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3 Tips for Camping at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Jan 24, 2017 2:35:00 PM

People from every corner of the world travel to the Grand Canyon. Its impressive vistas and stunning flora and fauna make it one of the most magnificent attractions in the country. One of the ways to experience this allure is by camping. The region boasts beautiful campsites, where you can appreciate the evening sounds and capture the dazzling canyon colors that only happen at sunset and sunrise. But to enjoy the best, you'll want to first check out these three tips for camping at the Grand Canyon:

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Natural Wonders Near the Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Jan 19, 2017 10:15:00 AM

The Grand Canyon has definitely earned its distinction as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, but it’s not the only sight worth seeing in the area. If you’re planning a visit to the Grand Canyon and want to see additional natural wonders, there are several nearby that are also spectacular destinations.

In addition to the Grand Canyon, these sites are also well worth your time:

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How to Make the Most Out of a Short Grand Canyon Trip

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Jan 3, 2017 6:15:00 PM

One of the words most often used to describe the Grand Canyon is 'overwhelming.' We certainly agree. The sheer scale and intricate curves, depths and colors of this fantastic geological wonder can render just about anyone speechless. It can also make deciding how to optimize a short trip overwhelming in and of itself. Too many visitors only drive around the South Rim, take a photo or two and drive away. With a park so vast, we understand it's nearly impossible to experience all of it during a half-day or day trip.

That's why we'll help you craft a plan. Consider the following tips and ideas for getting the most out of even the shortest Grand Canyon adventure:

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Wind Dancer Tour Review

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Dec 18, 2016 6:45:00 PM

There’s no better way to view the magnificence of the Grand Canyon than by helicopter. Our popular Wind Dancer tour not only offers breathtaking panoramic views from above, but our expert pilots also land in Hualapai Indian Territory, allowing guests to explore the beauty hidden below the canyon rim.

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Grand Canyon: Fact or Fiction

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Oct 20, 2016 6:30:00 PM

With its awe-inspiring views, winding Colorado River and plethora of recreational opportunities, it's easy to see why the Grand Canyon is one of the most visited natural wonders in the world. But how well do you really know this National Park? Here's a look at some of the Grand Canyon's interesting facts and the truths behind prevailing misconceptions:

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Colors of the Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Oct 6, 2016 7:15:00 PM

Painter Thomas Moran said, "Its beautiful tints were beyond the reach of human art." And it’s true – only nature could give birth to such beauty. Erosion caused by winds, rains and the amazing power of the Colorado River created the gorgeous views and exposed the magnificent caves of the Grand Canyon people love to visit today. Most who come use the terms "stupendous", "incredible" and "breathtaking" to describe it, but no single word truly captures this natural world wonder. For many, the canyon’s most stunning feature is the ever-changing colors as light plays off the rocks and clouds. The shifts are endless and the sunrises, sunsets and dramatic storms add otherworldly dimensions to the landscape.

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Historic Sites of Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Sep 6, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Of course, the biggest draw of the Grand Canyon is the geological wonder itself. However, the historic sites around the region make for an interesting vacation in their own right. From ancient Native American settlements to early 20th century mule stables, these Grand Canyon landmarks are sure to catch your eye and will make for a great vacation photo slideshow.

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Review: Canyon Dream Air and Land Tour

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Aug 9, 2016 6:30:00 PM

You've seen pictures of the Grand Canyon since grade school, but the descriptor hasn't been invented to convey the overwhelming majesty awaiting as you gaze at this geological wonder – the result of millions of years of erosion along the Colorado River.

While there are hundreds of places to stop and take pictures and shoot video of the Grand Canyon, there is absolutely no better way to absorb the full 18-mile-wide expanse than to soar above it during Maverick's Canyon Dream Air and Land tour.

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Exciting Lodging at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Jul 30, 2016 5:30:00 PM

A day trip to the Grand Canyon is more than feasible, but with so much canyon to explore, many visitors to the natural wonder elect to spend a night or two nearby. From campsites to resorts, there are lodging options to suit every need. We round up some favorite places to stay around the Grand Canyon that we know you’ll just love.

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Colors & Canyons Tour Review

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on Jul 5, 2016 6:00:00 PM

A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon is the ideal way to see this spectacular landmark, since it offers unparalleled views and creates a memory to last a lifetime.

Maverick Helicopters' Colors & Canyons Tour departs from the Scottsdale and Phoenix area in style, with stops and sights along the way and on the return trip.

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