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Canyonlands at Sunset From a Cloud's Perspective

Canyonlands Sunset Scenic Flight Airplane Tours

To see Canyonlands National Park at sunset is truly spectacular! Make certain you have your camera ready, as the warm and golden light in the minutes before the sun dips below the horizon is great for picture-taking. After the sun disappears below the horizon, the twilight sky and the beautiful landscape begin to light up with vivid reds and oranges that make sunsets so striking in Canyonlands! A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you must experience.

The flight will take you over the northern district scenery of Canyonlands National Park, better known as Island in the Sky. You’ll see 1,000-foot high cliffs along the Colorado and Green Rivers. You’ll look down at Upheaval Dome, Angel Arch, Wedding Ring Arch, and other popular hidden backcountry arches that are not easily accessible to hikers. This sunset national parks tour will also take you through the Needles District of Canyonlands, the most colorful area with pink and white bands wrapping along the spires and cliffs.

Our Canyonlands National Park sunset tour is a must for all photography buffs and offers once-in-a-lifetime views from the air of the remote backcountry of Canyonlands.

Total Duration
includes runway time
Minimum Age
2 & under free
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"Air Guides"

The "Air Guide" pilots at Redtail will give you more than a round trip shuttle, they will make you laugh, inspire you with stories, and point out the very best views the landscape can offer - and that's a lot! You'll have made a new friend, and when you come back to Moab again someday, they will be waiting by their plane to show you something new.

Comprehensive Overview

Canyonlands National Park remains largely untouched by man-made access routes. What would require days on foot or even 4x4 vehicle to explore, you can visit all four districts in about an hour's time. Appreciating the splendor and grandeur of a place is as much about getting a good top level understanding of it by air as well as dwelling amidst their walls for a time.

Always a Window Seat

Window seats are inevitable in these smaller planes, and that is not only good, it is spectacular! Can you imagine a landscape better suited to getting a bird's eye view? And what a view it is!

Canyonlands National Park Air Tours Reviews

Rated 4.9 stars out of 5665 Total Reviews

Take This Flight!

Rose - Maine
Take my advice: do this Canyonlands flight! It was awesome, with so much more variety than Grand Canyon. Our pilot, Gene, was brilliant, and so passionate about the area. Loads of info on what we were seeing, and pointed out special photo opportunities.

Our Pilot Was Superb

Glen T. - Arkansas
​We went on the 1 Hour Scenic Flight over Canyonlands National Park. The gate person and Mike, the pilot, were superb. Mike’s knowledge of Canyonlands and his flying ability were fantastic. The air was so smooth the day we flew and the take off and landing were flawless. My wife and I would never be able physically to make the hikes into these three beautiful areas to see what we saw on the 1 hour flight.


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