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Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Choose between a 10- or 20-minute helicopter flight and enjoy the scenic views of the beautiful canyon country of southwestern Utah. This is a great way to see southwestern Utah in a short amount of time. On your flight, you will see some of the world’s most incredible scenery within minutes of the heliport tour facility. Large parts of this region are set aside as national and state parks, monuments, and protected reserves. Zion National Park is the best known of these locations, but it's just one of the many natural landmarks in the region. Take in beautiful views of the Virgin River valley and enjoy panoramic West Temple views. You'll also see the Crater Hill Volcano located within the park.

Zion National Park and Canaan Cliffs: Helicopter Tour

2. Zion National Park and Canaan Cliffs: Helicopter Tour

See the spectacular kaleidoscope of colors open before you on this unparalleled helicopter ride. Enjoy 25-30 minutes in the air, and see magnificent views of West Zion, Kolob Canyons, and Smith Mesa. Snap photos while getting an overhead view of the breathtaking Canaan Mountain Wilderness area. Your experienced pilot will provide insights and history of the park and surrounding landscape. Learn about the geology that formed the dark red rock fingers of Zion’s Kolob Canyons and the Red Butte Mountain Range. Soar north between Smith Mesa and Zion National Park. After circling Red Butte Mountain, you will enjoy world-famous views of West Zion. Depart from our private heliport located close to the town of Springdale and the main National Park entrance. Following a brief check-in process, your pilot will escort you to your helicopter where your adventure will begin.

Zion National Park, Canaan Cliffs: Extended Helicopter Tour

3. Zion National Park, Canaan Cliffs: Extended Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a premier helicopter adventure to see mesmerizing aerial views over all of Zion National Park. See nearly every angle of Zion, including an extra loop through the exceptional Canaan Mountain Wilderness. Depart from our private heliport, where you will begin your adventure after a brief check-in process. Soar over the incredible Zion National Park, taking in views of some of the most beautiful rock formations in the world. Learn about the geology of the dark red rock fingers of Zion’s Kolob Canyons and the Red Butte Mountain Range. Choose the butte landing option to enjoy the use of picnic tables or a short hike in the area. Snap stunning photos of Zion and Southern Utah while you explore. The helicopter will remain on the butte for 30 minutes before continuing your Zion tour. Zion National Park boasts a kaleidoscope of colors and shares unparalleled views from above. Enjoy this incomparable premier helicopter experience.

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Zion National Park’s striking beauty, known for drawing in visitors from all over the world. Discover unique mesas, mountains, cliffs, and canyons on a self-driving tour with an audio guide. Your adventure begins in La Verkin and heads up through the famous Zion Canyon and East Zion with optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. Stop along the way at inspiring overlooks, abandoned ghost towns, and slot canyons. Improvise as you see fit, stopping to explore hiking trays and taking advantage of countless photo opportunities. Your itinerary is customizable, but it may include: • Grafton Ghost Town • Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing • Zion’s Scenic Drive • Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch • Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion drive • Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace

Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon Helicopter Tour

5. Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon Helicopter Tour

Take in breathtaking views of two of the most iconic national parks in the United States, all on one flight. Depart towards the east climbing over Gooseberry Mesa towards the Gateway to Zion and then follow the colossal Canaan Mountain Range to meet up with the east fork of the Virgin River. Continue over the white walls of the Barracks and white cliffs. Approach the giant Paunsagunt Plateau just before reaching the southern cliffs of Bryce Canyon. Once in Bryce Canyon your tour will follow the border of the park with stunning views of Bryce Canyon. After viewing stunning terrain just south of Bryce Canyon, fly west towards East Zion and the north fork to the deep creek wilderness area. The last leg of this beautiful scenic tour follows the northern border of Zion to the Kolob Canyon’s area of the park heading home along the west border of Zion National Park.

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What people are saying about Virgin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

This was the most incredible experience, regardless of whether you’re a first time traveler to Zion or have been many times prior. The entire crew/staff were amazingly patient with my many (many!) questions and did everything in their power to make sure I felt fully safe and comfortable. Andy, our pilot was also amazing. He explained everything we were seeing from outside the windows and again, was very reassuring (I was terrified!). I would 10000% recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Zion and the surrounding areas from an entirely different vantage point! Thank you SO MUCH again!!! Xoxo

Top notch, very professional staff. Several of our party were nervous about flying in a helicopter but were made to feel at ease. The pilot was awesome, and we had an awesome experience.

We had see Zion by Sports car, motorcycle, and truck but by helicopter from above was truly awesome. The pilot was skilled and courteous. It was a most memorable experience!

Amazing vistas, Oliver is an experienced pilot. Henry worked very hard to make sure that our trip was rebooked after being cancelled due to unfavorable conditions.

We both loved our helicopter flight, but by far the best part was landing up on the butte. It was beautiful, fun and relaxing. Highly recommended!