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World's Coolest Helicopter Rides

Grand Canyon, AZ

Courtesy of Papilon

Grand Canyon, AZ

You’ve peered into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim, you’ve traipsed down its vertiginous sides on a mule, you’ve even gingerly ventured out onto the cantilevered glass Grand Canyon Skywalk. But you haven’t truly appreciated “one of the great sights which every American should see” (as Theodore Roosevelt put it) until you’ve buzzed over in a helicopter.

The Ride: A Grand Kingdom tour from the South Rim with Papillon Helicopter Tours takes in the forested North Rim, the dramatic Dragon Corridor, and the Little Colorado Confluence—regarded as a sacred place by the Hopi Indians.

$258 per person for 45–50 minutes.

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