Denali Air  (1:46)

Circle Alaska’s most iconic mountain, Denali, in just a 1-hour flightseeing trip with Denali Air. You’ll see a large section of Denali National Park and have the best chance of laying eyes on “the Great One.”

Every Seat is a Window Seat

Denali Air flights see the majestic mountain a whopping 90% of the time, thanks to the company’s experienced pilots and its location just outside the park. And that’s where your adventure begins. As you take off, look out from your window seat inside the 6- or 8-passenger twin-engine plane to see rivers winding down mountains and the multi-colored hues of Polychrome Pass merging into green tundra. Soon, the landscape becomes one of snow and ice, and Denali’s massive scale truly comes into view. You’ll keep climbing in elevation as you start circling the mountain and soaring over dramatic glaciers and jagged peaks. All the while, you’ll be listening to narration, with the pilot interjecting interesting tidbits along the way.

Tour Options

  • Denali Peak Experience. A 1-hour tour that (weather-permitting) circles majestic Denali. It departs 7 times per day and offers flexibility with scheduling and itinerary. Due to shifting weather conditions, every flight is a slightly different experience.
  • Express Tour. A 45-minute tour focused on the grand expanse of Denali National Park. While you may see the mountain in the distance, this tour mostly lets you appreciate the park from the air—from its marshy green lowlands to its stunning alpine peaks.

About Denali Air

Operating since the 1970s, Denali Air is the area’s original flightseeing company. In addition to this impressive, decades-long track record, Denali Air has highly experienced pilots who have been with the company a long time. Denali Air also features the only private airstrip used in Denali—a gravel strip that will give you the feel for a real Alaskan bush plane!

What to Bring

  • Temperatures vary during the summer months. Clothing should be appropriate for temperatures on the ground. A light jacket or sweater is adequate.
  • Bring a camera and sunglasses. Photo opportunities abound on the flight.

Getting There

Mile 229.5 Parks Highway
Denali National Park, AK 99755

By Car: Denali Air's private airstrip is located on the east side of the Parks Highway at mile 229.5. That's about eight miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May 15 - Sept 15
Duration 45 - 70 mins
Rates Peak Experience // $499 adult (ages 13+), $225 child (ages 2-12) | 60 - 70 mins | Departs every even hour from 8 am to 8 pm
Express Tour // $365 adult (ages 13+), $215 child (ages 2-12) | 45 mins | Departs 12 & 2pm
Rate Notes All prices include a Federal Excise Tax.

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