McKinley Experience Tour with Glacier Landing
1 1/2 hour tour - $ 290 per person
"Our best vacation ever!" Local Alaskans and visitors tell us every day that landing on a glacier was a highlight of their trip to Alaska or their summer. Adding a glacier landing to your tour provides you with additional insight into the vastness of Denali National Park's wilderness landscape. Seeing the Park from the air gives you an idea of the sheer size and scale of the towering pinnacles of granite. Standing on a glacier amongst the peaks is quite a different perspective and you understand the immensity of the Alaska Range and its scale.
No glacier in the world like it. You could search the world over and not find glaciers like the ones in Denali National Park. By standing beneath the towering mountains, you will understand their immense scale and get a sense of the place that draws people from all over the globe. Imagine standing in a quiet world of snow and ice, hearing an airplane approach and watching as it lands on the slopes beneath you and taxis on up the snow strip. Your perspective on the size and grandeur of our planet will expand with this experience.
What to Bring
Temperatures vary during the summer months. We provide glacier boots. You will want to layer your clothing so you can add or take off layers. Make sure your camera/video camera is charged and has lots of memory. This will help you get all those great pictures for holiday cards and photo albums. We suggest you bring sunglasses, a light jacket and wear long pants.
Summer tour times and hours of operation
We have many departures throughout the day for both glacier and non glacier landings. We are open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
These rates are guaranteed from May 1 through September 15. For smaller parties outside of these dates, please contact our office.
Deposits for all trips are 100 percent refundable if cancellation is due to weather. If cancellation is received more than 48 hours prior to departure, a 10 percent cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellations within 48 hours will result in forfeiture of deposit.
Watch the tour from our guest's perspective:
What our guests are saying
“Awesome, Majestic, good pilot – Thanks for the memories!”
Helen, Omar, Jacob Adams – Ormond Beach, FL
"[We] had a blast! Can’t wait to see the pictures & share them with family & friends. Thanks [pilot] Chuck!"
The Szymanski’s & Armitage’s – from CT
$ 205 per person - 1 hour. Flight times may vary
$ 280 per person - 1 1/2 hours with glacier landing
McKinley Experience - the essentials. It's so good, it's the foundation for all our flightseeing tours!
This tour takes you within 6 miles of McKinley's north summit (19,470 ft.) and south summit (20,320 ft.). You will enter an ancient world of rugged high mountain peaks, towering snow-capped mountains and glacier-filled valleys and explore the south and east faces of Mt. McKinley.
Understand, this mountain is immense! View the vertical rise of Mt. McKinley starting at its base of around 2000 fee mean sea level to over 20,320 feet. Witness an 18,320-foot mountain on this flight. Take in the flowing river of the Ruth Glacier, the renowned Sheldon Amphitheater (glacier landings often done here), the Great Gorge with its mile high granite walls - the world's deepest, and the intense blue melt water pools that dot the glaciers.
McKinley Experience Tour Highlights: The Blue Flight Route
- Mt. McKinley flightseeing tour that only takes 1 hour!
- Talkeetna's three rivers: the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna
- Peterville's famous mining district or Cash Creek
- Tokosha Mountains
- The winding Tokositna Glacier
- Famous Don Sheldon Amphitheater
- Great Gorge - the world's deepest
- Moose's Tooth, Broken Tooth and Mt. Dickey
- Ruth Ice Fall
- Terminus of the Ruth Glacier and the bubbling spring
Denali Day Hikes
Interested in exploring Alaska?
Venture out on a Denali Day Hike.
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