For 20 years, Samantha Brown has traversed continents, experienced culture, and tasted adventure applying her…
There’s nothing like seeing the Grand Canyon by helicopter.
The Grand Canyon is one of those places I personally think every American needs to see once in their life. There are naysayers who say things like what’s the big deal? It’s just a giant hole in the ground? I know this sounds harsh, but I’m not sure I could be friends with such a person. I found it impossible to not feel moved by the visual representation of time, and to feel like a teeny, tiny insignificant speck in comparison to the universe. A little deep, but hey, I challenge you to go to this place and not get a little philosophical.
Most people simply visit the rim of the canyon. For me, I think the real view is below the rim (maybe even at Canyon Ranch, all the way at the bottom), or from waaaaay above the rim. I had the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon by helicopter and it was a much more emotional experience than I expected. I can’t really explain it; you truly get swept up in its beauty. Did my mascara run? Maybe a little bit.
Helicopter rides aren’t cheap. However, if you’re considering a splurge and will be in the area, I highly recommend it. It’s one of those travel experiences you will treasure forever– I promise! You can find helicopter operators near the canyon, as well as in Vegas. Maybe try your hand at the blackjack tables, win big and celebrate like a high roller.
Not convinced? Here’s a clip from my journey above the rim.
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