View the mountains, gorges, and cities of Colorado like never before on a helicopter tour. Here are five places to fly over scenic landscapes in Colorado.
1. Colorado Vertical Helicopter Tours – Cañon City
See all the historic sights of the Pikes Peak region from above. Tours with Colorado Vertical include flights over Pikes Peak, Big Horn Sheep Canyon, Royal Gorge, and Cripple Creek. The helicopter is a Robinson R66 that seats up to five people. The helicopter’s high power is perfect for flying in Colorado’s mountains.
Photo Courtesy: Visit Colorado Springs.
2. Gateway Canyons Air Tours – Gateway
Gateway Canyons Air Tours offers unmatched views of western Colorado’s canyons, arches, and red rock formations. Scenic flights include Palisade, historic mining areas, mesa tops, five canyons, and more.
Photo Credit: RondaKimbrow (iStock).
3. Zephyr Helicopter Company – Steamboat Springs
The 1-hour tour with Zephyr Helicopter Company takes riders over Steamboat Springs, above the ski area, and over Fish Creek Falls. Mountainous views from the flight include those of Zirkel Wilderness, Hahn’s Peak, Never Summer range, and more.
Photo Credit: Don Miller
4. Alpine Heli Tours – Durango
Stunning mountain lakes, massive rock walls, and the towering peaks of the San Juan range all come into aerial view during a helicopter tour with Alpine Heli Tours in Durango.
Photo Credit: Jacob Boomsma (iStock).
5. Telluride Helitrax – Telluride
Amazing views of jagged peaks, the ski resort, and beyond the Ophir Needles are seen from the Telluride Helitrax tour.
Photo Credit: amedved (iStock).
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Photo Credit: Evan Schubarth, Royal Gorge Route Railroad.
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.