Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour from Talkeetna
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Activity Summary
Journey into the remote Alaskan wilderness on this incredible flightseeing tour of Denali from Talkeetna. Soar high above the granite peaks, glaciers and cascading icefalls of Denali National Park, and admire geological formations such as the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, Kahiltna Glacier and the peaks of Mt Hunter and Mt Foraker as you traverse the breathtaking Alaska Range. Choose from three flight itineraries: South Face, Base Camp or the Grand Denali tour, which combines the two. For the ultimate flightseeing experience, upgrade to include a glacier landing!
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  • Talkeetna, Alaska , United States of America
  • 1 - 1.5 hours
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11 Reviews
Annie

Spectacular views from above on this magical ride. It was 3 of us in our family and the pilot and that was all that could fit in this tiny plane. Took me about 15 minutes to adjust to that and feel comfortable enough to enjoy the views and take pictures. Good thing to know before hand.

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What To Expect

After pickup from your Talkeetna hotel, you'll be taken to your plane for an incredible flightseeing tour of Denali. 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:

Southside Explorer

Fly over the lush green wetlands of the northern Boreal forest before entering the Ice Age world of Denali 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.

Mountain Voyager

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 Denali. 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 Denali.

Grand Denali

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 Denali'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 Denali 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.

Itinerary
  • Southside Explorer - Follow the river systems of Talkeetna across the Susitna Valley into an incredible landscape of icefalls, glaciers and snowy peaks.  You’ll be awed by the Great Gorge of the 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, making this one of the deepest gorges in the world. Other highlights include the Don Sheldon amphitheater and blue meltwater pools.

    Mountain Voyager - A pilot favorite, this flight leads right into the heart of the Alaska Range, with all the same features as the Southside Explorer tour as well as the eastern and western faces of Denali. Highlights include Denali’s massive sister peaks — Mt Hunter and Mt Foraker — and the major glaciers that blanket the south side of the Alaska Range: Ruth Glacier, Tokositna Glacier, Eldridge Glacier, Kanikula Glacier, Buckskin Glacier, Coffee Glacier and Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park.

    Grand Denali - The definitive tour of Denali that covers more of the Alaska Range than any other tour available. The Grand Denali tour covers the same routes as both the Southside Explorer and Mountain Voyager flights, giving you an unbeatable experience of Denali National Park. 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.

    Add on a glacier landing for the experience of a lifetime!
    We hear every day that the glacier landing was the highlight of their Alaska vacation. After all the years of watching the expressions and listening to the enthusiasm we would like to pass on sound advice - land on the glacier! Land on a glacier at the base of Denali and stand among Denali's great peaks — their immense scale will astound you. Enjoy unparalleled photo opportunities here.
    How is it different than other glaciers, you may ask? No other place has the scale and vertical relief. Denali and its sister peaks dominate the scene to portray an ice age world of flowing glaciers and awe inspiring scenery.
Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Live narration from your expert pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available for select hotels in Talkeetna (does not include Denali National Park hotels)
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to Denali National Park (only if Glacier Landing option selected; USD$10 per person/USD$20 per family)
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Local transfers are available within Talkeetna to the airport. Please call to arrange your pick up location and time. Passengers who are outside a 3 miles radius of Talkeetna must come to the Talkeetna airport where our office is located. Physical address is 14212 E second Street, Talkeetna AK. 99676.
Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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