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Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

1. Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

Upon checking in at a unique Alaskan log cabin, be given a weather and safety briefing and then board one a high-wing, single-engine aircraft for the flight tour of a lifetime. Let the pilot take you on a journey into the heart of the Alaska Range. Just when you think you've seen it all, be flown through 1 of 2 passes on either side of Denali. Emerge on the north side of the range to see a flattened tundra landscape stretching out before you. As your pilot turns the plane around to go back to the south side of the range, there it is, the Wickersham Wall: the 13,658 foot vertical North face of Denali. Add a glacier landing to your flight and experience the exhilaration of standing among the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. Play in the snow, take photos, or just take it all in. Glacier landings add 30 minutes to the total tour duration.

Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight Tour with Optional Landing

2. Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight Tour with Optional Landing

Get picked up in Talkeetna and head to the newly constructed lodge-style, timber-framed office. Check in and enjoy coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace and enjoy a short flight video.  Then get ready to board and listen to a safety briefing from your expert pilot. Hear stories from your pilot as you take off towards the Alaska Range and enjoy stunning views as each guest will get a window seat.   Fly over Susitna Valley where you may spot moose and bears. Enter the Alaska Range and head up the Tokisitna Glacier. Then go west to view the impressive Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park.  The flight will then head northeast behind Mt. Hunter, passing the impressive Mt. Foraker. Fly around Denali at Mt. Silverstone and down to the North Fork Glacier.  See the famous peak called the Moose’s Tooth before heading into the Sheldon Amphitheater and over Ruth Glacier and through the Great Gorge. Add a glacier landing to make it even more memorable.

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What people are saying about Wickersham Wall

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

This was an amazing experience. Our pilot Chad was awesome. He shared information along the way. We were blessed with a beautiful day and bright blue skies. We saw all of Denali!! Landing on the glacier was exhilarating. We felt as if we were on another planet. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the beauty of Alaska from the air. Truly a 5 star experience. Landing on the glacier was

We had an excellent time. We choose 11:00 am for 3 adults. Leanne was our guide. We did a safety check and were off on a beautiful sunny day. Leanne explained everything and before she dipped the wings she let us know so those not accustomed to flying in a small plane were put at ease. We landed on Ruth Glacier and Leanne took pictures of all of us. It helps if you have a sunny day.

Great flight, good view, spectacular scenery, good pilot with extensive knowledge of the area's history, geography, and topography. Fun landing and walking on glacier.

This was the best trip I have ever taken. liam was an amazing pilot. I would give this a 10 out of 5 stars!!

Excellent weather for our flight, amazing scenery!