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a horseshoe bend helicopter tour flies over lake powell in page arizona
Starting at $288.50per/person,
starting rate with 4 person group

Private Horseshoe Bend Air Tour

Enjoy a helicopter tour over the world-famous Horseshoe Bend, reserved entirely for your party! This twist in the Colorado River is one of the most exciting landmarks in Page, AZ.

  • Departing From: Page/Antelope Canyon
  • Destination: Page/Antelope Canyon
  • Duration: Approximately 10-12 minutes
  • Product Code: ppp-1-prvt

This short helicopter tour is the perfect addition to your trip to Page, AZ. Best of all, the helicopter is reserved entirely for your party! You'll depart from the Page Municipal Airport and soar over the magnificent Southwest Desert en route to Horseshoe Bend. This near-circular curve in the Colorado River has carved a rounded canyon nearly 1000 feet deep, and you'll see it all from the sky from your helicopter seat. Enjoy aerial views of the deep blue waters of the Colorado River and the towering canyon walls surrounding it before returning to the air terminal to continue your vacation.

Your helicopter is designed for sightseeing and photography with oversized windows and forward-facing seats for the perfect view. With the aircraft reserved just for your group, this tour is perfect for a romantic moment or a memorable family excursion.

Optional Private Horseshoe Bend Air Tour Upgrades

* Upgrade options are available for selection during checkout

Add Tower Butte Landing

Papillon is the only helicopter operator permitted by the Navajo Nation to land on the over 5,000-foot tall Tower Butte. From the top of Tower Butte, you’ll experience an incredible 360-degree panoramic view of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and many other sights of the American Southwest.

Red helicopter flying over Glen Canyon Dam.

Private Horseshoe Bend Air Tour FAQs

What is Horseshoe Bend, and where is it located?

Horseshoe Bend, located just a few miles outside Page, Arizona, is part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This is perhaps the most iconic bend in the entire 1,450-mile route of the Colorado River – quite a statement considering the West’s great river flows through seven states and 11 national parks and monuments.

Here, the nation’s sixth largest river, which has carved through the West’s rocky topography for the past 5 million years, curves at perfect three-quarters of a circle around a sandstone peninsula, creating a 270º horseshoe-shaped bend that is 1,000 feet deep and visible from a cliff that's accessible via a short 0.6-mile hiking trail. However, you also can see it from the sky aboard a Papillon helicopter tour!

What type of helicopter is flown during the Horseshoe Bend Air Tour?

Horseshoe Bend Air Tour guests will fly aboard the EcoStar EC-130 helicopter. These are the most state-of-the-art, comfortable, and environmentally friendly helicopters available for the aerial tourism industry. The EC-130 helicopters feature huge windows with a nearly 180-degree field of view, forward-facing stadium-raised seating, and noise-canceling headsets.

What is the flight duration for the Horseshoe Bend Air Tour?

The Horseshoe Bend Air Tour departs from the Page, Arizona airport and is approximately 10-12 minutes, depending on the weather and air traffic. Guests fly at a minimum of 500 feet above various landmarks.

Please note: this is an air tour only, and guests do not land at Horseshoe Bend.