hidden backcountry arches that are not easily accessible to hikers. This sunset national parks tour will also take you through the Needles District of Canyonlands, the most colorful area with pink and white bands wrapping along the spires and cliffs.

This new Canyonlands National Park sunset tour is a must for all photography buffs, as it offers once-in-a-lifetime views from the air of the remote backcountry of Canyonlands.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Canyonlands National Park Scenic Airplane Tour

Where does this Canyonlands sunset tour depart?

From Canyonlands Field Airport, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Moab. Check in at the Redtail Aviation counter at 94 W Aviation Way, Moab, UT 84532.

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately one hour.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Is this tour age-appropriate?

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

What if I get sick on the flight?

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

Do we actually fly over Canyonlands National Park?

Yes! This scenic air tour will fly over Canyonlands National Park and will include sights such as the park's Needles District, northern district known as Island in the Sky, the Colorado River, Green River, Upheaval Dome and more.

Are pets allowed on this flight?

Sorry, per FAA regulations, pets are not allowed on the plane. Service animals are permitted 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 running late. If you are running late, please call Redtail Air at the number on your e-ticket.

Can we bring alcohol?

No, alcohol is not allowed on any of Redtail's aircraft.

How many people can fit on the airplane?

This is a small plane tour. The minimum number of passengers on a flight is two, and the maximum is 9 people per aircraft.

Is the onboard commentary available in other languages?

Redtail Air welcomes all ethnicities on their flights. However, Redtail's guided flights are narrated in English only.

Can this tour accommodate persons with disabilities?

For passengers needing special assistance, please note any special requests in the tickets' comment section above when booking your reservation.

Can I go on this tour if I'm pregnant?

Yes, women who are expecting are welcome to this scenic flight.

Will there be bathroom breaks?

Redtail's airplanes 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 excellent 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 tour if it rains, but on rare occasions, your flight may be canceled due to weather conditions. In those situations, they will work with you to reschedule your flight.