Grand Discovery Air Tour

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Duration: 40-45 minutes
  • Aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, Painted Desert, Zuni Corridor, and Imperial Point; Grand Canyon’s highest spire.
  • Additional flight time over the North Rim, Kaibab National Forest, and Kaibab Plateau
  • Flight time is approximately 40 - 50 minutes

On October 3, 1927 a Stinson Detroiter took off from a small rural airport near the Grand Canyon. Our Grand Discovery Tour, and indeed Grand Canyon Airplane tours themselves, were invented by Grand Canyon Airlines on that day. Since then GCA has flown over a million passengers on the Grand Discovery tour and shown them the famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon. This tour is perfect for those wanting to see the vastness of the Canyon without draining their pocket book.

With hourly departures from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, you’ll head for the eastern part of Grand Canyon, cross over the Canyon at Zuni Point Pass, placing both the Painted Desert and the Navajo Indian Reservation on display just to the east along the Colorado River. The tour then changes course to fly over the north rim showing guests the Kaibab Plateau and Kaibab National Forest.

Grand Discovery Tour Map Grand Canyon Airlines