McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe - Denali Nat'l Park, Alaska, 99755, United States

Helicopter Tours

Exhilarating narrated tours of Denali National Park-Great views abound!

NEW-Tundra Express with Landing!

Don’t just fly over the mountains...get out IN them!. Enjoy this short helicopter ride through the peaks and valley that make up the Alaska Range. Explore the hills just outside of Denali National Park. Look down below for wildlife, or keep you eyes on the horizon for a chance at viewing Denali, or her impressive sister Mt. Deborah. After a gentle landing, step out into the magical landscape. Sink your feet in the tundra, snap flurry of photos or just breath in that crisp mountain air.

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Rates: $249 per person
Times: 8am, 10am, & 8pm
Duration: 1.5 hours / Total Flight 35 min

Denali Excursion

Experience the thrill of flight seeing while you soar over Denali National Park. A 30 minute tour of unforgettable views along the rugged spine of the famous Alaska Range.Your flight offers stunning views of unexplored towering peaks and massive glaciers that have carved their way through rugged backcountry. Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak, looms on the horizon. There is no better way to discover the vast expanses of Alaska’s natural beauty. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the Cantwell Glacier as it cascades over a 900 ft. cliff to the valley below. Mountains and glaciers as far as the eye can see are just the beginning of this visual highlights tour of the world famous Denali National Park. Of course the Park is home to bears, moose, and Dall Sheep.

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This is a once in a lifetime tour!

Rate: $411.00 per person
Departs: 8am, 10am, & 8pm
Duration: 30-40 minutes

Glacier "Landing" Helicopter Expedition

Walk upon an ancient glacier in the world famous Alaska Range! Grab your camera and prepare to be awed. Lift off in our cutting-edge A-Star helicopter to a breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Alaskan wilderness. En-route to the massive Yanert Icefield and surrounding glaciers, your pilot will introduce you to the mountainous terrain and stunning vistas. Glaciers have carved this rugged backcountry for millions of years and the magnificent towering peaks are the work of millions of years of tectonic rumblings. Discover the forces of nature from a new perspective.

Your adventure continues after a gentle landing on the glacier. Under your pilot’s expert guidance, you’ll get a chance to try out the glacier walking boots we provide and inspect the massive, frozen landscape. Explore icefalls and massive crevasses. Experience the otherworldly blue of glacial ice pools – up close and personal.

Experience the magic of these “rivers of ice” as you observe glacial streams and ice pools. Back on board, the significant views continue as you fly off toward Mt. Deborah, which stands at an impressive 12,339 feet. The Alaska Range is home to bears, moose, and Dall Sheep. So be sure to keep a sharp eye out for them throughout this once in a lifetime tour.

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Rate: $525.00 per person
Times: 9am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Heli-Hiking Adventure

Trek through the wild Alaskan backcountry with an experienced local naturalist at your side. In this tour, you’ll get to explore remote areas that are normally a full day’s hike away. Lift off in a modern A-Star helicopter and get ready for your breathtaking birds-eye view of the Alaskan wilderness. An exhilarating 15-minute flight will bring you to our hiking area located just beyond the boundaries of Denali National Park. Once there, your friendly guide will lead you on an educational soft-adventure hike above the tree line. You’ll learn how to track animals, interpret the flora and fauna, and if you’re lucky – catch a glimpse of some of the spectacular local wildlife in its natural habitat. Your hike will present you with unforgettable views of the rolling hills, tundra ridgelines, and spectacular vistas of Alaska. You’ll have a chance to relax on a hillside overlooking the valley and enjoy a small snack. Limited to small groups of no more than 12, this truly unique tour will leave you with a new appreciation for Alaska.

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Rates: $599 per person
Times: 11am & 2:30pm
Duration: 5 hours / Total Flight
Time: 30minutes / Hiking Time: 3.5 hour

  • Enjoy a customized tour based upon the group’s interest and ability
  • Helicopter pickup & drop off. You’ll go beyond the usual well-trodden hiking trails
  • Small group size: maximum of 12
  • Guided experience with a local naturalist who is trained in wilderness safety
  • Get expert introduction to the wildlife and plant life of the Denali area
  • Trail routes are tailored to individual fitness levels on uneven terrain.
  • Gear Provided: Small snack, bottled water
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NEW-Denali Pinnacle Experience!

Each Denali Pinnacle Experience begins with a personal pre-flight consultation with your pilot. We use this time to combine your desires with local pilot knowledge and current conditions to create an unforgettable, flightseeing experience! Sink your feet into the spongy tundra, soar closer to Mt. Mckinley, explore Magic Bus 142, or set down on the ice of a remote glacier deep in the heart of the Alaska Range. The choice is yours with this exclusive adventure!

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Rates: $750 per person

Time: 11am

Duration: 3 hours

*All landings to take place outside of national park boundaries. Flight routes and landing locations may vary due to weather and terrain conditions. Tour operate on passenger minimums.

Trip includes up to 65 minutes of flight time, 2 unique landing locations & a champagne toast!

*Flight routes and landing locations may vary due to weather and terrain conditions. Tour subject to operate on passenger minimums.

McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe
Mile 224 George Parks Hwy / PO Box 89
Denali Nat'l Park, Alaska, 99755, United States
Call: 907-683-2277 / 888-5DENALI (533-6254)
Fax 907-683-1558

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McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe'

Located just 13 miles south of the Denali National Park entrance on beautiful Carlo Creek. McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe' boasts an ideal location, away from the busy park entrance, yet allowing easy access to the park and all its activities.