Alaska Range, United States

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  • Talkeetna: Denali 1-Hour Flight Experience

    1. Talkeetna: Denali 1-Hour Flight Experience

    Get ready for your flight tour with a warm welcome and a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace in a lodge-style, timber-framed office. Watch a short flight video in the theater.  Then, follow your knowledgeable pilot to your aircraft. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take a window seat. After a microphone check, take off toward the Alaska Range, flying over the beautiful Susitna Valley where they will spot for moose and bears. After a short while, see the Alaska Range rise up underneath you. The skilled pilot will provide interesting stories and commentary while taking you within 6 miles of Denali's massive summit (20,310 feet or 6,190 meters). Fly up the Tokositna Glacier Valley, following its winding path to Denali's base. The pilot will maneuver the plane so that guests on each side can take in the famous peaks: Moose's Tooth, Broken Tooth, and Barille. Then, descend into...

    It was amazing...we were lucky enough to have a warm, sunny day with just a few clouds around the base of Denali. Our pilot was wonderful, excellentbpilot and narrator. Flying up the glacier and through the Great Canyon was a magnificent experience.

  • Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

    2. Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

    Upon checking in at a unique Alaskan log cabin, be given a weather and safety briefing and then board one a high-wing, single-engine aircraft for the flight tour of a lifetime. Let the pilot take you on a journey into the heart of the Alaska Range.

    Just when you think you've seen it all, be flown through 1 of 2 passes on either side of Denali. Emerge on the north side of the range to see a flattened tundra landscape stretching out before you.

    As your pilot turns the plane around to go back to the south side of the range, there it is, the Wickersham Wall: the 13,658 foot vertical North face of Denali.

    Add a glacier landing to your flight and experience the exhilaration of standing among the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. Play in the snow, take photos, or just take it all in. Glacier landings add...

    An amazing experience we will never forget. You get to see incredible views of the the whole area that just aren't possible from the ground. The flight itself was great, but the landing on a glacier was even better. Well worth the money. So happy we did it.

  • Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight Tour with Optional Landing

    3. Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight Tour with Optional Landing

    Get picked up in Talkeetna and head to the newly constructed lodge-style, timber-framed office. Check in and enjoy coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace and enjoy a short flight video.  Then get ready to board and listen to a safety briefing from your expert pilot. Hear stories from your pilot as you take off towards the Alaska Range and enjoy stunning views as each guest will get a window seat.   Fly over Susitna Valley where you may spot moose and bears. Enter the Alaska Range and head up the Tokisitna Glacier. Then go west to view the impressive Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park.  The flight will then head northeast behind Mt. Hunter, passing the impressive Mt. Foraker. Fly around Denali at Mt. Silverstone and down to the North Fork Glacier.  See the famous peak called the Moose’s Tooth before heading into the Sheldon Amphitheater and over Ruth Glacier and...

  • Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    4. Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    Check-in at a unique Alaskan log office before hopping on a single-engine, high-wing aircraft to begin your fantastic scenic flight. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute flight winding in and around the Alaska Range's major peaks—Hunter, Foraker and Denali.

    Follow the massive glacier highways from above while listening to fascinating expert narration from your pilot. Witness Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park, stretching 45 miles with stunning ridges of earth and ice.

    This tour is perfect for those who want to soak in traditional Denali views while adding additional views from the south and west. The extra time in the air also allows for greater flexibility in finding the best views of the day.

    Upgrade your tour to include a glacier landing during your flight. Experience the exhilaration ...

    We thoroughly enjoyed the glacier flight. It was amazing to fly so close to the glaciers and to land on one! The weather caused us to have to reschedule twice but we were thankful for the safety precautions taken. We highly recommend this activity if you are in Alaska.

  • Fairbanks – Denali National Park Shuttle Service

    5. Fairbanks – Denali National Park Shuttle Service

    With this shuttle service you can connect between Fairbanks and Denali National Park, Alaska’s most famous national park, in a convenient and uncomplicated way. To make your transfer between Fairbanks and Denali National Park as easy as possible, you’ll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel, hostel, or campground at either location. The drivers are well trained and will enliven your journey with interesting facts and stories about Alaska. The shuttle operates daily with reservations. There are no additional taxes, fees, or charges. Schedule: Depart from Fairbanks at 8:30 AM. Arrive in Denali National Park around 11:30 AM. Depart from Denali National Park at 12:30 PM. Arrive in Fairbanks around 3:30 PM.

  • Talkeetna: Denali Southside Explorer Scenic Air Tour

    6. Talkeetna: Denali Southside Explorer Scenic Air Tour

    Upon arrival at the unique, octagon-shaped Alaskan log cabin, check in at the office and listen to an up-to-the-minute weather briefing to prepare you for your trip. Take the opportunity to meet and chat with your knowledgeable guide for the journey, and if you’ve picked the optional glacier landing, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and glacier boots. Relax on the deck as you await your flight’s departure, then follow your pilot guide to the aircraft and listen to a short safety briefing. Board your single engine, high-wing plane, where everyone gets a window seat to make the most of the views, as well as a personal headset to listen to your guide’s expert narration. Then it’s time to hit the skies for an awe-inspiring one-hour flight amongst the jagged peaks and glaciers on the southern side of the Alaska Range. It doesn’t matter which side of the plane you’re on, since ever...

    Amazing tour. Highly recommend, it’s totally worth it! It exceeded all my expectations. The landing on a glacier was also a really cool experience, and I got the co pilot seat, which was great!

  • Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

    7. Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

    Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a 3-hour guided tour in the Denali area. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomenons, and Alaska is one of the best places in the world for viewing. Get picked up from your Healy area accommodation in a 15-passenger, climate-controlled van. Journey away from the lights of town in search for the Northern Lights. The area around Denali makes an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Aurora Borealis. Your Alaskan guide will provide commentary and conversation on the area's unique history, formidable climate, dynamic geography, separate scientific facts and fictional myth as you travel to various spots to get the best view.  At each predetermined viewing area, take an opportunity to step outside and stretch your legs, sip a warm complimentary drink, and learn how the Ligh...

    Jordan was a great guide. We had a KP index of 1 and we still able to see the Northern Lights. Jordan moved to different areas to make sure we were able to see them. Thank you Jordan!

  • Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

    8. Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

    Begin a guided and narrated 100-mile round trip Jeep excursion along a gravel road flanked by snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers, and panoramic vistas. The Denali Highway, once the gateway to Denali National Park is the drive of a lifetime.  Climb aboard a new, 4-door Jeep which hugs the dirt road, while comfortably seating 4 adults who can trade off driving. Each Jeep has a CB radio for communicating with the guide so stops can be made whenever desired. As driving the Denali Highway is prohibited by most rental vehicle companies, this exclusive excursion provides access to more of Alaska's spectacular scenery and wildlife & is a great alternative to crowded bus trips. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

    Great tour of Old Denali Highway. Beautiful views of vistas and lakes and Denali.

  • Denali: Denali National Park and Preserve Walking Tour

    9. Denali: Denali National Park and Preserve Walking Tour

    Enjoy a 3-hour guided walk. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and grandeur of Alaska's incredible landscape. Meet your guide at your hotel. Hop in the van for a short drive and get to know your small group of a maximum of 7 travelers. Get ready for your guided walk on one of the many beautiful trails on the north side of the Alaska range. Learn about the animals, people, and plants of Denali from your expert, local guide. Marvel at the outstanding natural landscape as you traverse the trail. Enjoy stopping for some rest and conversation along the way, and even pick some berries in season. Bring your camera and curiosity about this incredible landscape. After completing the trail, relax in the van as you're driven back to your Denali accommodation.

    Our tour guide was awesome. Super knowledgeable and really fun. We got a great education on the geology and biology of the area. The one disappointment is that we were under the impression that we would get to do more hiking and that we would have access to parts of the park that we couldn’t/shouldn’t access alone. I think this tour is probably better for the beginner or completely inexperienced hiker. But I seriously can’t say enough good things about the guide. He was awesome. It was my misunderstanding of what I was purchasing.

  • Denali National Park: Wilderness ATV Adventure

    10. Denali National Park: Wilderness ATV Adventure

    Set off on a fun-filled adventure in Alaska. Whether a novice or expert ATVer, this tour sets you up for a memorable experience in the Alaskan wilderness on your own automatic single ATV or multi-passenger side-by-side ATV. Riding along trails surrounded by Denali National Park, at speeds up to 30 mph, your adventure includes breathtaking 360° overlook stops with views of the Alaska Range, Otto Lake, and the Healy Valley. Navigate through rocky creek beds and even spend time splashing through the water (weather dependent). Knowledgeable guides will lead you through the rugged terrain and provide opportunities for photography. Wildlife is abundant — watch out for moose on the trail. The total tour route covers about 10 miles with 1.5 hours on the trails. Tour length is about 2.5 hours from pickup to drop-off.

    This was the highlight of our Alaska trip! I never had so much fun driving in my 82 years as I did behind the wheel of this ATV! My husband said my smile never left my face! I was fortunate to be right behind the guide, so I was not afraid following her! And I kept up! The scenery was beautiful! I enjoyed the stops and the history, short talks and information the guides presented. We got our money's worth! That's for sure! So glad I got to mark this off my bucket list! I would do again in a heart beat! Wonderful guides!

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What people are saying about Alaska Range, United States

We enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very friendly and positive, took us to his favorite spot where the view of Aurora Borealis was really spectacular. He even took pictures for us as not all cameras are friendly to take night shots. We highly recommend Healy Denali Aurora Quest tour to all.

It was amazing...we were lucky enough to have a warm, sunny day with just a few clouds around the base of Denali. Our pilot was wonderful, excellentbpilot and narrator. Flying up the glacier and through the Great Canyon was a magnificent experience.

Jordan was a great guide. We had a KP index of 1 and we still able to see the Northern Lights. Jordan moved to different areas to make sure we were able to see them. Thank you Jordan!

Great tour of Old Denali Highway. Beautiful views of vistas and lakes and Denali.

Rachael was suburb. She was very knowledgeable and caring we had a great time!