Your Las Vegas trip can be greatly enhanced when you include a Grand Canyon helicopter tour in it. The
feeling you have flying over the colorful landscape of the canyon can leave you breathless. Adding this
adventure to your Las Vegas travels makes memories that will last you a lifetime. Let's learn more about
how you can enjoy Grand Canyon helicopter tours, shall we?
The view you get from the floor of the canyon is remarkable in ways words cannot describe. However,
imagine the view you will have from the sky. You may like to reserve a tour that includes landing at both
the top and the bottom of the West Rim area of the canyon. If you go that route, there are several
popular attractions and activities you can partake in.
The most desirable is a float trip down the Colorado River. It's a spectacular adventure and will definitely
be something you'll never forget. How so? Well, consider you'll be seeing some of the oldest exposed
rock on the planet. There are also opportunities to see herds of bighorn sheep and flocks of stately
condors. No worries if you're not a naturalist. Your guide, who will most likely be a tribe member of the
Hualapai, will be happy to explain everything to you.
On top of the West Rim, there's Eagle Point and Guano Point - two areas that are noted for their
spectacular views of this protected wilderness. Most tourists choose these lookouts for taking photos
(be careful as there are no guard rails!). Many hiking opportunities are available as well for enhancing
your photo shots. The best way to discover things to do is to head to the gift shop and get directions.
Many travelers enjoy the activities at Hualapai Ranch. You and your family can look forward to a
western style horse back riding, a cook out, and other cowboy related activities. This is an especially
great adventure to think about if there are children with you. Hualapai Ranch is an awesome place, too,
if you're visiting the rim with your business colleagues.
The biggest draw at the West Rim is the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Some say it's the "peacock among the
pigeons." I think once you see it you'll understand the expression. The glass bridge is made out of glass
panels and hangs over the side of the rim. Travelers from around the world pay to access it and walk 70
feet over the edge. The experience is so highly regarded that the magazine Travel and Leisure named it
the best bridge for 2012!
The tour you choose includes knowledgeable guides for helping you to make the most of your trip also.
While making your reservations, you might consider learning about the clothing and other items you will
need while on the tour. Summer, especially, is hot so please pack a hat, sun block, sunglasses and water.
Find out if lunches and other meals are. Being prepared on your trip makes it less stressful and more
Las Vegas is the number one starting point for West Rim excursions. As such, these trips are in high
demand and it behooves you to plan ahead if you want to fly out on a particular day and time. In
addition to being a hot Vegas side-trip, the West Rim is also renowned as being the only place where
you can fly a helicopter to the bottom.