FLY Denali

Flight-seeing is consistently the highest rated activity in Alaska! Tour by plane or helicopter both offer spectacular views.

DENALI AIR

Denali Air has been flying planes over the Alaska Range since 1970.  They offer narrated flight-seeing tours that specialize in flying as close to Mt. McKinley, as weather permits, usually within a mile. This is a significant consideration when comparing other sightseeing options. Their experienced pilots are trained to get you great views in safety and comfort.

Discovery Denali                                              Denali Express

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Fly along the spine of the Alaska Range within a mile of Mt. McKinley and around it (weather permitting); great summit views.
Rates: Adults $375/ Child (2-12) $190
Times: Every EVEN hour 8am to 8pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.

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Fly along the Alaska Range within 5 miles of Denali and around it (weather permitting); great views of the Wickersham Wall, and often of the South Summit.
Rates: Adults $285/ Children (2-12) $145
Times: Every EVEN hour 8am to 8pm
Duration: 40-45 minutes
Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.

KANTISHNA AIR TAXI

Experience a Denali tour from the air. Your flight will traverse the spine of the Alaskan Range to the base of Mt. McKinley (Denali 20,320ft). View the highest vertical wall in the world as we fly-by the North Face of Denali. We will span 30-mile-long glaciers and return through some of the most scenic areas of Denali National Park. Weather dictate exact routes each day.

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  • Rates: $275 with a 4-person minimum
  • Times: Flexible
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.

ERA Helicopter Tours

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

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: $350.00 per person
  • Departs: 8am, 9am, & 4pm
  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.

Glacier “landing” 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: $490.00 per person
  • Times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, & 7pm
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.

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: $525 per person
  • Times: 7:00am & 4:00pm
  • Duration: 5 hours / Total Flight
  • Time: 30minutes / Hiking Time: 3.5 hour
  • Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in, refundable 72+ hrs. prior-all flights are weather dependant and refunds given accordinley.
  • 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