Sedona has a rich, ancient history well beyond the bustling downtown area. See spires, mesas and deep secluded canyons that form the rugged landscape surrounding Sedona ... More info ›
Sedona has a rich, ancient history well beyond the bustling downtown area. See spires, mesas and deep secluded canyons that form the rugged landscape surrounding Sedona. Explore these canyons and 700 year old cliff dwellings from the air without even leaving a footprint. Duration 20–25 min.
Of all the magical adventures to embark on in Sedona, a helicopter flight over the Anasazi cliff dwellings is one for the books. This 20 minute aerial tour takes you over the 700 year-old structure, which was home to the Anasazi peoples from around 1250 to 1300 AD. After 1300, they mysteriously disappeared but their homes, carved deep into the stone walls, remain as a haunting monument to the once thriving community. Be awed as your helicopter swoops close to the dwellings and keep your camera handy to capture all the fascinating details.
Enjoy the helicopter tour in the Sedona desert. Soar toward Devil’s Bridge, a natural rock formation connecting two towering cliffs. Continue to Secret Canyon and observe the famous hiking trails from above. Spot all the wildlife as you ascend onto the Mogollon Rim. Move through Boynton Canyon and approach the dwellings. Be amazed at the entire ancient town carved into the cliff side. Then we head back to the start point.
The desert heat and heavy foot traffic can often detract from a ground-level exploration of this site. By seeing it all from a helicopter, you’ll enjoy crowd-free, unobstructed views without breaking a sweat.