Denali Glacier Landing Tour
Price Per Adult:
Price Per Child:
(children must be 9 years old or younger)
Flights Depart Daily at:
8:30 am, 12:00 noon, 3:15 pm and 6:15 pm
Our 2019 Season will be ending on September 18th! We will be back for the 2020 season from May 13th to September 18th.
Let Fly Denali take you on the only scenic flight offered from the Denali National Park entrance area that lets you stand on one of Denali's (formerly Mt. McKinley) pristine glaciers! Our tour departs from the Healy River Airport and takes you soaring over 80 miles of the beautiful, untouched scenery of the Denali National Park. With 100 minutes of flight time, our passengers can anticipate incredible sights like: glacial erratics; the Polychrome Mountains; various glaciers, including the infamous Muldrow and Ruth Glaciers; and, of course, the "High One," Denali itself.
You'll begin your descent down into the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, the world's deepest gorge, where the Ice Age will come alive! Fly between the rocky cliffs of the Moose's Tooth and Mt. Dickey before making your final approach over deep crevasses into the Ruth Amphitheater. Once you touch down safely and smoothly, thanks to our expert pilots, enjoy a 20-30 minute stay a mere 11 miles away from the base of Denali, North America's highest peak. Here you can enjoy views of the infamous Don Sheldon Mountain House, relax while breathing in the fresh, alpine air, or start a friendly snow ball fight with family members or fellow passengers! Our tour ends with an exciting departure out of the Ruth Amphitheater where you'll head back to our airport over the park for one last glimpse of the grandeur you can only witness by airplane.
Our tours are always weather dependent because safety is our number one concern!
In the event that weather changes in flight and we cannot land on the glacier, a partial refund of $50 is issued per passenger. In the event that weather were to cancel a Glacier Landing tour in advance, we have an incredible flight alternative! Check out our brand new tour to the historic Wood River Lodge!
If you need to cancel your reservation with more than 72 hours notice, you will be fully refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee.
If you need to cancel with less than 72 hours notice, the reservation is non-refundable.
If we have to cancel a flight due to weather or safety concerns, we will offer our passengers the opportunity to reschedule to a later date or time or accept a full refund. Weather cancellations occur one-hour prior to flight time.
We offer complimentary transportation to all of our passengers to and from anywhere in the Denali and Healy area. Pick-up times vary by location, so please give us at least a 24 hour notice if you will need our shuttle service.
If you prefer to provide your own transportation, we will need you to arrive at our airport 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Please do not type our physical address into your GPS! We can provide you with simple directions to our airport, but GPS navigation always leads our passengers astray.
What to bring:
We do not allow backpacks, purses, or bags of any kind on our airplanes. You may choose to leave these items in your hotel or safely store them at our facilities. We recommend that our passengers bring a camera, a pair of sunglasses, and sunscreen if they have sensitive skin.
How to dress:
We recommend that our passengers wear long layers. Heavy coats and snow boots aren't typically necessary, but dress to your discretion. We ask that our passengers wear simple close-toed shoes as we will provide Gore-tex glacier over-boots that will fit over any type of sneaker.
The National Parks Service does require that all passengers landing on the glacier have a National Park Pass. Unless you have travelled or will travel into the park within 7 days of your flight, a parks pass can be purchased with us or through the Denali National Park Visitor’s Center. Feel free to email or call with any questions or concerns regarding this Pass.