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Alpine Heli Tours

A true Mountain Adventure- Alpine Heli Tours provides private guided tours of the Durango and the Southern San Juan Rocky Mountains by helicopter.

Alpine Heli Tours
59 N. Skylane Dr.
Durango, CO 81303
Today's Hours: Always Open
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The Ultimate Durango Experience

While there are many guided tours, recreation opportunities, and things to do in Durango, CO, Alpine Heli Tours provides its guests with both and experience and perspective of the area that takes one's breath away. You can expect a private flight and unforgettable experience to make your visit to Durango incredible. Each flight starts at Animas Airpark and launches into one of three standard tours or the option to create a customized flight experience.

The Animas City, Mountain Lake, and Premier Mountain Tours each provide different perspectives, experiences, and price points. Customized tours allow guests to scout specific areas around Durango from a bird's eye view of the exact terrain you desire. On these tours, you'll see breathtaking mountain lakes, winding rivers, defiant mountains, and so much more. You’ll ride in comfort as all of Alpine Heli Tours’ helicopters are climate-controlled and offer limited seating so the heli isn’t jam-packed. Each Pilot is trained specifically for flight in the mountains so you can rest assured that you will have a fun and safe time with Alpine Heli Tours.

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#1 Premier Mountain Tour

The Premier Mountain Tour is the flagship experience offered by Alpine Heli Tours. After taking off from Animas Air Park, the flight path takes guests deep into the rugged southern San Juan Mountains, commonly known as the most craggy peaks in the lower 48 states. Expect breathtaking vistas of San Juan Mountains have to offer as you take in incredible views of Engineer Mountain, Spud Lake/Mountain, the Needles, and more. The descent from the high-country features a thrilling flight into the box-canyon section of the upper Animas River Valley just above the historic route of the D&SNGRR with the white-water rapids rushing just below.

#2 The Mountain Lake Tour

Southwest Colorado is known for its beautiful mountain lakes and this tour tour hits some of the best that the Durango area has to offer. Beginning at Animas Airpark, the Mountain Lake Tour heads to Lemon Lake then traverses over West Mountain descending into the Northernmost region of Vallecito Lake. This tour offers a unique perspective of the rugged Needles and Chicago Basin - looking at these mountains from the opposite side when commonly viewed from Purgatory Ski Area. 

#3 The Animas City Tour

The Animas City Tour is a great way to experience the art of flight without breaking the bank. Like their premier tours, the Animas City Tour begins at Animas Airpark only minutes from the heart of downtown Durango. While on the Animas City tour you will fly just above Lake Nighthorse, here you will have incredible views of the La Plata Mountains. You will then take an exciting descent down "Wild Cat Canyon" just over the City of Durango, then towards Turtle Lake and the remarkable red-rock cliffs that line the lower Animas River Valley. This is an incredible experience for all, and will showcase the beauty of our enchanting mountain town.

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