Family vacations that include driving long hours and walking to and from different places can be fun for some of the members of your family. However, in places like Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, the overhead views of the scenery and wildlife can be amazing, so it’s always best to see these parks from a helicopter tour.
For starters, being in a helicopter is breathtaking and thrilling. It will also give you a unique view of both of the parks that other tourists just don’t get to see. The following are some great sites to look for during helicopter tours in Montana.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous parks in the nation, and everywhere you look there’s a beautiful site to see. A trip to the park is not complete without seeing Old Faithful erupt. Imagine seeing the eruption build and build until it’s fully erupted into the sky! You’d be able to see every single stage of the phenomenon. Old Faithful erupts every 91 minutes, more often than any other geyser in the park, so make sure you schedule your air time wisely.
The best place to see the wildlife of Yellowstone is Hayden Valley. Here you’ll be able to see the herds of bison, elk and maybe even a grizzly bear. You’ll also see ducks, geese and pelicans. Viewing this valley from up above will give you the opportunity to see how much wildlife occupies Yellowstone. In addition, the lakes in Hayden Valley are covered with glacial till, some with a thin layer of ice that sparkles in the sun!
Grand Teton National Park
Although Grand Teton isn’t as well known as Yellowstone, it has extremely gorgeous scenery that will look even more picturesque from above in a helicopter. A must-see at Grand Teton is Colter Bay. The bay lies next to one of the youngest mountain ranges in the Rocky Mountains. From above, you’ll be able to see the top of the mountains as well as visitors swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and even horseback riding in this beautiful scenery.
Oxford Bend is also very picturesque (quite literally, as it’s one of the most photographed places in the entire park). You’ll be able to see the reflection of Mount Moran in the Snake River from up above. Oxford Bend is also a great place to see a wide variety of wildlife, from moose, otters, black bears and even grizzly bears. If you take a tour in a helicopter, your tour guide will be able to point all the wildlife out to you.
If you have a chance to fly over Jenny Lake, definitely do so. You’ll see lots of people hiking, but you’ll also get to see a 180-foot pure-white waterfall called Hidden Falls from up above.
All of these sites, along with many more, will be available to see in a whole new way during helicopter tours in Montana. To schedule a helicopter tour and make your next trip to Montana unforgettable, visit Rocky Mountain Rotors today.