Activities Flightseeing

See Denali from above...Even land on a glacier!

Flightseeing is one of the best ways to view the rugged beauty of Alaska. Our highly qualified partner flightseeing companies, K2 Aviation and Talkeetna Air Taxi, are ready to show you the best of Denali National Park.

Minutes after leaving Talkeetna, you enter a world of high mountain peaks and glacier-filled valleys. Listen while your pilot describes the natural wonders of this national gem. See the Sheldon Amphitheater and the world's deepest gorge. Experience stepping out to breathe in that fresh mountain air when you choose a flight with a glacier landing!


K2 Aviation 

DENALI Experience TOUR WITH OR WITHOUT GLACIER LANDING

This magnificent flightseeing tour of Denali takes you within six miles of  Denali's summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to see how the last ice age has shaped the land. Moments later, you enter a world of rugged high mountain peaks and wide glacier filled valleys. Listen as your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge (the world's deepest - almost 2 miles from top to bottom). 1 Hour, 30 minutes with glacier landing, 1 hour without. 

DENALI fLYER TOUR WITH OR WITHOUT GLACIER LANDING

Extend your flightseeing of Denali and fly to the remote western end of Denali National Park. Explore the south side of Denali (20,320 feet), Mt. Foraker (17,400 feet) and Mt. Hunter (14,573 feet). Fly over the winding Kahiltna Glacier, the longest glacier in Denali National Park (45 miles long and 3 miles wide), and on to the climber's Base Camp located at 7,200 feet on the southeast fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. Spot for climbers as they traverse the glacier and make their way to the West Buttress (the most popular climbing route) on Denali's flank. 1 hour, 45 minutes with glacier landing, 1 hour, 15 minutes without. 

Denali Grand TOUR WITH OR WITHOUT GLACIER LANDING

You will talk about this tour of Denali and Denali National Park forever! This flight will take you completely around Denali. Begin with the Denali Flyer route and see the south side of Denali, including the Kahiltna Glacier, Denali's famous west buttress, Sheldon Amphitheater, Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge. Then fly across the divide to see Denali's incredible Wickersham Wall, a 14,000-foot continuous rise of rock and ice. Passengers claim this flight is the highlight of their entire Alaska experience. Dress warmly and in layers. 2 hours with glacier landing, 1 hour, 30 minutes without. 

DENALI CLIMBER/SUMMIT TOUR WITHOUT GLACIER LANDING

The most complete and exciting tour of Mt. McKinley is the McKinley Climber & Summit Tour. Your multi-engine, oxygen-equipped aircraft will climb to nearly 20,000 feet for a dramatic view of Denali's summit and an amazing view of Denali National Park. Feel the excitement only a few mountaineers have experienced: the view from the top of North America's highest peak! 1 hour, 15 minutes. 


Talkeetna Air Taxi

MOUTAIN VOYAGER TOUR with or without glacier landing

Fly over the longest glacier in Denali National Park, the forty-five mile long Kahiltna glacier, to see where climbers begin their ascent of Denali.

As you approach the climber base camp, you will fly between Denali's two sister peaks: Mt. Hunter at 14,500' and Mt. Foraker at 17,400'. The famed West Buttress will be in full view, and you may see climbers who have come from all over the world to challenge the mountains of the Alaska Range. 1 hour, 30 minutes with glacier landing, 1 hour without

SOUTHSIDE EXPLORER WITH OR WITHOUT GLACIER LANDING

You'll fly over the lush Susitna Valley and enter the ice age world of the Alaska Range.

See Denali and the Ruth Gorge: the Ruth Gorge, filled with a 4,000 foot thick river of ice, is the deepest trench in North America. Experience the Don Sheldon amphitheater surrounded by granite peaks and cascading icefalls. 

Your pilot narrates the tour, pointing out wildlife and geological interests. 1 hour, 30 minutes with glacier landing, 1 hour without. 

Grand Denali flight with or without glacier landing

This tour covers more of Denali National Park than any tour available. You will circle Denali and traverse the Alaska Range twice.

There is no better way to view the remote regions of the park. See active gold mines, Kahiltna base camp where the climbers begin their ascent, and the Wickersham Wall of Denali, the steepest continual vertical relief in the world. Enjoy a wildlife tour on the way back to historic Talkeetna. 2 hours with glacier landing, 1 hour, 30 minutes without. 


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