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Moab: Canyonlands National Park Airplane Tour

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Redtail Air Adventures

Moab: Canyonlands National Park Airplane Tour

Activity provider: Redtail Air Adventures

From US$ 219 per person

Explore all three districts of Canyonland's National Park: Upheaval Dome where mighty Colorado meets the Green River; Needles District of colorful spiral rock formations; and legendary Arches District tucked away in the backcountry.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Fly across the difficult to reach arches of the Canyonlands National Park
  • Take in the views of Upheaval Dome, Needles District, and Rivers District
  • Gain exclusive access to the far corners of this beautiful national park
Full description
This spectacular flight will carry you above the fantastic scenery of the northern district of the Canyonlands National Park, known as the Island in the Sky. Majestic 1,000-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, continue to Needles District, the most fanciful and colorful portions of Canyonlands. Pink and white bands can be seen in its many spires and cliffs. 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 landmarks in Canyonlands. Elephant Arch, Kirk Arch, Wedding Ring Arch, and Castle Arch, hidden away in the backcountry, are also included in this one-of-a-kind scenic flight tour.  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. Unlike hikers, you will see their magnificent surroundings from a bird’s-eye view, in the vastness of this remarkable portion of this gorgeous earth. A unique and very special opportunity awaits you on this exclusive flight through the remote arches of Canyonlands.
Includes
  • Pilot guide
  • Headset
  • Window seat for each passenger
  • Pickup or drop-off service
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • We reserve the right to cancel or modify the flight at any time and if this occurs, you will receive notification
  • There is a minimum number of people of 2 for the tour to operate
  • If you make a booking for 1 person, your flight may be canceled or modified
  • Car seats are not permitted in the aircraft so children under 2 years old may sit on the lap of their parent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Probably the best way to see Canyonlands National Park. Since there are very few roads in the park. Dan the pilot is not only a superb pilot (both me wife and I are pilots) but also very knowledgeable about the area and points out the various features of the park. The airplane we used is really suitable for sightseeing. Large windows and a low cruising speed allows lingering over the park. The only negative would be the lack of leg room. If the plane has lots of empty seats on the flight I would ask if I could sit in the first row aft of the door because of the increased legroom. That request might be denied by the pilot because of weight and balance issues but I would ask. All in all a great experience. I would love to go again.

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October 29, 2022

It was a great experience and Chris, our pilot, explained and showed us a lot. You can see these vast national parks in all their glory in a perfect light. With Chris you also have a great pilot who knows his stuff very well and steers his plane safely. He responds to requests and is a real sympathizer. Highly Recommended!

July 20, 2022

October 28, 2021

Product ID: 220221