Summer Update: Our signature “Doors Off” scenic helicopter flights are back. Must be 21 or older. Experience Bend’s most thrilling air tours with the doors off today!

This is a “must do” helicopter flight on your next vacation to Bend, Sisters or Sunriver Resort. With stunning Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our pilots will take you and your friends on a unique journey to our very own rimrock Grand Canyons and beyond. Over the past 300,000 years the Crooked River has carved deep canyons into the volcanic bedrock outside of Bend, it is here we will introduce you to a host of unique locations including the world famous Smith Rock State Park.

One of Smith Rocks most photographed and admired locations is Monkey Face a magnificent 350 foot spire that is the centerpiece of Smith Rock State Park. When viewed from the south, the top of the pillar resembles the face of a Monkey complete with a mouth, nose, and eyes. From your vantage point circling high above Smith Rocks unique geologic formation, shear face walls and jagged peaks you’ll understand why this has become a global destination for rock climbers.

Flying above the summit you’ll be treated to a beautiful line of the Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. Enjoy an unprecedented 360 tour of this world class State Park and amazing rock formation before heading back through the deep river canyons to Bend.

The last four hours of light in the day reveal the most stunning rock color formations, for photographers this is the best time to visit this world class location.

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Trip Overview

DURATION
1 Hour (60 minutes)
Tour Style
Scenic Helicopter Tours
PRIVATE FLIGHT
329 per person save 197 @ 3

What's Included

Amazing aerial views of Bend, Oregon, Mt Bachelor, Broken Top, and the Three Sisters. We’ll spend some quality time with Smith Rocks amazing geologic formations before heading home through the deep cut Crooked River Gorge.

Save an additional $197 by booking all three seats on this flight, Bend’s best scenic flight value!

Private helicopter tour designed for comfort and sightseeing. Personal communication headsets so you can chat with each other in the air.

Complimentary signature “Doors Off” flights by request. Must be 21 or older. Please request at time of booking.

Bend Local's Tip

Best time for these flights if you are a photographer are at sunrise and four hours to sunset.

Big Mountain Heli Tours is the place for people who collect memories, not stuff – give the gift of a helicopter tour or fixed wing charter flight this year with one click. Helicopter tours are gifts that last a lifetime, email yours today!

May we suggest drinks after your flight at The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin? When not enjoying all that Bend has to offer outdoors this cozy and exquisitely crafted cocktail bar has any post activity beverage you may desire, enjoy!

What To Bring

Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification. Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible

Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles is strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft

Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of September through June and winter clothing should be worn from October to April

Testimonials

“Thank you ever so much for making the Drake/Coco wedding rehearsal a big event by putting smiles on everyone’s faces as they were all still talking about how exciting it was the next day. The helicopter tours were over the top and your pilot and ground assistant was great. Your teams generosity of stretching your air time to take everyone up was greatly appreciated.”


BEST surprise gift ever! As Bend locals we host family and friends all summer long so when we received a one hour scenic helicopter flight via email as a “thank you,” we didn’t know what to expect. The Cascades mountains (Broken Top and Mt Bachelor) were covered in deep snow and seeing Dillon and Tumalo falls from the air was a real treat! We cannot wait to fly in a helicopter again!


My wife and I flew the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour this year after the first snow storm dumped white powder all over the mountains. Even though it was December 2nd, the day was clear. At times it felt like we could touch Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top. We flew with Colby, truly an amazing chopper pilot. I highly recommend him as well as all the staff at Big Mountain Heli Tours. They are quite professional. This tour was outstanding, it is a must do. I can write many things about the flight but it is an adventure to be experienced and not read. Next time in Bend, take the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour and you will be pleasantly thinking about it weeks later.


Big Mountain Heli Tours offers a number of different helicopter and fixed wing tours all around Central Oregon. They can also plan a custom tour for you as well. We asked them to modify our flight so we could fly over Pronghorn resort and they did. The staff is extremely friendly, professional, and courteous, with seemingly a ton of knowledge of both the area and the aircraft you fly in.  This is a great way to spend a sunny day if you are in town, or live in town and want a different view of the area. We’re glad we got to experience Bend like this!


My husband and I flew with friends visiting from Sisters and fulfilled a long standing wish to see our area from the air. The weather was beautiful! We booked the 1-hour scenic helicopter flight, and were able to fly over our homes in Sisters, then over the Cascades to the beautiful lakes on the backside. Beautiful waterfalls, Deschutes River, Pilot Butte, lava fields. It was amazing! Our pilot Shawn was very good, very accommodating. We’ll do it again with visitors to our area.


I received this scenic flight as a present and enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour with Jordon as my pilot. Getting to see the snowcapped Cascades from the air is thrilling. I want to go again & again. Jordon was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a joy to fly with him. If we were any closer to Mt. Bachelor & the Three Sisters I would have made a snowman. As a local Bendite I thought I had seen it all. Now I have!


I am really glad I did this scenic flight. It was very exciting. My helicopter pilot was experienced and pointed out many things as we flew over Crooked River and Prineville, around Smith Rock, over to the mountains North, Middle and South Sister, Broken Top, over Tumalo Falls, Lava Falls, Bend and back to the airport. I don’t think I would have been as happy with the shorter helicopter tours under an hour. My goal was to see Central Oregon and get pictures, not just go for a ride in a helicopter. Pictures turned out great because of the clear skies!