- Flightseeing tour of Denali National Park from Talkeetna
- Soar over Mt McKinley’s majestic granite peaks, glaciers, icefalls and canyons
- Admire Kahiltna Glacier, the peaks of Mt Hunter and Mt Foraker, the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier and more
- Choose from three flight itineraries
- Upgrade to include a glacier landing for the ultimate Mt McKinley flightseeing experience!
What You Can Expect
After pickup from your Talkeetna hotel, you'll be taken to your plane for an incredible flightseeing tour of Mt McKinley. Soaring high above Delani National Park and the breathtaking Alaska Range, admire views of majestic granite peaks, cascading icefalls, canyons and glaciers. Throughout your flight, enjoy informative commentary from your expert pilot about the surrounding wildlife and geological interests.
Choose from three flight itineraries:
Fly over the lush green wetlands of the northern Boreal forest before entering the Ice Age world of Mt McKinley and the Alaska Range. You’ll be awed by the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, filled with a 4,000-foot thick (1,220-meter) river of ice. The depth of this glacier combined with the height of the towering cliffs create an abyss that is deeper than the Grand Canyon! In fact, this is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Other highlights include the Don Sheldon amphitheater and intense blue melt-water pools.
A pilot favorite, this flight leads right into the heart of the Alaska Range, with all the same features as the South Face tour as well as the East and West faces of Mt McKinley. Highlights include Denali’s massive sister peaks -- Mt Hunter Mt Foraker -- and the major glaciers that blanket the south side of the Alaska Range: Ruth Glacier, Tokositna Glacier, Eldridge Glacier, Kanakula Glacier, Buckskin Glacier, Coffee Glacier and Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park!
You’ll also fly over Base Camp, where daring climbers begin their epic 3-week journey of Mt McKinley.
Can’t decide which flight to choose? Enjoy them both! The Grand Denali tour covers the same routes as both the South Face and Base Camp flights, giving you an unbeatable experience of Denali National Park.
Complete a whole circle around Mt McKinley’s ridges and faces, and cross over the divide of the Alaska Range, revealing the arctic alpine tundra of the north side of Denali Park’s remote interior. You’ll also see Wickersham Wall, one of world’s greatest continual vertical reliefs.
Upgrade to experience a glacier landing! Land on a glacier at the base of Mt McKinley and experience the excitement of standing among Denali's great peaks, whose immense scale will astound you. You’ll be treated to unparalleled photo opportunities here.
This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through September.