Helicopter Tour

Backcountry Arches Tour

Book Your Tour

$269 per person

30 minutes

Daily every 30 minutes starting at 8:30am

BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR

  • 1-hour tour for up to 9 people in one aircraft
  • Can accommodate groups of up to 36 in multiple aircrafts
  • Contact us to customize your experience!
aerial view of geological hole from a helicopter tour
aerial views of potash from a helicopter tour
river in a canyon
backcountry arches in moab
2 passengers in a helicopter looking over canyonlands national park
River in a canyon
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-3-min
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-2-min
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-4
Backcountry-Arches-Helictoper-Tour-Gallery-3-min
Canyonlands-Edge-Helicopter-Tour-4
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-1
previous arrow
next arrow
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-3-min
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-2-min
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-4
Backcountry-Arches-Helictoper-Tour-Gallery-3-min
Canyonlands-Edge-Helicopter-Tour-4
Backcountry-Arches-extended-gallery-1
previous arrow
next arrow

Book Your Tour

$269 per person

30 minutes

Daily every 30 minutes starting at 8:30am

BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR

  • 1-hour tour for up to 9 people in one aircraft
  • Can accommodate groups of up to 36 in multiple aircrafts
  • Contact us to customize your experience!

Tour Details

A longer version of our 20-minute Corona Arch Canyon Run, this experience has more time to explore closer to the edge of Canyonlands National Park for jaw-dropping views of the Island in The Sky District and Dead Horse Point. This tour is perfect for couples and small groups that are short on time but want to take advantage of all the sweeping views of the Moab canyon country as they fly near Determination Towers, Monitor and Merrimac Butte, Gemini Bridges, multiple arches and much more.

PRICE

$269
per person

Duration

  • 30-minute tour departing daily at 8:30 am

Location

  • Canyonlands Regional Airport
  • 94 W Aviation Way
  • Free parking in front of the main terminal

Ages

  • All ages are welcome on our flights!
  • Children over 24 months must sit in their own seat on the plane
  • Child booster pillows are provided by Redtail Air

Highlights

  • See amazing landscape views of the Colorado River and the Moab Canyon Country!
  • Hear interesting stories, local history and geological facts from your friendly pilot
  • Experience a perspective of Moab from the air that you will never forget!

What’s included

  • Window seat for everyone
  • Live narration during the tour
  • Headsets to clearly hear the narration
  • Complimentary water inside the terminal

What to Bring

  • Water, a light jacket, a camera, and a smile!

Other Considerations

  • Gratuities
  • Food & snacks, available for purchase in the terminal
  • There is no bathroom on the plane, though facilities are available before and after your tour
  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to tour departure time

Cancellation Policy

  • Passengers are required to request cancellation at least 24 hours in advance of their tour to receive a full refund. Cancellations inside 24 hours are not eligible to have their fares refunded.

Tickets

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Email & Mobile Tickets Accepted

Important Tip To Land Your Ideal Tour Time

We do accept walk-up participants, and our tours and rentals regularly sell out. To secure your preferred choice and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible.

Tour Overview

3 people in front of a black helicopter ready for a helicopter tour of moab and canyonlands

EMBARK ON A SHORTER TOUR THAT WILL FLY YOU OVER THE BEST OF MOAB CANYON COUNTRY

At 30 minutes, this Moab helicopter tour is packed with astounding scenery from the moment you lift off the ground. Your expert pilot will efficiently navigate over gorgeous Moab terrain and grant you direct views of several famous sights around the Moab backcountry, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. 

As you hover over the canyons and along the edge of the National Park, your pilot will point out many towers, plateaus, arches and bridges that would take days to find by foot. 

aerial view of moab valley and canyonlands

ENJOY A CLOSE LOOK AT STUNNING RED ROCKS FROM A HELICOPTER'S PERSPECTIVE

Every moment you’re in the air, you will enjoy unobstructed 180-degree views of stunning remote vistas and glide along the edge of Canyonlands National Park for boundless perspectives of the Colorado River, vast canyons and more remote arches. 

Our helicopters have enormous curved windows, making them ideal for capturing photos of each famous red rock area. Your pilot will identify every notable feature and ensure you spend enough time hovering near each site for guests to snap the perfect photo and take in the desert beauty.

2 passengers in a helicopter looking over backcountry arches in moab and canyonlands

GET A PANORAMIC VIEW OF SOME BEAUTIFUL AND REMOTE ARCHES HIDDEN IN MOAB CANYON COUNTRY

Ogle at expansive vistas while you search for iconic rock features hidden in the scenery. Your expert pilot will point out Determination Towers, Monitor and Merrimac Butte, Gemini Bridges, Corona Arch, Jeep Arch, and Uranium Arch as you glide along the edge of the park.

Approaching the edge of Canyonlands National Park, you’ll see unobstructed views of Island in the Sky District and Dead Horse Point. With this extended tour, you can also include Pritchett Arch, Halls Bridge and Funnel Arch on your list of indescribable Southeastern Utah rock formations.

redtail air helicopter pilot and guests in front of a helicopter N744TT

ENGAGING GUIDES, EXPERT PILOTS AND LIFETIME MOAB ENTHUSIASTS

Every guest will wear special headphones, allowing you and your pilot to interact as you soar over canyonlands and plateaus. Your pilot will share stories of the land and ensure you understand the historical and geological importance of every arch, natural bridge, and tower you encounter on this tour. 

From reaching the edge of Canyonlands National Park to enjoying hard-to-reach iconic Moab scenery, you will experience endless unforgettable moments only possible when you take to the skies.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Book With Confidence

SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

We follow all FAA guidelines and restrictions on all our air tour operations.  Safety is our number one priority for our guests and team members.

THE LOWEST PRICE. PERIOD.

Book directly on flyredtail.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We’ll refund the difference!

FREE CANCELLATIONS

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, and that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.

GREAT TOUR GUARANTEE

If you don’t have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a voucher for a future flight.

Why Redtail Air

Redtail Air specializes in scenic air tours of Moab, Utah. See backcountry arches, deep canyons, isolated buttes, and much more. From the air, you will enjoy the sights that very few have seen—gaining a greater appreciation for the incredible beauty of this unique area, including the iconic Delicate Arch and the world’s longest natural arch, Landscape Arch. Whether on a national park scenic airplane tour, flying over iconic arches on a scenic helicopter tour, or returning from a whitewater adventure on a river airplane shuttle through Cataract Canyon, opportunities for spectacular photography abound.

ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS

DO WE ACTUALLY FLY OVER THE NATIONAL PARK?

Helicopters are not permitted to fly directly over the national parks. BUT you will see Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and even Monument Valley from unforgettable vantage points.

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 fly for 25% off the 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

A Brand You Can Trust

trip advisor traveler's choice award badge 2022

Related Tours

$189
per person
20 minutes
  • Every 30 minutes
departure

Corona Arch Canyon Run

Embark on an intimate, up-close look at some of the most magnificent arches in the Southern Utah backcountry, all in a 20-minute helicopter tour!
    
$489
per person
60 minutes
  • Every 60 minutes
departure

The Grand Tour

Our most comprehensive scenic flight! See the edge of Canyonlands National Park, Castle Valley, Dead Horse Point and much more.
    
$189
per person
30 minutes
  • 11 am
departure

Arches Tour

Enjoy breathtaking views of iconic landmarks, like Delicate Arch, Elephant Butte, Fiery Furnace, Devils Garden Area, Navajo Arch, and more!