Private tour

Moab: Arches Backcountry Helicopter Flight

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Pinnacle Helicopters

Moab: Arches Backcountry Helicopter Flight

Activity provider: Pinnacle Helicopters

From US$ 149 per person

The Backcountry Arches Helicopter Tour is a private 20 or 30 minute flight into the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area where you will view remote arches and amazing red rock formations. Your private helicopter flight includes incredible views and narration.

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Duration 20 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Soar above remote arches and red rocks
  • View seven arches from above
  • Enjoy a private helicopter tour with narration
Full description
Start your day at Canyonlands Field Airport to check in for your private helicopter tour. After a safety briefing, you will board your helicopter and depart the airport for your amazing scenic tour. Shortly after departing the airport, arrive at the tall spires of Determination Towers and the expansive Gemini Bridges. Next, you will fly into the Behind the Rocks Wilderness where you will see the amazing fins and several more arches that you can only see from above. Next, head over the southern end of the Moab Valley to Castle Valley where you will view the amazing Castleton Tower. After you catch your breath, your pilot will then fly over extensive 4x4 trails where you will see jeeps galore and the Colorado River canyon. Finally, you will head back to the airport, spotting the massive Corona Arch, Jeep Arch, and Uranium Arch before you arrive back at the airport.
  • Your price includes all fees and taxes for your private flight
  • No extra fees will be charged
  • Gratuities for your pilot
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Merchandise
Not suitable for
  • People over 297 lbs (135 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Check in at the Redtail Air/Pinnacle Helicopters desk inside the main terminal building. Your private helicopter tour will depart from Canyonlands Field Airport, which is located approximately 15 miles north of Moab on HWY 191.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Scenic tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to poor weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances such as maintenance
  • All passengers will be discretely weighed during the check in process
  • Individual passenger weight cannot exceed 299 pounds (135kg) per person and 600 lbs (272 kg) for all three passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

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We had a wonderful experience in our 30-minute helicopter tour over Canyonlands. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Jon, our pilot, was very knowledgeable about the area, an excellent pilot, and friendly. I would highly recommend this experience when visiting Moab. This was a first helicopter ride for my husband and I. Our tour happened to take place on my birthday, due to reschedule because of extreme heat the day before, so the staff made it extra special with some non-alcoholic champagne before our flight - they really went the extra mile to make our experience unforgettable.

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June 19, 2022

July 23, 2022

Took my 11-year-old and he loved it. It was his first time flying and Jon did a great job flying and explaining the features around Moab and the parks. If you've only flown on planes, helicopters are completely different and a great way to experience Utah.

June 23, 2022

Product ID: 396229