Talkeetna: Guided Tour of Denali National Park By Air

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Activity provider: K2 Aviation

Talkeetna: Guided Tour of Denali National Park By Air

Activity provider: K2 Aviation

From US$ 280.19 per person

Take a tour Denali National Park from Talkeetna by air with an experienced pilot as your guide Choose between 3 different experience options to get the most out of your flight.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Fly close to the summit of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Alaska Range and its tallest peaks, Denali, Foraker, and Hunter
  • View the Tokositna and Ruth Glaciers as well as hanging glaciers clinging to Mount Hunter
Full description

See Denali National Park in the air from Talkeetna. Soar over gentle foothills, along meandering glaciers, and up to the enormous peaks of the Alaska Range. Learn from your bush pilot who loves to share Alaska’s most inaccessible and spectacularly wild settings.


Get ready for your flight tour with a warm welcome and coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace in a lodge-style, timber-framed office. Then, follow your knowledgeable pilot to your aircraft. Listen to a safety briefing, do a microphone check, and take off toward the Alaska Range.


Experience Option (1 hour)

This magnificent flightseeing tour of Denali takes you within six miles of the summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, see how the last ice age has shaped the land. Next, enter a world of rugged high mountain peaks and wide glacier-filled valleys.


Listen as your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge (the world's deepest - almost 2 miles from top to bottom).


Flyer Option (1.25 hours)

Explore Denali and the south side of the Alaska Range. See Mt. Foraker (17,400 feet), and Mt. Hunter (14,573 feet). Fly over the winding Kahiltna Glacier, the longest glacier in Denali National Park (45 miles long and 3 miles wide).


Then, fly along to the climber's Base Camp located at 7,200 feet on the southeast fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. Spot for climbers as they traverse the glacier and make their way to the West Buttress on Denali's flank.


Grand Option (1.5 hours)

Make a complete circle of Denali by air. See the south side of Denali, including the Kahiltna Glacier, Denali’s famous west buttress, Sheldon Amphitheater, Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge. Then fly across the divide to see Denali's incredible Wickersham Wall.

  • Round-trip flight by small airplane
  • Pilot
  • Window seat
  • Headsets to hear the pilot guide
  • Sunglasses to borrow
  • Denali National Park fee
  • Filtered water, coffee, tea, or cocoa
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at the K2 Aviation Office. Look for the timber-framed building on the corner of E 2nd Street and South Terminal Way. Park in the front, and come into the building to check in for your flight.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Explosive substances
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • Guests with limited mobility are welcome to book and will be provided with assistance during the activity
  • Children under 2 years must use an FAA-approved car seat, available on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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Very knowledgeable pilot and guide.

March 5, 2023

One of the best Alaska adventure that my husband and i done. Best birthday gift ever for my husband! Thank you for once in a lifetime experience! Majestic Alaska.

October 6, 2022

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 384705