For the first time in history, beginning Thursday, March 7, 2013, adventurers will have the opportunity to literally stand atop Tower Butte, the incredible sandstone pinnacle that rises 5,000 feet above sea level, located in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park near Page, Ariz. The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group will offer this new experience through Nov. 15, 2013. The tour duration is approximately 35 to 40 minutes, priced at $245 per person for guests originating out of Page.
“This is an unexplored piece of land and history. Because man and very few animals naturally traffic the area, standing atop the butte is unreal – the land is soft and unpacked. This is the must-see adventure for all outdoor enthusiasts,” says Robert Graff, vice president of marketing, The Papillon Group/Grand Canyon Scenic Group.
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Tour packages with private 9-passenger Cessna Caravan aircraft will be available daily from Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park. From Las Vegas, prices will be starting from $5,400 per aircraft and from Grand Canyon at $3,450.
With Lake Powell located on the border of Arizona and Utah, the majestic wonder is the ideal landscape to peer upon, once at the top of Tower Butte. The butte, which is defined as an isolated monument, rising abruptly above the surrounding land, changes colors throughout the day depending upon how the sun shines upon it. For years, visitors to the Lake Powell area have looked upon Tower Butte in awe and now they can finally travel to the top.
With The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group’s new Tower Butte landing, guests fly by helicopter eastward over Antelope Canyon, the land of the Navajo Nation and then finally, Lake Powell. Once they reach Tower Butte, the helicopter lands. There, guests receive an educational and interpretive experience about Navajo culture and the beauty of the surrounding lands of the Navajo Nation.
The creation of this tour has been years in the making. The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group and ABEARCO, a premier Navajo owned company, worked closely with Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation to make this a reality.
“We are excited ABEARCO selected The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group as both companies share a common focus in providing visitors a spectacular experience and the commitment to support the Navajo Nation’s tourism and economic development goals here at Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park,” says Geri Hongeva, media representative, Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation.
The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group echoes enthusiasm for the partnership. “For the first time, Tower Butte can easily be accessed via our gateway destinations: Page, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon,” says Irit Langness, vice president of sales, The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group. “We can’t wait for visitors from around the world to experience this adventure.”