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Your Best Odds of Seeing Denali

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 more than 40 years, and our highly experienced pilots will use their skills and knowledge to guide you to the best views in Denali.

Pricing Information

Cost: Ages 13 & up: $449
Ages 2-12: $225
Under age 2 : Free
Flight Departure Time: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Flight Length: 60-70 minutes

Minimum: 3 adult fares per flight departure; groups can be combined to meet the minimum.

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 Tour

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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.

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the spines of Denali, such as the dramatic  Carpe and Karstens ridgelines, used by the first climbers to summit Denali

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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

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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

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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

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Views of Mount Foraker

Mount Russell, and Mount Hunter, the next 3 tallest mountains in the Alaska Range, rounding out the Denali Family

Denali Face to Face

Denali Flightseeing Tours – View Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range with Denali Air

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.

Over the Muldrow Glacier

Approx 7 miles from the east face of Denali
(we get within 1/2 mile)

North Fork, Eldridge Glacier

Photo by Jesse Campo

Climbers on Denali

At 12,000 ft
Karstens Ridge, original climbing route

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Passing by summit of 14,000 ft Mt. Hunter



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