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Denali - Face to Face

Denali - Face to Face

Since 1973

Peak Experience

Important Tour Information
Fly with the original flightseeing company in Denali for a thrilling and inspiring flight around the highest point in North America. Soar amongst the jagged peaks of the Alaska Range on a stunning 200-mile flight through Denali National Park to get within 1/2 mile of Denali. Weather permitting, this flight will circle Denali to see every spectacular corner of this majestic mountain. From takeoff to landing, the breathtaking views will have you on the edge of your seat. The 60-70 minute flight departs from our private airstrip on the eastern edge of Denali National Park, and you'll enjoy the comfort and views from your window seat on our twin-engine plane. You'll see braided rivers, wildly colorful ridgelines and velvety tundra-covered valleys as you climb towards pristine snow-covered peaks and tumbling icefalls en route to the Mountain. As you near Denali, you will thread between snowy alpine peaks, such as Mount Mather, Silverthrone and Mount Huntington. You'll be flying at an optimal altitude that will give you the best perspective of the sheer size of the mountains of the Denali Massif. Our company has been operating flightseeing tours to Denali for almost 40 years, and our highly experienced pilots will use their skills and knowledge to guide you to the best views in Denali.

• Views of the Wickersham Wall, arguably the tallest vertical relief of 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 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

• Views of 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)

While this flight focuses heavily on Denali and its immediate vicinity, you will also be able to experience all the striking signature features of the 6 million acres that comprise Denali National Park, including the vivid Polychrome Mountains, the Toklat river basin, and the colorful contrasts of Denali's vast geological displays as you ascend along the spine of the Alaska Range. Prepare to be humbled by this vast, utterly unique and remote Alaskan landscape that is best seen by air in order to appreciate the sheer magnitude of its beauty. Let our highly experienced and knowledgeable pilots help you discover the highlight of your Alaskan vacation.

Mountain Tour


Ages 13 & up: $399
Ages 2-12: $205
Under age 2 : Free

Flight Departure Time:

8am, 10am, 12pm,
2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Flight Length:

60-70 minutes

2 passenger minimum per flight departure.
Offered mid-May through mid-September.
This tour is headset equipped, fully narrated, and all seats are window seats.


Highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime flight include (weather permitting):