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Denali Peak Flightseeing Tour

Excursion Overview

Soar over Denali National Park for a stunning 200-mile flight!

A remote journey to one of Alaska's most sought-after destinations. Delight in 60-70 minutes of flightseeing for views of jagged mountaintops over tumbling glaciers and stunning Alaskan landscapes. Flights depart from a unique airstrip located just outside the road entrance into Denali National Park with shuttle pick-up from many Denali hotels and landmarks.

Fully narrated, your experienced pilot is ready to share their expert commentary as this breathtaking flight takes you to a remote corner of Alaska famous for its wild and majestic beauty.

Weather permitting, this once-in-a-lifetime flight includes views of the following:

Wickersham Wall, arguably the tallest vertical relief on any mountain in the world. This 14,000 foot sheer wall of ice and snow is the best opportunity you’ll have to gain a stunning perspective of the towering size of Denali. Intimate views of the glaciers tumbling down Denali’s north side, including the Traleika, Brooks and the long-running Muldrow flowing from between the north and south summits at 17,000 feet.

Ridge-hopping the dramatic Carpe and Karstens ridgelines, used by the first climbers to summit Denali. Close views of the south side glaciers, including the deepest glacier (the Ruth), the longest glacier in the Alaska Range (the Kahiltna), the meandering Tokositna and the colorful Eldridge.

Views of the Great Gorge in the expansive Ruth Amphitheater, with its dramatic 5,000 foot granite walls rising straight from glacial ice almost 4,000 feet thick. Mount Foraker, Mount Russell, and Mount Hunter, the next 3 tallest mountains in the Alaska Range, rounding out the Denali Family. Views of the most popular climbing routes and climbing camps at various altitudes (during climbing season).

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Courtesy roundtrip ground transportation from area hotels and landmarks.
  • Headset equipped and fully narrated
  • Window seats for all passengers

Requirements:

  • Must be able to navigate a set of small steps into the aircraft.
  • Pregnant guests should check with their doctors before booking the tour.
  • 3 passenger minimum per flight departure; groups can be combined to meet the minimum. If the minimum cannot be met, the tour provider will alert guests and a full refund will be issued.

Duration: 1-1.25 hour

  • 60-70 minutes - flightseeing

Meeting Instructions:

  • Courtesy shuttles to and from hotels, campgrounds, and landmarks are available. Please note that we can not typically offer shuttles from Airbnbs. Please contact us with questions about pick-ups from a specific location. Pick-up times range from 30-60 minutes prior to flight times, depending on location. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb a step into the van. Guests must be able to climb several steps into the aircraft. There is limited space in our vans for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Children under age 2 years are lap babies and are free of charge; a lap baby does not get his/her own seat. Please select "infant" at checkout.

Yes, courtesy shuttles to and from hotels, campgrounds, and landmarks are available. Please note that pick up cannot typically be offered from Airbnbs. Contact us with questions about pick-ups from a specific location. Pick-up times range from 30-60 minutes before flight times, depending on location.

No, this tour does not have an individual passenger weight limit or additional fees based on passenger weight. Please note that passengers must be able to enter and exit the airplane door. Please contact us with specific questions.

Vans can accommodate folding wheelchairs. Lifts or ramps are unavailable for the vans or the aircraft. Passengers must be able to ascend/descend 2-3 steps (with assistance). The office and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

This is a very common question and is unfortunately impossible to answer! There is not a predictable weather pattern in Denali. The massive size of Mt. Denali results in unique weather patterns that can vary throughout the day. We highly recommend that passengers book their flights as early into their Denali stay as possible in order to maximize opportunities to reschedule according to weather conditions.

Passengers should dress according to temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is usually sufficient for the plane. Sunglasses are highly recommended due to the bright glare off the snow of the glaciers and peaks.

It is recommended that passengers bring their cameras/phones with extra batteries and sunglasses. Most guests do not find binoculars helpful during the flight but feel free to bring binoculars if you’d like.

Due to FAA regulations, passengers are not permitted to bring carry-on bags on flights. Passengers must carry all small personal items, such as cameras and phones. Passengers are encouraged to leave any backpacks and purses in a secure location at the tour provider's office.

Flights do not exceed 12,000 feet and most of the flight ranges between 7,000 to 10,000 feet. This is the optimal altitude to really capture the enormity of the towering peaks and also get close views of the breathtaking glaciers and valleys in Denali.

The weather in the mountains is difficult to predict and our tour provider relies on a variety of sources to make decisions about flights and educate visitors about flight conditions. They check weather cameras in the Denali vicinity and also rely on pilot reports in addition to more traditional weather sources (radar, etc). The weather in the Park and especially Mt. Denali can be very different than the weather at the hotels/in the Park entrance area. Flights cancelled and unable to be rescheduled are fully refundable.

The fleet consists of Piper Navajos (seat 6) and a Piper Chieftain (seats 8). The twin-engine planes are relatively spacious compared to smaller Alaskan bush planes with an aisle running down the center and one seat on either side of the aisle. All seats are window seats.

Yes, all seats are window seats. You are welcome to request a specific seat, including co-pilot, but seating is ultimately decided by the pilot due to configuring weights and balance for the aircraft. If you have a specific request, please notify the front desk upon check-in. Also, if you are traveling with a group under different last names, please notify your van driver or the front desk if you would like to sit on the same plane.

 

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$449.00

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$449.00

Duration: 1-1.25 hours

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Duration: 1-1.25 hours



Age: 13+

Adult: $449.00

Child (2-12): $225.00

Infant (under 2): $0.00

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