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Denali Grand Tour

Highlights
  • 1.5-hour flightseeing tour of Denali National Park from Talkeetna
  • Fly over all sides of Denali Mountain (Mt McKinley), the highest peak in North America
  • Enjoy bird’s-eye views of Wickersham Wall, Kahiltna Glacier, Climber’s Base Camp, and Kahiltna Pass, and more
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Denali Grand Tour
From US$363.48
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Flight/Glacier Landing 9 amMost Popular
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 9:00 am
From US$461.13
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Flightseeing only tour. Departs at 12:30 pm
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Overview
Admire comprehensive aerial views of Denali Mountain (formerly Mt McKinley) on this 1.5-hour flightseeing tour from Talkeetna. On this small-group tour limited to six passengers only, view the Wickersham Wall — approximately 14,000 feet of continuous rock and ice — as well as Kahiltna Glacier, Climber’s Base Camp, and Kahiltna Pass. Snap shots of the famous West Buttress Climbing Route and fly over the Alaska Range, full of alpine tundras. Upgrade to land on a glacier for a walkabout in one of more remote spots in the world.
What to Expect
Check in at Talkeetna State Airport 30 minutes before your 1.5-hour flight and board your plane seating a max of six passengers. Get out your camera as your pilot takes you over Denali Mountain, formerly Mt McKinley. This flight experience allows you to see all sides of the great mountain: north, south, east and west.
 
Some of the majestic sights covered on this flight include Wickersham Wall, Kahiltna Glacier, Climber’s Base Camp, Kahiltna Pass, and the West Buttress Climbing Route. (See below for a list of more points of interest.)

Curious about the glaciers and want to set foot on one? Upgrade your flight package to include a landing on an actual glacier. Stand beneath the towering mountains in a tranquil world of snow and ice, before you’re taken back to the airport.
Itinerary
Denali Grand Tour Highlights:
  • Tokosha Mountains and the winding Tokositna Glacier
  • Don Sheldon Amphitheater
  • Great Gorge
  • Terminus of the Ruth Glacier and the bubbling spring
  • South Hunter Ice Fall (about 2,000 feet of ice fall)
  • Kahiltna Glacier (2 miles wide and 45 miles long)
  • Climber’s Base Camp, at the 7,200 foot level of the Kahiltna Glacier
  • Denali’s West Buttress Climbing Route
  • ‘The Great One’ (aka Denali and Mt McKinley (20,320 ft), and her two sister peaks Mt Foraker (17,400 ft) and Mt Hunter (14,573 ft)
  • Wickersham Wall, 14,000 feet of continuous rise of rock and ice
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Reviews (54)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Majestic

We were blessed with perfect weather to fly and land in the shadow of Denali. The flight was wonderful, I got to sit in the co-pilot seat on the ride to the glacier landing. We were the only plane on the glacier at that time....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OddlyEnough
Reviewed 23 October 2018
October Grand Denali Tour

We had an exceptional grand tour. The weather was spectacular, light wind, and low angle sun light resulted in magnificent views, shadows and resulting photographs. We even witnessed a large avalanche cascading down a steep frozen rock surface. Chris, our Pilot, was well versed on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neil M
Reviewed 6 October 2018
A Highlight

I was meant to do the Denali Flyer with glacier landing, but was the only one booked so I was upgraded to the Grand Tour. Unfortunately, the weather prevented us completing this, so I ended up getting what I paid for! It really was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 23 September 2018
An Alaskan Highlight

We took the K-2 Aviation Denali Grand Tour based on recommendations from two of our friends. Both of the friends said it was the highlight of their trip to Alaska. We did the flight on a clear, sunny day in September, and it was absolutely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Maps781777
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Glacier Landing!

We had always wanted to do the Ruth Glacier landing so we booked the Denali Grand Tour with the landing on the glacier. We had a great day of clear sky weather to do this and it was a great experience. K2 staff were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AKTraveler50
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10 July 2018|
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Response from Pamela J F | Reviewed this property |
Look at their website I don't remember if you can add on a glacier landing to the other packages. flyk2 is the site to look on hope this helps
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