Grand Canyon Visitors Have New Option

Group offers a new and unique opportunity for Grand Canyon visitors By: Kelly Rosenfeld
A new tour of the Grand Canyon includes the first-ever opportunity to visit Tower Butte. // (c) 2013 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
A new tour of the Grand Canyon includes the first-ever opportunity to visit Tower Butte. // (c) 2013 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

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Starting this month, for the first time ever, The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group will take adventurers to the top of Tower Butte. With this tour, travelers will have the opportunity to literally stand atop Tower Butte, a sandstone pinnacle that rises 5,000 feet above sea level in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, near Page, Ariz.

“This is an unexplored piece of land and history,” said Robert Graff, vice president of marketing for The Papillon Group/Grand Canyon Scenic Group. “Because very few people or animals naturally traffic the area, standing atop the butte is unreal — the land is soft and unpacked. This is the must-see adventure for all outdoor enthusiasts.”

With the new Tower Butte landing, guests fly by helicopter over Antelope Canyon, the land of the Navajo Nation and Lake Powell. The helicopter then lands on Tower Butte, where guests receive an educational and interpretive experience centered on Navajo culture and the beauty of the surrounding Navajo Nation lands.

The tour lasts approximately 35 to 40 minutes, and will be offered through Nov. 15 for $245 per person, originating out of Page. Private tour packages will also be available daily from Las Vegas, starting at $5,400, and Grand Canyon National Park, starting at $3,450.

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