Havasupai Helicopters

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

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When you are looking for transportation from the trailhead Hilltop to Supai and back again throughout certain times of the year, you can count on Airwest Helicopters. When you use Havasupai helicopters, you can make your way to Havasu Falls without the need to hike 10 miles into the campground. This is great service for families with younger children or people who are staying at the Supai Lodge.

Checking In For Havasupai Helicopters

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The helicopter service goes from Hualapai Hilltop up to Supai, just 8 miles beneath the rim. They do not accept reservations, so the service is first come, first serve, with priority given to the Havasupai tribal members. In order to get a flight out of the canyon, you need to be able to arrive in the Supai landing area by 1pm. Just call to confirm that flights are running, seeing how service can be canceled for a number of reasons.

Checking in as early as possible will be helpful. Flights start at 10am an then continue until everyone has been taken care of or until it is dark.

Flying Down

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Just below the trailhead at Hilltop, the parking lot is on the canyon side. It is a broad shelf where helicopters stop to pick up any inbound guests and then drops off those that are outbound. You can check in here and then wait your turn in line.

Flying Up

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While you are in Supai, the pick up and drop off is just between the Cafe and the Tourism Office, otherwise known as the Camping Office.

Havasupai Helicopter Schedule

March 15 – October 15:

Sunday – 10am to 1pm*
Monday – 10am to 1pm*
Thursday – 10am to 1pm*
Friday – 10am to 1pm*

October 16 – March 14:

Sunday – 10am to 1pm*
Friday – 10am to 1pm*

* Any passengers will be accommodated first come, first serve. Airiest will keep flying until everyone is taken care of or it gets dark. It is always important that you arrive as early as you can so that you are able to secure a good spot in line.


The cost for flying one direction is $85 per person. Credit Card (MC, Visa, and Discover) payments are accepted as well as cash.