Colorado has tons of unique views due to it's land formations and climate zones. Colorado can be divided into three climatic regions that largely reflect differences in elevation and proximity to the major mountain ranges: the eastern plains, the Colorado Piedmont, and the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau in the west. Colorado’s natural landscape ranges from the flat grass-covered eastern plains to the majestic mountain in the west. What better way to experience the unique topography of Colorado than by helicopter? Here are some of the most popular helicopter tour companies in the state.
Popular Helicopter Tours in Colorado
One of the most popular helicopter tour venues around is Colorado Vertical Helicopter Tours in Cañon City. They focus on historic sights of Pikes Peak and the surrounding region. Tours with Colorado Vertical include flights over Pikes Peak, Big Horn Sheep Canyon, Royal Gorge, and Cripple Creek. The helicopter is a Robinson R66 that seats up to five people, so bring some friends along for an adventure. The Robinson's increased power capacity is the safest option for flying in Colorado’s mountains. Also, if you're in the Cañon City area, check out the Royal Gorge Bridge. The bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet above the Arkansas River.
Another popular helicopter tour venue in Colorado is the Zephyr Helicopter Company in Steamboat Springs. Zephyr Helicopter Company takes adventurers over Steamboat Springs, above the ski area, and over Fish Creek Falls. You will be able to see the Zirkel Wilderness, Hahn’s Peak, Never Summer range, and other great views. Also, Steamboat Springs is a great place to visit when you're not in the air. Steamboat Springs offers excellent skiing opportunities and has been the locale of world-class skiing competitions, including competitions for the 1989 and 1990 Alpine Skiing World Cup. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has brought forth many successful skiers, and the Steamboat Ski Resort attracts a large number of visiting snow aficionados.