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Best Ways to Explore the Grand Canyon

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on May 6, 2018 8:14:00 AM

The Grand Canyon is one of the most gorgeous locations in the world, so your visit should be extraordinary. There are many ways to explore this natural wonder, each allowing you to enjoy a different experience. We don’t just want you to have a memorable visit; we want you to have the experience of a lifetime. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of one-of-a-kind ways to view the Grand Canyon that will take your breath away.

Top Ways to Explore the Grand Canyon


Mule Rides

Mule Rides in Grand CanyonTo experience the Grand Canyon close-up and feel as though you’re in a Western adventure, take a mule ride into the canyon. The sure-footed animals hug the cliff edges as you’re treated to spectacular views. Mule rides often descend into the South Rim, which is the canyon’s most visited area. Be aware, though, that you and your group will need to meet the specified height and weight requirements in order to be able to ride.

Raft Tours

Spend the day floating along the Colorado River on a guided raft tour. You’ll see various wildlife, including Desert Bighorn Sheep, Great Blue Heron and more in this tranquil setting. During this exclusive experience, you’ll visit remote parts of the canyon and stop along the way to enjoy the cool waters. A raft tour is the perfect way to see exclusive locations within the canyon not visible from most aerial views. For the best of both worlds, try a Grand Canyon and Rafting Tour!

Helicopter Tours of the Grand Canyon - Maverick Helicopters

Helicopter Tours

Maverick’s helicopter tours offer unique bird’s-eye views of the canyon. On a helicopter tour, you can take in the spectacular sights as your experienced, knowledgeable pilot provides information about the location you are passing. Grand Canyon tours are available at various times of the day, combining aerial and ground exploration to give you an elite experience you’ll never forget. Some of our most famous tours are:

  • Skywalk Odyssey Tour

    During the Skywalk Odyssey Tour, you’ll fly over Lake Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and more. This tour also features a landing near the canyon’s West Rim, where you’ll be able to step out onto the famed Grand Canyon Skywalk. As the highest footbridge in the world, the Skywalk is an engineering marvel. Its glass surface extends more than 70 feet over the edge of the rim, offering breathtaking views of the canyon and the Colorado River.

  • Grand Canyon Explorer Tour

    The ultimate adventure, the Grand Canyon Explorer Tour features a 40-minute flight over the canyon’s South Rim aboard a Beechcraft 1900D airplane and ground transportation into the canyon. You’ll see and experience the Grand Canyon in an intimate way that’s exclusive to the Explorer Tour. Exquisite sights can be seen from Mather Point, a popular destination known to offer some of the best views of the canyon. You’ll also be able to explore the historic Bright Angel Lodge and enjoy a box lunch as you revel in the splendor of this famed National Park.

  • Indian Territory Tour

    This tour features a flight over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the extinct volcano, Fortification Hill. On this tour, you will also enjoy 3 different landings – in the Hualapai Indian Territory, on the West Rim and at the Grand Canyon Skywalk where you will have the option to step out onto the glass bridge to view the canyon below. This spectacular experience concludes with a flight over the Bowl of Fire and the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Grand Canyon Western Territory Sightseeing Tour

    You can do it all on the Grand Canyon Western Territory Sightseeing Tour. This tour includes a landing at the Grand Canyon Skywalk suspended over 4,000 feet above the canyon, as well as a landing at Grand Canyon West. You’ll make your way along some of the most opulent locations, including Eagle Point and Guano Point. Along the way, you will also be able to enjoy a meal as you marvel at the wonders of the Grand Canyon.

To schedule your helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, contact us at 1-888-261-4414. We’ll help you choose the tour that includes the sights you want to see as well as the special access and activities to make your trip even more special.

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