See the Colorado River from the Air
Run the Colorado River By Air!
Depart Canyonlands field and fly the Colorado River down the west side of Canyonlands National Park and get a bird’s eye view of the famous Cataract Canyon rapids. Then on to beautiful Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge National Monument. After flying the length of Lake Powell, view the iconic Horseshoe Bend downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, then land at Marble Canyon at the head of the Grand Canyon. After lunch at the Marble Canyon Cafe, walk to the Navajo Bridge and see the rare California Condors in their only nesting grounds outside of California.
Back in the air, we fly over the spectacular Monument Valley area located in the Navajo reservation, over Natural Bridges National Monument, and then up the east side of Canyonlands National Park before landing back at Canyonlands field.
What you’ll see
Canyonlands National Park
The Confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers
Cataract Canyon Rapids
Hole in the Rock
Glen Canyon Dam
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bears Ears National Monument
Dead Horse Point State Park
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
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
Water, a light jacket, camera, and a smile.
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.
HOW BIG IS THE PLANE? HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT?
Up to 9 in a single plane, multiple planes for larger groups.