Kaibab National Forest

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Kaibab National Forest: Our most recommended tours and activities

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

1. From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar above the Kaibab National Forest for amazing views of the Marble Canyon and Point Imperial. Watch in awe as the South Rim gradually drops away, providing one of the most memorable views of the entire canyon. Climb above the North Rim, and experience the fabulous bird's-eye views before heading through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest part. See in the distance the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Native Americans. Your journey then follows the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River, back over the Kaibab National Forest, and on to Tusayan. Relax as you take in the views from a state-of-the-art ECO-Star Helicopter with individual leather seats, wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

2. Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an aerial tour complete with commentary in multiple languages that is bound to captivate you. Your flight leaves from the Grand Canyon national park terminal and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. Once onboard your plane, sit back and get ready to enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery this natural wonder has to offer. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially designed oversized windows. This Grand discovery tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

3. Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canyon National Park with skip-the-gate tickets. Witness breathtaking sunset views, venture down forest paths on a 4x4, and travel to the Canyon's edge with your experienced guide. Start your tour hassle-free with skip-the-gate admission that allows you to bypass the usual long lines. With your guide and driver, venture off-road down historic stagecoach trails through the Kaibab Forest in search of elk, deer, and turkey en route to the Canyon’s edge. Once you arrive, witness one of the world’s most magnificent vistas – sunset at the Grand Canyon. Follow your local guide as they lead you to viewpoints along the Canyon’s edge while describing geologic formations, inner canyon trails, and the Colorado River. Your tour will culminate in the best spot to catch the sunset from the spectacular Grandview Point where the fading sunlight turns the Canyon into a kaleidoscope of colors.

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What people are saying about Kaibab National Forest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 545 reviews

an absolutely amazing experience. Our pilot (think it was Mike) put us at ease straightaway. went through the safety briefing smoothly and showed us how to put the seat harness, headphones and life belt on correctly. it was a fairly windy morning but we only felt a few bumps - nothing to worry about. He pointed out points of interest and we had the whole flight to take photos/videos. Our photos were taken before boarding but there was no pressure sell at the end to buy. we would absolutely recommend Maverick Helicopters. Loved the whole experience.

We had a great flight!! The plane was as expected and the we had great views of the canyon! We would totally go again! My husband and I both got a little motion sick towards the end- but noting that ruined our day. It was cool to see the canyon from that vantage point and hear all about it through our headphones!! 10/10 would recommend!!!

The excursion exceeded my expectations! Sally, the lady who checked us in was so awesome! Very pleasant and knowledgeable. The pilots were extremely kind and approachable. Tour was amazing! If you’re thinking of booking this excursion, don’t think twice, BOOK IT IMMEDIATELY! You won’t be disappointed! Enjoy!

A little windy out the morning we took off but the pilot was very professional and put us at ease. He was very knowledgeable about the park and flew us to various landmarks in the canyon.

This was an amazing tour and experience. We went to the North Rim in the canyon. I highly recommend this tour!!