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Old 10-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours


Wife and I are flying out to Arizona to visit friends over Christmas.
Does anyone have feed back on the helicopter tours to the Canyon?
Is any one tour operator better than another?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!
What are sites NOT to miss?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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How many days do you have? I don't have any scoop on one helicopter tour vs another, but from Phoenix you probably want to drive up and catch one at the Grand Canyon airport. If you do that, don't miss the side trip to Sedona on the way up or back. You can make a nice loop out of Flagstaff by taking 180 to the Canyon, then 64 along the rim, then 89 back into Flag.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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Did an airplane tour outta Vegas. Was ok but was overcast that day so the colors were washed out
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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went to a ranch called the Bar 10 that has a airstrip that folks fly into then ride quads down to a overlook.. seemed the plane took a cool route..

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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I was just there on Monday. Spectacular! I was in the truck with family. Next time will be on a bike.

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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Thumb Maverick Helicopters

+1 for Mavericks. Founded by a Vietnam Helicopter PIlot who flew with the 175th Assault Helicopter Co.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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We took one from Grand Canyon airport, by far the best way to see the canyon even though they are limited to certain flight paths and altitudes.
If you fly with them out of Vegas they can go outside the Nat'l Park boundary and actually land in the canyon, also they can take you to the Skywalk on the North Rim instead of driving the long ass dirt road to get to it.
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