Royal Gorge Helitours has been in operation since 1989. We are located at Brown's Fort Heliport near the Royal Gorge. From 1989 to 1991, Royal Gorge Helitours was operated by various pilots and operators. In 1991, it was purchased by Mike Pond. Mr. Pond was a Vietnam veteran who flew Cobras in the US Army. He also had an extensive civilian aviation background in almost every helicopter job known to man.
Mr. Pond flew his legendary helicopter adventures until he retired in 2011. In 2011, Colorado Vertical Adventures took over operations. We are a small, family owned business, employing 2 pilots and several ground crew. We have been in operation since the fall of 2006, and we have an extensive background in other facets of the aviation industry. We are still known for legendary helicopter adventures as well as scenic Pikes Peak tours. Come take a ride with us, we look forward to flying with you!