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Soar into adventure aboard a Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour with Papillon

West Rim Helicopter Tours

Soar into adventure on a world-class helicopter tour of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Papillon helicopter tours offer the exclusive opportunity to not only soar over the West Rim, but enjoy champagne and a light picnic on a private plateau of the canyon floor, stand on the edge of the West Rim, walk along the glass-bottomed Skywalk, or pair your West Rim helicopter tour with a peaceful boat cruise along the Colorado River.

Read on to discover your ideal West Rim helicopter tour.


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GCW Helicopter Landing

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour lands on the very bottom of the West Rim, where you can explore and take photos of the colossal canyon walls above you and the raging Colorado River.

A helicopter provides transportation from the rim at Grand Canyon West down to the riverside boat dock.

Over the Edge Helicopter & Boat with Park Entry

Experience aerial views of the West Rim aboard a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, then land on the very bottom and explore between the canyon walls on a Colorado River boat ride!

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West Rim Helicopter Tour FAQs

How much is a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim?

  • It depends. The price of each Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour is based on multiple factors.

    • The length of your tour
    • The helicopter's departure location
    • Whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades during the tour

    Seem complicated? Don't worry. The cost of each helicopter tour is conveniently located next to each individual tour listing. And with Papillon, the rate we quote online is the rate you'll pay. No guesswork required.

Which helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim is the best?

Can I access the Grand Canyon floor at the West Rim?

  • Absolutely! Visitors wishing to experience the canyon floor can do so most conveniently at the West Rim. The West Rim is the only region of the Grand Canyon that allows helicopter landings on the very bottom. Daily helicopter tours operating at the West Rim transport passengers to the canyon floor near the bank of the Colorado River.

Is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour safe?

  • Safety is our top priority. We are proud to fly the most advanced tour helicopters available and are fully certified by the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). From our management team to our flight crew and ground support staff, our entire team is dedicated to ensuring a safe and memorable experience during each Grand Canyon helicopter tour.

    When flying with a TOPS-certified carrier like Papillon, guests can be assured that they are touring with some of the safest and most highly trained professionals in the industry.

Can you visit the Grand Canyon West Rim for free?

  • If you are not booking a tour through Papillon, the minimum price to visit the West Rim is $47.74 per person.

    With Papillon's world-class Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tours, you'll receive a pass to the West Rim. Plus you'll get to experience once-in-a-lifetime views during your tour. That's a price you just can't beat!

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Viewpoints at the Grand Canyon West Rim

If you are looking to see the Grand Canyon but want to avoid the crowds that flock to the Grand Canyon South Rim, turn your trip into an exploration of the West Rim! Situated in the Hualapai Nation, this area of the canyon features magnificent, naturally-sculpted rock formations and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Discover the magic of the land cherished and revered by the Hualapai people for centuries: the Grand Canyon West. Read on to discover some of the Grand Canyon West Rim's unique viewing experiences.

Hualapai Ranch

Before a day of exploring in the sun, go back in time to the Old West at Hualapai Ranch. The cowboy town features beautiful American Southwest gifts and souvenirs, as well as activities like lasso-making, quick draw lessons, wagon rides, and Wild West entertainment like music, dancing, and even a gunfight!

Guano Point

After seeing the canyon from the air, make the short shuttle ride to Guano Point, where you can experience a complete 360-degree view of the canyon walls. If you're up to the challenge, you can climb to the top of the point for an even higher view. If you need a break from your adventure, Guano Point also features a fantastic cafe offering authentic barbecue dishes.

Eagle Point

Undoubtedly the must-see part of the West Rim is Eagle Point - a naturally carved section of canyon wall that bears a striking resemblance to a massive eagle spreading its wings in flight. This breathtaking rock formation is considered sacred by the Hualapai Natives, and is an integral sight in your Grand Canyon West experience. Fortunately, this rim features the most fantastic opportunity to see Eagle Point - The Skywalk Bridge.

No matter what type of experience you're looking for, be it historical, thrill seeking, or just plain sightseeing, you are sure to find it at the Grand Canyon West. Call us today and let us help you plan the most amazing adventure.