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From Denali//See the dramatic north side Wickersham Wall; look for wildlife in the Park
May - September
This is the only flightseeing company with an airstrip in Kantishna, inside Denali National Park. Because you depart so much closer to the mountain than other tours, in a one-hour flight, you’ll get 40 minutes circling the mountain. You may also combine a one-way park road bus tour with a McKinley flightseeing tour for an incredible overview of the park.
Go flightseeing over Denali National Park in a very unique way: via helicopter. Lift off on a 50-minute flight to check out the peaks of the Alaska Range and a 900-foot waterfall as you look for bears, moose, and Dall sheep. Or choose another great tour—landing the helicopter on a glacier, putting on special boots, and going for a walk on the frozen landscape to get an up-close look at it. Flightseeing in a helicopter is much different from in a plane—learn all the benefits of this great way of checking out the Alaskan wilderness.
Denali Air flightseeing tours depart from a private airstrip just south of the park entrance, making it easily accessible to visitors. On your tour, fly through the heart of Denali National Park and all the way around Mt. McKinley, with everyone guaranteed a window seat. Listen to your pilot narrate while you enjoy the views.
From Talkeetna//See the dramatic south side of Ruth Gorge; many options for glacier landings
While you may never join the ranks of climbers who have summited Mt. McKinley, an up-close view of North America's tallest peak can still be yours. K2 Aviation offers once-in-a-lifetime flightseeing tours among and above the Alaska Range. Add a glacier landing to get a sense of how immense these peaks really are.
Locally known as "The Glacier Landing Company," TAT has been flying climbers and sightseers to the Alaska Range and Denali since 1947. Talkeetna Air Taxi features a custom-designed fleet of planes, a dedicated customer service team, and a variety of tours for every budget.
A lot of people swear to it: the best way to see Alaska is from an airplane, and there may indeed be no better way to get close to the face of Denali. This one-of-a-kind flightseeing operator makes it easy to see up close to the Great One without spending a great deal of time.
From Anchorage//More time spent getting there, but a great way to see the mountain in only 3 hours
Enjoy a bird's eye view of Alaska's scenic highlights on a flightseeing tour with Rust's Flying Service, where every passenger gets a window seat. Tour options include a short 30-minute Anchorage Flightseeing Safari, a flight to Denali, Denali plus a glacier landing, and more. Tours begin at Anchorage’s Lake Hood, the world’s busiest seaplane airport.
Year round - water landing approximately May 1st - October 5th
Explore Alaska from above with this family-owned company that operates out of Anchorage. Options include flying above Denali, Knik and Colony Glacier, the Chugach Mountains, and more!