If you want more excitement and more memories to take home from your Vegas vacation, here's a sure bet. Heli USA's tour of the Grand Canyon has drawn more raves from more people than any of its competitors. When your pilots are trained by Nigel Turner, Heli USA's owner and an ex-captain in the British Army's helicopter wing, they're as buttoned up and disciplined as it gets ... with zero tolerance for mistakes. That makes for a relaxed, laid-back flight to the Grand Canyon.
Get ready to fly below the rim of the Canyon, past towering stone spires and colorful canyon walls a mile deep, scooped out and formed by nature's mightiest earth mover, the Colorado River. Words fail the grandeur that surrounds you, so BRING YOUR CAMERA!
After that awesome experience, most companies fly you straight back to Vegas. Heli USA, however, gives you a choice ... fly back after the tour, or spend an afternoon, or overnight, at nearby Grand Canyon Ranch. Owned by Turner, who developed a love for the American West as a young lad in England, Grand Canyon Ranch is the real McCoy. An authentic, 165 square mile ranch right out of a John Wayne movie. Where cowboys display their calf roping skills, brand Corriente cattle, and take you on a Buffalo Safari to see Nigel's pride and joy, his herd of buffalo, which just added two new calves. End an unforgettable day on a guided horseback ride that ends on a summit at sunset, quaffing a glass of champagne.
For reservations aboard the premiere helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon, see heliusa.com. For more information about Arizona's Grand Canyon Ranch and all its attractions, including its western entertainment and overnight accommodations, see grandcanyonranch.com. Call Toll Free 1-800-359-8727. In Las Vegas, call 702-736-8787.
You came to Vegas for the action. But don't even think of leaving without taking one of Heli USA's famed jetcopter flights to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, America's most awesome natural wonder, just 50 minutes away.
The most experienced helicopter pilots in the business will fly you below the rim of the Canyon and over the Colorado River, which, over 17 million years ago, began carving out the shape of the Grand Canyon as you see it today. It's a humbling experience to fly though the heart of the Canyon, surrounded by ochre canyon walls a mile deep and 122 miles long, and cruising past massive stone stalactites that seem to reach for the heavens. Unforgettable? Words cannot describe the majesty of the Grand Canyon, so BRING YOUR CAMERA!
But unlike other tour companies, your flight over the Grand Canyon doesn't have to end with your return to Vegas. Only Heli USA offers you an afternoon or overnight stay at another nearby natural attraction: the historic Grand Canyon Ranch.
Owned by Heli USA's president & CEO, Nigel Turner, this 195,000 acre working cattle ranch welcomes you with true western hospitality. Nigel's vision was to restore one of the Old West's original cattle ranches to the way it was over 100 years ago, with a history right out of a Louie L'Amour novel. And he succeeded beautifully, this Englishman who grew up with a passion for the American West.
The Hole In The Wall Gang actually hid out here in the late 1800's, and the old Mormon Trail runs through the property. Tap Duncan, a feared gunslinger and the Ranch's second owner, eventually expanded Grand Canyon Ranch to over a million acres, and ran 2,000 head of cattle on it. That was in 1904. Today, Nigel offers many attractions to enjoy, each capturing the authentic flavor of the Old West.
Watch cowboys display their incredible roping skills. Take a guided horseback ride over the majestic high country, past Corriente cattle branded with the Heli USA logo. Go on our Buffalo Safari, where you'll get a close-up look at this country's most famous icon, the American Bison -- it's the only herd of buffalo being raised on a private ranch in Arizona. Enjoy real, western-style cooking in our ranch house, and, at night around a roaring campfire, be serenaded by Casey Adams, the Ranch's official western balladeer. As you retire to your pine cabin with all the comforts, it could easily be the perfect ending to a perfect vacation.
For reservations, visit heliusa.com, or call Toll Free1-800-359-8727. In Las Vegas, 702-736-8787. For more information on the historic Grand Canyon Ranch Resort, we're at grandcanyonranch.com.