Nestled into the Kaibab Forest at an elevation of 6500 ft, lies the town of Tusayan. Located just minutes from the national park entrance, Tusayan is the true gateway to the Grand Canyon. This small but friendly community is home to Grand Canyon Airport, to which many privately chartered planes bring park guests. Helicopter and airplane tours of Grand Canyon are operated from here as well. The area is also home to some of the best hotels and lodging in the Grand Canyon area. Private tours, the IMAX theater and other entertainment, and both fine and casual dining are all available. Silver Spur Tour’s custom Sprinter vans are the premier touring option for VIPs coming in on private aircraft.