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Denali Grand Tour

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    What to Expect
    Check in at Talkeetna State Airport 30 minutes before your 1.5-hour flight and board your plane seating a max of six passengers. Get out your camera as your pilot takes you over Denali Mountain, formerly Mt McKinley. This flight experience allows you to see all sides of the great mountain: north, south, east and west.
     
    Some of the majestic sights covered on this flight include Wickersham Wall, Kahiltna Glacier, Climber’s Base Camp, Kahiltna Pass, and the West Buttress Climbing Route. (See below for a list of more points of interest.)
    Curious about the glaciers and want to set foot on one? Upgrade your flight package to include a landing on an actual glacier. Stand beneath the towering mountains in a tranquil world of snow and ice, before you’re taken back to the airport.
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    Denali Grand Tour Highlights:

    • Tokosha Mountains and the winding Tokositna Glacier
    • Don Sheldon Amphitheater
    • Great Gorge
    • Terminus of the Ruth Glacier and the bubbling spring
    • South Hunter Ice Fall (about 2,000 feet of ice fall)
    • Kahiltna Glacier (2 miles wide and 45 miles long)
    • Climber’s Base Camp, at the 7,200 foot level of the Kahiltna Glacier
    • Denali’s West Buttress Climbing Route
    • ‘The Great One’ (aka Denali and Mt McKinley (20,320 ft), and her two sister peaks Mt Foraker (17,400 ft) and Mt Hunter (14,573 ft)
    • Wickersham Wall, 14,000 feet of continuous rise of rock and ice
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    This was hands down one of the most humbling experiences I’ve had of my many adventures. Landing on the Kahiltna Glacier at Base Camp on the south west slopes of Denali makes you feel very small in the grand scheme of things. Patrick, our pilot,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cdsearle
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Get up close and personal with Denali with the Grand Tour to view one of the most dramatic sights in America. You get a totally different perspective and experience seeing the mountain in detail from the air. Our pilot was fantastic. Just do it, you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sharon S
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Bucket List activity that was amazing. K2 / Rust’s is a well oiled machine. Very informative and friendly pilot. Breathtaking scenery.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DavidLCO
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    K2 are an excellent, professional and friendly company. If you have the opportunity to take one of their tours I would highly recommend it. As a pilot I appreciate the skill and experience it takes to fly members of the public around one of the...More

    Thank rich201
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was our second visit to K2 Aviation as we had guests with us that needed to have this amazing experience. This Denali Grand Tour with Glacier Landing was even better than our first trip (8 years ago)! We had a perfect day for flying...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Alaskalover2006
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    Passport10172443250
    April 28, 2019|
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    Response from OddlyEnough | Reviewed this property |
    We took the 1:00 flight on Sept 11, 2018. The weather was very cooperative, the flight was amazing!
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    Therese5565
    March 23, 2019|
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    Response from FrugalFarmersdaughte | Reviewed this property |
    There were none that we saw. The dog sledding places were down in Seward.
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    July 10, 2018|
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    Response from ChristosL79 | Reviewed this property |
    I believe landing on the glacier is dependant on a number of weather factors, so you really don't know if its gonna happen until the pilot makes the call on approach.
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