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Helicopters at Hoover Dam

Located in the Mojave Desert next to the Hoover Dam Lodge, this heliport serves as the launch point for Papillon Helicopters at Hoover Dam and the surrounding area. Our tours have clearance to fly closer to the Hoover Dam than any other tour operator, offering amazing views of the massive, concrete structure.

NOTE: The Hoover Dam Lodge heliport is temporarily closed, and we anticipate this Hoover Dam site to reopen in 2023. Our nearby Boulder City Airport location is currently operating on a normal schedule and offers a variety of Hoover Dam helicopter tours.



Hoover Dam Terminal
18000 US-93
Boulder City, NV 89005
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Hoover Dam Tours


Hoover Dam Lodge Helicopter Rides

The Hoover Dam Lodge helicopter ride heliport itself is only 3.5 miles from the Hoover Dam and just minutes away from the Colorado River, making it a great place to start your exploration of all the area has to offer. Dining options and restrooms are available in the Hoover Dam Lodge next door. 

Getting here is easy. Our heliport is located in the northeast corner of the Hoover Dam Lodge parking lot, and we offer shuttle service from the Harry Reid International Airport and most major Las Vegas hotels (you don't have to be staying at the hotel to make use of the shuttle service.)

About Helicopter Rides at Hoover Dam

Our tours offer unrivaled vantage points from the air and from the Colorado River. When it comes to sightseeing, there isn't a better way to experience this historic landmark. Beyond the Hoover Dam, we also have tours that explore nearby Lake Mead and Black Canyon. 

These areas are renowned for their rigid canyon walls and emerald coves. It's a great place to experience your first helicopter tour on a budget, with a short Hoover Dam helicopter tour for $39.

Hoover Dam Helicopter Ride FAQs

How long is a Hoover Dam helicopter tour?

Imagine taking off on an exhilarating helicopter flight that offers amazing views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. Papillon offers a variety of three quick tours at the Hoover Dam Lodge heliport. 

Each tour has its own anticipated length ranging from the 3-minute Lake View Heli Tour to the 6-minute Hoover Dam Heli Tour to the 10-minute Black Canyon Heli Tour. Enjoy in-flight headset narration describing notable points of interest and the surrounding area's history. 

Where is the Hoover Dam in relation to Las Vegas?

Hoover Dam is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas Strip on the border of Nevada and Arizona. The dam is about 94 miles west of the Grand Canyon West rim.

What's inside the Hoover Dam?

Hoover Dam is one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World" and national monuments in America. Constructed out of 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, the Hoover Dam holds back the Colorado River and provides power to three separate states, Arizona, California, and Nevada. More than one million visitors come each year to see the 726' high concrete structure. It's an inspiring sight, even more so from the air.