Our most popular tour, and for good reason! If your primary concern is the tallest mountain in North America, this is the tour for you! Bucket-List Stuff!!!
Follow the spine of the Alaska Range as alpine forests turn to glacier-filled valleys along some of the most magnificent mountains on the planet. Weather permitting, you’ll see the 20,310-foot south peak as you circumnavigate Denali aboard a Piper Navajo (6 passenger) or Chieftain (8 passenger) aircraft. There'll be more glaciers than you can shake a stick at! Flights depart from a private airstrip located in the middle of the Alaska Range. This unique departure point provides access to Denali from either the north or south side of the range, doubling your odds of getting favorable weather conditions. Vast wilderness, pristine landscapes, and untouched ruggedness surround you at all times. During climbing season, witness expeditions at several basecamps along the Kahiltna Glacier and the traditional West Buttress climbing route. Every seat has a window and aisle. Exact flight paths will vary, and flight time is 60-70 minutes. Departure occurs at an elevation of 2,000 feet, gradually ascending to 10,000-12,000 feet (roughly halfway up Denali) for the most comfortable and dramatic perspectives while around "The High One." Lower altitude flying, as opposed to "Summit Tours" which we do not recommend, allows for natural and casual observation of Denali and its surrounding peaks and glaciers. For these altitudes and time durations, supplemental oxygen is not required. Individual headsets deliver a tour narration, and pilot supplementation provides extensive information about many aspects of Denali Park. Every flight is a truly unique experience, and the views are nothing less than stupefying!
Remarks we often hear after our clients take this tour are phrases like, "Words do not do it justice!" "It felt like we could reach out and touch it!" and "That's one of the best things I've done in my life!"
Add your name to the list of the few, the proud... The fortunate ones who have seen Denali like this.