Denali Flyer – The most popular flightseeing tour in Alaska!

1 1/4 hours. Flight times may vary.
1 2/3 hours with Glacier Landing.
All flights subject to 5.5% transportation fee.


Alaska’s wilderness is virtually infinite, but your budget doesn’t need to be.
For only $50 more than the Denali Experience, this flight explores the most-climbed, western face of McKinley and an additional massive glacier system, the Kahiltna. Adding these views to the essential sights of the blue route makes this flightseeing Mt. McKinley tour our guest’s choice for best value.

Explore our skyline! Talkeetna has skyscrapers of granite and ice instead of steel. Mt. Denali, Mt. Hunter and Mt. Foraker tower above the other peaks of the Alaska Range, forming our northern horizon. Cruise up the Kahiltna glacier, right over the climbers’ base camp at 7,200 ft., and wind between these giant peaks catching breathtaking views of McKinley above and McKinley’s most popular climbing route, the West Buttress Route below.

Denali 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 Denali Experience Tour, at Mt. Huntington

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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