Grand Canyon Tour via Maverick Helicopters

From Maverick With Love...

Posted by MikeE

The helicopter ascended half way down the canyon where we passed the Sky Walk and a few other sights before landing with the four other choppers touring that day at the base of the canyon in the Hualapai territory. Here we were given a light snack of crackers and cheese, vegetables, champagne, water, and sodas. The beauty of the flight and surrounding area encourages conversation with your fellow passengers and pilot.

Maverick Helicopter Tour Grand Canyon

Here's a shot from the canyon's base. It doesn't look very high, but we're 3500 feet below the tip of the canyon. To put things in perspective, you could stack nearly ten Bellagios on top of one another from where I was standing.

After about 50 minutes on the ground (where we quietly shared sentiments with other passengers regarding the ladies of the night along on the tour with us), it was time to head back.

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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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