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GCW Helicopter Landing

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour offers stunning views of the West Rim as you descend into the canyon and land at the bank of the Colorado River. Before returning to the Grand Canyon West Airport, you will have time to take photos and explore. General entry into Grand Canyon West is not included but can be added along with other options to enhance the experience.

  • Departing From: Grand Canyon West
  • Destination: Grand Canyon West
  • Duration: Approximately 30 minutes from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off
  • Product Code: pww-3

The West Rim offers unique exploring options, and this exciting Grand Canyon helicopter tour takes full advantage of these opportunities. The West Rim is the only area of the Grand Canyon that allows helicopter landings on the very bottom, a tour that Papillon has since made famous. Surrounded by unparalleled beauty, you will descend into the canyon onto a private plateau next to the Colorado River.

The scenery from your landing spot is stunning; don't forget to bring your camera to capture the perfect backdrop of your exciting Grand Canyon adventure. After exploring the canyon floor, you will return to the surface by helicopter. If you have purchased park entry, you will continue the journey at the rim with a hop-on-hop-off shuttle. Lookout points include Eagle Point, home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk - a 70-foot horseshoe-shaped glass-bottom bridge extending from the canyon. Eagle Point is named after the gigantic eagle-shaped rock formation that can be seen at this location. You can also visit Guano Point, a natural rock peninsula with 360-degree views of the canyon.

Optional GCW Helicopter Landing Upgrades

* Upgrade options are available for selection during checkout

Add Skywalk

Add entrance to the Grand Canyon Skywalk and experience a unique vantage point standing on the glass bridge over the canyon.

People standing on the glass bottom Skywalk Bridge over looking Grand Canyon landscape.

Add Meal

Include the entrance admission and a meal wristband for a quick lunch stop at one of the eateries at Grand Canyon West. Meal voucher excludes the Grand Canyon West restaurants.

People sitting at Grand Canyon West picnic tables eating lunch and enjoying the scenic view.

Add Meal & Skywalk

Purchase the entrance admission, a Grand Canyon Skywalk ticket and meal wristband, which offers a grab-and-go meal at various eating establishments at Grand Canyon West. The meal voucher excludes the Grand Canyon West restaurants.

The entrance of the building that leads to the Skywalk Bridge.

GCW Helicopter Landing FAQs

Why should you choose Papillon for your Grand Canyon Helicopter tour?

Papillon was founded in 1965 and is the world's most experienced and longest-running sightseeing company, flying nearly a quarter million passengers each year on daily tours around Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and beyond. Our mission is to provide the safest and most unforgettable aerial sightseeing experiences and adventures to the most beautiful destinations in the American Southwest. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is honored to share the beauty of the American Southwest with you.

What is the Grand Canyon Skywalk?

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, also known as the Grand Canyon glass bridge, offers fantastic views 4,000 feet into the canyon from a 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass structure that turns one of the world’s seven natural wonders into a thrilling, must-see experience.

Where is the Grand Canyon West Rim located, and what are the highlights when visiting this part of the Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon West Rim is a 2-hour drive or 35-45 minute flight from Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon West Rim is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe. This region is the home of breathtaking lookout points such as Eagle Point and Guano Point, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and an authentic Native American Village. The West Rim is the only part of the park where you can land on the bottom of the Grand Canyon aboard a Papillon helicopter or enjoy a pontoon raft tour on the Colorado River.

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A group of people enjoying a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River.

Over the Edge Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour & Boat with West Rim Entry

  • Destination: Grand Canyon West
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour
  • Features: Land at the Bottom | Helicopter | Boat
Starting at $349.00Per Person