McKinley Flyer Tour with Glacier Landing
1 3/4 hour tour - $340 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 other glacier like it in the world! 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.
Watch the tour from our guest's perspective:
What our guests are saying
“Words can’t describe how wonderful this trip was. Awesome is not good enough!”
Madonna Loty - Oakdale, NY
“The only place on this earth – heaven! Our pilot was the best – top ten.”
Jeanie Shea - Hartsdale, NY
“Bucket List” #16750”
James & Tommy Dworak - Wichita, KS
“An indescribable adventure – one I’ll never forget!”
Corinne Weeks - Albany, NY
“FAN…TASTIC & humbling.”
Don & Eileen
“Wow. Not to be missed. Crossing this off the bucket list.”
Tiffany & Matt Weinert - Seattle, WA
“Insane Crazy! Captain Jeff was the best.” Dan & Cam Daly - Missoula, MT
“A once in lifetime experience, thank you.”
George & Mary Miller - Ontario, Canada
“Superfantastic, wonderful, great – practically perfect in every way! Thanks"
The DePadis Family - Washington, DC
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.
$ 265 per person - 1 1/4 hours. Flight times may vary.
$ 340 per person - 1 2/3 hours with Glacier Landing.
Alaska’s wilderness is virtually infinite, but your budget doesn’t need to be.
For only $50 more than the McKinley Experience, this flight explores the most-climbed, western face of McKinley and an additional massive glacier system, the Kahiltna. Adding these views to the essential sights of the blue route makes this flightseeing Mt. McKinley tour our guest’s choice for best value.
Explore our skyline! Talkeetna has skyscrapers of granite and ice instead of steel. Mt. McKinley, Mt. Hunter and Mt. Foraker tower above the other peaks of the Alaska Range, forming our northern horizon. Cruise up the Kahiltna glacier, right over the climbers’ base camp at 7,200 ft., and wind between these giant peaks catching breathtaking views of McKinley above and McKinley's most popular climbing route, the West Buttress Route below.
McKinley Flyer Tour Highlights: The Yellow Route
- South Hunter Ice Fall (about 2 thousand feet of ice fall)
- The mighty and stunning Kahiltna Glacier (2 miles wide and 45 miles long)
- West Ridge of Mount Hunter
- Climber’s Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier
- Beginning of the West Buttress Route, the most climbed route on Denali
- “The Great One” (A.K.A. Mt. Denali and Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft.), and her two sister peaks Mt. Foraker (17,400 ft.) and Mt. Mount Hunter (14,573 ft.)
- Mount Frances formally known as “Bergchen,” German slang for “Little mountain”
- The North Buttress of Mount Hunter - a 4,000-foot granite technical showpiece and world class climbing objective
- Denali’s quintessential technical climb - Cassin ridge
- Meets up with the Blue Flight, the McKinley Experience Tour, at Mt. Huntington
Denali Day Hikes
Interested in exploring Alaska?
Venture out on a Denali Day Hike.
Flightseeing in 2013?
Anniversary Savings, save $50 per passenger!