A flightseeing trip over Denali National Park and Preserve will give you a bird's-eye view of its incredible vastness and awesome beauty. Encounter a mile high gorge, rivers of pre-historic glacier ice, snow capped mountains that extend seemingly forever and North America's tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley, towering above it all. Whether you choose an incredible flightseeing tour into the mountains, add a glacier landing, decide to climb one of Denali's towering peaks, or choose to hike in Denali's back country, we will assist you in finding the right experience.
K2 Aviation invites you to experience the wonders of Alaska and Denali National Park and Preserve, and gain a new appreciation for our state's size and rugged beauty. Our location in Talkeetna provides an excellent starting point for your explorations of Mt. McKinley, the Alaska Range, and Denali National Park.
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
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.
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.