Denali Experience Tour

Denali Experience – the essentials. It’s so good, it’s the foundation for all our flightseeing tours!

1 hour. Flight times may vary
1 1/2 hours with glacier landing
All flights subject to 5.5% transportation fee.


This tour takes you within 6 miles of Denali’s north summit (19,470 ft.) and south summit (20,320 ft.). You will enter an ancient world of rugged high mountain peaks, towering snow-capped mountains and glacier-filled valleys and explore the south and east faces of Mt. Denali.

Understand, this mountain is immense! View the vertical rise of Mt. Denali starting at its base of around 2000 feet above sea level to over 20,320 feet. Witness an 18,320-foot mountain on this flight. Take in the flowing river of the Ruth Glacier, the renowned Sheldon Amphitheater (glacier landings often done here), the Great Gorge with its mile high granite walls – the world’s deepest, and the intense blue melt water pools that dot the glaciers.

Denali Experience Tour Highlights: The Blue Flight Route
– Mt. Denali flightseeing tour that only takes 1 hour!
– Talkeetna’s three rivers: the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna
– Peterville’s famous mining district or Cash Creek
– Tokosha Mountains
– The winding Tokositna Glacier
– Famous Don Sheldon Amphitheater
– Great Gorge – the world’s deepest
– Moose’s Tooth, Broken Tooth and Mt. Dickey
– Ruth Ice Fall
– Terminus of the Ruth Glacier and the bubbling spring

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.

Map and Directions

K2 Aviation at the Talkeetna State Airport


62° 19′ 16″ N

150° 06′ 10″ W

Physical Address:

14052 East 2nd Street

Talkeetna, Alaska 99676

We look forward to seeing you in Talkeetna. Below you will find driving distances and directions from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Talkeetna is a short drive from Anchorage. Before departing, feel free to contact our office to see if there are constructions delays that may increase your drive time. Have a safe drive

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Driving Directions from Anchorage

Drive time from Anchorage – approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

  • Go north on the Glenn Highway (AK 1) approximately 34 miles.
  • Take Parks Highway (AK-3) approximately 64 miles.
  • Turn right at the South Talkeetna Spur Road.
  • Travel approximately 14.1 miles.
  • Take a right on Second Street.
  • Drive over the railroad tracks.
  • K2 Aviation will be on your right-hand side.

Driving Directions from Fairbanks

Drive time from Fairbanks – approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

  • Take AK-3 N/AK-3 S George Parks Highway via the ramp to Anchorage
  • Merge onto AK-3 S/George Parks Highway
  • Follow the George Parks Highway south for 255 miles.
  • At mile 98 of the George Parks Highway turn left onto the Talkeetna Spur Road.
  • Follow the Talkeetna Spur Road 14.1 miles.
  • Turn right onto Second Street.
  • Drive over the railroad tracks.
  • K2 Aviation will be on your right-hand side.
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