Experiencing the canyon in a helicopter or a small plane provides unforgettable, if costly views. Only from the air is it really possible to obtain a sense of the canyon’s size. Typical tours depart from the Grand Canyon Airport, outside Tusayan, and showcase the Zuni Corridor, the Desert Watchtower, the Painted Desert and the North Rim’s Kaibab National Forest. Outfitters also offer flightseeing tours from Las Vegas that highlight the western Grand Canyon. For a list of outfitters, contact the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau.