- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take a breathtaking journey into the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness on this flightseeing tour of Mt McKinley! Soar high above the granite peaks, glaciers and cascading icefalls of Denali National Park, and admire the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, one of the world's deepest gorges (deeper than the Grand Canyon!). Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of landing on a glacier. Round-trip transport from Anchorage is included.
- Limited hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local Certified driver guide
- Certified Alaska bush pilot
- Glacier landing, when conditions allow
- Gratuities (recommended for both the driver/guide and the pilot)
Salmon Berry Travel & Tours
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
After pickup from your Anchorage hotel, you’ll be taken on a scenic 2-hour drive to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Once there, your guide will take you to lunch in the town (included) and then you will board a bush plane for your 1-hour flightseeing tour of Mt Denali (formerly Mt McKinley).
Soar high above the granite peaks, cascading icefalls, canyons and glaciers of Denali National Park. You’ll be awed by the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, filled with a 4,000-foot thick (1,220-meter) river of ice. The depth of this glacier combined with the height of the towering cliffs create an abyss that is deeper than the Grand Canyon! In fact, this is one of the deepest gorges in the world.
Throughout your flight, capture photos of the Don Sheldon amphitheater, snow-capped peaks, intense blue melt-water pools and cascading icefalls, and enjoy informative commentary from your expert pilot about the surrounding wildlife and geological interests.
Then experience a glacier landing! Land on a river of ice for an unparalleled viewing of these majestic rock and ice formations.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not appropriate for children under 8 years old, due to the length of the tour
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
We had the most amazing trip.our driver-guide Chloe was knowledgeable,super friendly and full of fun!
Loved the drive to Denali, lunch and dessert and just adored the flight and landing on the glacier.
It is absolutely my best time in Alaska till now
If possible I would give this excursion six stars as it was so awesome. It was amazing to see the mountains and glaciers from the air with an experienced guide. It was the high light of our entire trip to Alaska by far. We were blessed with a very clear day and good weather. The pilot was awesome and took our picture with Denali in the back ground and again with us in front of the plane. The plane held 10 passengers and was very steady. The down size was that we had not realized we had to take a 4 hour bus trip from Anchorage to the location where we got on the plane. So it is a very long excursion. We fell in love with the resort town of Talkeetna and wish we could have not more time there. It took a long time to get all the folks from all the hotels. We did not have time to sit down and eat in Talkeetna but had to pick up a pastry and eat on the run as we were scheduled to board the plane. Better scheduling would have helped this. Denali is the official name for Mt McKinley but I imagine more folks have heard of Mt. McKinley. Landing on the glacier and seeing Denali was the light of the entire trip to Alaska for us. Highly recommend this excursion.
OMG! What an experience! This was the BEST part of our entire trip to Alaska. I'm so glad my husband talked me into doing this.
Although McKinley was clouded out of the experience, we'll take that up with God.
Though it was very cloudy that particular, the pilot with his vast experience safely landed the plane on the glacier. Walking on the thick snow with the snow boots provided by the Operator was a fantastic experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the flight around Mt McKinley and to see in close views of the snow capped mounts and various glaciers.