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
On 5th September, a sunny, blue sky morning, we took this flight as an optional trip on our Riviera holiday. Everything about it was excellent. Derek, our pilot in the 4-seater plane was helpful, friendly, professional and very informative with his running commentary. Our headsets were 2-way, so we were able to ask questions as we were flying over the amazing labyrinth of red, white & pink canyons spread out below us. Stunning scenery from start to finish and a most memorable experience. Can recommend.
We had a thrilling adventure flying over the Canyonlands. Not being hikers, we got to see areas of the parks that we would not have had a chance to see from just driving on the scenic roads. Most of the 80-minute flight was in Canyonlands and included the Maze. Our pilot, Desi, was wonderful about pointing out many geologic features, such as several arches, and flying around them so that everyone got to see them. The plane was very comfortable and equipped with head sets. We easily booked our tour at the Moab Airport and were able to make a reservation for early the next day which fit perfectly into our schedule. It was well worth the money spent and a great way to see more of these beautiful parks.
THIS IS A MUST!!! A little pricey but this was our HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!! a stunning morning with the best pilot (Desi) who told us so much about this massive, surprisingly diverse and unimaginable terrain. The next day we drove through Dead Horse State Park and everything is put into perspective. This amazing land in the United States. Take the time to visit, and treat yourself to this smooth birds eye view of our Canyonlands National Park.
ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS
DO WE ACTUALLY FLY OVER THE NATIONAL PARK?
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE?
All Ages. If a car seat is needed you must purchase a seat.
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.