1. United States
  2. Alaska
  3. Talkeetna
  4. Denali National Park and Preserve

Talkeetna: Denali 1-Hour Flight Experience

Product ID: 384705
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Fly up the Tokositna Glacier and explore the famous peaks, Moose's Tooth and Broken Tooth. Descend into the Sheldon Amphitheater on Ruth Glacier and the Great Gorge.
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Duration: 1 hour
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  • 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
Get ready for your flight tour with a warm welcome and a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace in a lodge-style, timber-framed office. Watch a short flight video in the theater. 

Then, follow your knowledgeable pilot to your aircraft. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take a window seat. After a microphone check, take off toward the Alaska Range, flying over the beautiful Susitna Valley where they will spot for moose and bears.

After a short while, see the Alaska Range rise up underneath you. The skilled pilot will provide interesting stories and commentary while taking you within 6 miles of Denali's massive summit (20,310 feet or 6,190 meters).

Fly up the Tokositna Glacier Valley, following its winding path to Denali's base. The pilot will maneuver the plane so that guests on each side can take in the famous peaks: Moose's Tooth, Broken Tooth, and Barille. Then, descend into the Don Sheldon Amphitheater on the Ruth Glacier.

The tour ends by flying through The Great Gorge, the world's deepest gorge, before returning to Talkeetna. This epic flight is the perfect introductory flight of Denali.

Choose to add a glacier landing to make your trip even more memorable.

Once back on the ground, have a chance to buy a souvenir or use the free WiFi at the office.
  • window seat
  • Headsets to hear the pilot guide
  • Welcome coffee, tea, or cocoa
  • Overboots provided for glacier landing (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • National Park Fee, $15 per person aged 16+ (if glacier landing option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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
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
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K2 Aviation

Product ID: 384705