THINGS TO DO IN CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK
This spectacular Canyonlands airplane tour will carry you above the fantastic scenery of the northern district of Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky. Majestic 1000-foot high cliffs rise above the Colorado and Green Rivers, which border it on either side. Serpentine drainage systems are carved into the terrain below the cliffs. Upheaval Dome can be seen at its northern end; the Confluence of the two rivers form the district’s southernmost point. Then on to the Needles District, the most fanciful and colorful portion of Canyonlands. Pink and white bands can be seen in its many spires and cliffs, and it is the home of some of the most remote and famous arches of canyon country. Difficult to reach by hiking and extremely beautiful, Angel Arch and Druid Arches are the best known. Elephant Arch, Kirk Arch, Wedding Ring Arch and Castle Arch, hidden away in the backcountry, are also included. Photographic opportunities abound!
Hiking to these arches would take several multi-day permitted visits, and are beyond the physical reach of many of us. On this flight, you will see them all —jewels among the many wondrous features of this national park. And unlike hikers, you will see their magnificent surroundings with a bird’s-eye view in the vastness of this remarkable portion of our earth. A unique and very special opportunity awaits you on the Canyonlands National Park tour: the Remote Arches of Canyonlands.
What you’ll see
Island in the Sky
The Colorado and Green Rivers
The Needles in the Needles District
Wedding Ring Arch
Reviews from our guests
“We decided to ‘see’ Arches & Canyonlands from above first, then explore each on foot. Best decision ever. There were things we couldn’t get to on foot, and, seeing the vast expanse of the parks was breath – taking. Dan, our pilot, was the best. Smooth takeoff and landing, great knowledge of what we were looking at, and fun personality. Highly recommend this flight!”
Sharon and Mark H
“A friend and I took the Canyonlands and Arches tour and it was so worth it! We got amazing views and fabulous information about the area – both current and historical. The scenery was breathtaking. Also, ask for Craig to be your pilot – he was engaging, funny and super chill.”
“Amazing views of places in the parks you wouldn’t normally see otherwise. The pilot was knowledgeable, knowing what the best sights are, their names, and some places that people can’t get to without a long hike. Incredible perspectives of the Confluence between the Green and Colorado rivers, arches, canyons, and more!”
“We had James as our pilot for an 11AM flight. My wife was particularly nervous from claustrophobia and a fear of heights. But James had a very calming personality and was an excellent pilot during take-off, the whole flight, and landing. We got great views of Arches, Canyonlands, La Salle Mountains and Colorado River. Amazing experience, and would absolutely recommend.”
“My husband and I were on our way to Colorado for a wedding and had never been to Moab. Only had part of a day to see the sights. What a way to go!!! Excellent price, excellent service. Craig, our pilot, gave us the best tour of the entire area. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to go. Anyone wanting to see it all, book this trip. We will go back.”
ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS
DO WE ACTUALLY FLY OVER THE NATIONAL PARK?
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE?
All ages are welcome on our flights! Children over 24 months must sit in their own seat on the plane. Booster pillows are provided by Redtail Air. Children under the age of 12 are half price on all flights.
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
Water, a light jacket, camera, and a smile.
HOW BIG IS THE PLANE? HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT?
Up to 9 in a single plane, multiple planes for larger groups.