Denali Summit Flight  (1:21)

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.

Everyone Gets a Window

Each tour, in a twin-engine aircraft, includes a pre-flight briefing with maps of your flight plan. Your pilot-guide narrates the tour, using an excellent intercom system, while you check out the views from your window seat. After all, on flights that hold no more than 9 people, everyone gets a window seat.

Denali Summit Flight

On this popular tour you will view the north side of the mountain before the south side. On Denali's north side, your pilot can point out the original climbing routes, as well as the Muldrow and Peters Glaciers. During climbing season, you have a good chance of seeing climbers making their way to the top. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to see the sweeping sights of the south side, including the Ruth and Kahiltna Glaciers, Don Sheldon Amphitheater, Great Gorge, Moose’s Tooth.No experience necessary. Most tours suitable for all ages and activity levels. Must be 10 years or older for Denali Summit Tour, no exceptions.

What to Bring

  • Bring along sunglasses and cameras and a light jacket.
  • Closed shoes for glacier landings are recommended.
  • Enough space on board for legroom, but be sure to pack light.

Getting There

Healy River Airport
Healy, AK 99743

To Healy River Airport (Denali National Park office): At Mile 248 on the Parks Hwy, turn onto the Healy Spur Road. On the corner, you will see the Totem Inn on your right and the Denali North Star Inn on your far left. There is a sign for the Airport, Community Center, and Clinic. Turn right on the Healy Spur Road and go 1.1 miles. The airport will be on your left. McKinley Flight Tours is the second driveway, with a nice log cabin in the trees with a big sign.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May 15 - Sept 15
Duration 1.25 hrs
Rates Denali Summit Flight // $429 per person
Rate Notes Not for guests with respiratory illness - including ear and sinus infections
Minimum age 10

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Denali Summit Flight