Grand Canyon Tour via Maverick Helicopters

From Maverick With Love...

Posted by MikeE

The flight is nearly as smooth as any airline I've been on and the huge windows surrounding you not only provide incredible views, but also make getting motion sickness nearly impossible. I didn't feel one bit of nausea - quite a statement considering that I can't even sit in the back seat of a car for more than a few moments.

We flew over and above Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas, and circled Hoover Dam. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

Maverick Helicopter Tour Hoover Dam

After only about 45 minutes and several other small sights, we ascended over the final cliff where the Grand Canyon revealed itself. Absolutely incredible. I had to remember to breathe (hardy-har-h'ARIA).

Superlatives aside, I truly caught myself with my mouth wide open. I've driven most the paved roads along the Pacific Ocean from California and north into Whistler. I've stood in a boat near the base of Niagara Falls. I've seen natural beauty and nothing compares to the majesty of this place.

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Classic report. That's the second funniest photo from Mike E's trip.

Counting the days until the case of giveaway coffee mugs with the first funniest photo arrives!

If you thought that was pretty, you should go visit Grand Canyon National Park some time. Grand Canyon West (the part you saw) isn't NEAR as beautiful. And be glad you flew into the area. The road to GCW is an unforgiving 14 miles of unpaved, ungraded road after you've already driven 90 miles from Vegas over Hoover Dam.

Whoa, Mike E was on a helicopter with the dude from Air Supply!

Enjoyed the report, I flew on a prop to the canyon and then descended on a helicopter, which was good and well worth it to see the canyon from a helicopter. Until you are there it's hard to describe the scale, as your photo had issues with and you do start to appreciate how that's captured in good photography. I will respectfully disagree though, the canyon was nice, but Niagara Falls still provides a bigger wow factor for me. Perhaps it's my geography, but everytime I see the falls I can just stare at them for hours.

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