North Canyon Tour

North Canyon Tour Route Map

The North Canyon Tour departs from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport at the South Rim. This Helicopter Tour will take you over to the North Rim and back. Departs from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Papillon Terminal – Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour time for check-in and orientation.
Tour Length:  Approximately 20-25 minutes

What's Included?

  • Bench-style seating and large windows for viewing
  • Flight schedule that offers tours approximately every half-hour during the day
  • Flight from South Rim, over the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with views of the Colorado River including some of the rapids
  • Return to the South Rim heliport via the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon
  • The North Canyon Helicopter Tour is flown in a Bell Helicopter.
    (The Bell Helicopter has been the industry standard for helicopter tours for many years. 
    Up to six passengers and the pilot can be seated in one helicopter.)


  • Flight Duration: Approximately 25-30 minutes
  • Check-In: Arrive at the terminal 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in.
  • Departure: Board a helicopter and depart the terminal for amazing views of the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Helicopter Views: Enjoy this narrated tour over the North and South Rims and see Dragon Corridor – the most photographed region. Look down at the Colorado River nearly one mile below.
  • Return: Return to the terminal after witnessing Grand Canyon National Park from above and capturing the incredible scenery.

What to Bring:

  • Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.
  • Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
  • Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
  • Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
  • Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.
  • Wear sensible shoes. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.

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