Located in the Mojave Desert next to the Hoover Dam Lodge, this heliport serves as the launch point for Papillon air tours of the Hoover Dam and surrounding area . Our tours have clearance to fly closer to the Hoover Dam than any other tour operator, offering an unrivaled view of the massive, concrete structure. The 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 McCarran 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).
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. 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 our cheapest tour starting at only $39.