Denali in a day! Tour North America’s tallest peak on this one-day adventure from Anchorage
3 hours. Flight times may vary.
At a formidable 20,320 feet tall, Mt. McKinley is the centerpiece of Denali National Park, and you’ll get the best view on a Denali flightseeing tour with Rust’s! Soar to new heights on the intimate, 3-hour Discover Denali Flightseeing Tour with an experienced Alaska bush pilot who loves to share Alaska’s most inaccessible and spectacularly-wild settings. This is one of our most popular tours.
Flight Pattern – Depart Lake Hood, Anchorage’s lively seaplane airport, traverse the flatlands across Cook Inlet (possible Beluga whales), spotting for moose and, depending on the time of year and weather, and follow the ragged spine of the Alaska Range with its massive walls of rock and ice to the crowning jewel, Mount McKinley. The photo stop landing location varies seasonally and is dependent on weather.
Highlights of the Denali Flightseeing Tour to McKinley:
– Tokosha Mountains and the winding Tokositna Glacier
– Fly over vast Alaska wilderness untouched by modern man
– Look down upon Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain
– See where climbers summit McKinley’s massive south face
– Chase the ebb and flow of ancient glacial ice
– Marvel at Ruth Glacier, a 40-mile-long glacier that flows through the granite-walled Great Gorge – the world’s deepest trench
– Spot cascading icefalls and plummeting avalanches
– Soar above open alpine tundra and glacier-fed, braided rivers
– Watch for moose, bear, swans and the occasional wolf or coyote
– Make a landing on a remote lake or stop in Talkeetna before returning to Anchorage. The choice of location depends on weather conditions, pilot choice and winter/summer seasons
Your Denali Flightseeing Tour to McKinley includes:
– A window seat and 2-way headset – so that you can ask questions!
– Rich knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
– Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
CLICK THE “BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE ONLINE” TAB ABOVE TO RESERVE ONLINE, OR CALL US TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE RIGHT NOW OVER THE PHONE! Calls From Outside Alaska: 888-2-ALASKA (225-2752) or Local and International Calls: 907-248-7777
What to wear and bring…
During the summer season, May through September 15, we encourage you to layer your clothing, bring a light jacket and wear long pants. In addition, it is a very good idea to have comfortable, closed toe shoes and sunglasses. We provide glacier overboots for landings. During the shoulder seasons: It is a good idea to bring a heavier coat, gloves/mittens, a hat and boots.
Rust’s Flying Service at Lake Hood
4525 Enstrom Circle
Anchorage, AK 99502
Toll Free: 800-544-2299 (outside of Anchorage)
Phone: 907-243-1595- for questions, reservations and summertime courtesy shuttle.
Map & Directions
Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska! Please scroll down for directions to our office, dock and hanger located at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
Go west on International Airport Road West
Take the North Terminal exit at Postmark Drive
Take the first right onto Heliport (a very short road)
(follow the signs for the Alaska Aviation Museum)
Turn right onto Aircraft Drive (the first stop sign)
Follow Aircraft Drive for .25 miles
Rust Flying Service is on the left
Look for our big hangar, the office is tucked behind it
From International Airport Road, follow the signs for the Alaska Aviation Museum. You’ll see our hangar on the right.
Rust’s Flying Service