There are many Alaska flightseeing tours but we offer the “Best of the Best!” We are the only company that can begin our flights from the closest airport (Kantishna) to the highest mountain in North America. Denali Park is the Crown Jewel of the North with unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Unless you set off on a month-long climbing expedition in Denali Park there is no other way to experience the amazing landscapes that are hidden from the view from the Denali Park road or Highway. Views from the train or bus can be awe inspiring but these sights only scratch the surface of what one can see from the air. Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses roughly half of the 300 plus mile Alaska range. The tectonic plates uplift over 20,000 feet of granite rock from the neighboring tundra valleys creating the most dramatic view of any mountain on the planet.
The largest Mountain in North America, “Denali,” aka: “Mt. McKinley,” has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest. Although the summit of Everest is higher at 29,029 feet (8,848 m), it sits on the Tibetan Plateau at about 17,000 feet (5,200 m), giving it a real vertical rise of a little more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m). The base of Denali is roughly 2,000 feet (610 m), giving it an actual rise of 18,000 feet (5,500 m).
More glaciers than one can count, most over 20 miles in length, towering granite walls, snow and ice covered peaks for as far as the eye can see are just a few of the attractions you will see on a typical flight with Kantishna Air Taxi Inc. Denali (Mt. McKinley) is located approx. 60 miles from the entrance of the park, 45 miles from Talkeetna and only 20 miles from Kantishna. This means flightseeing tours from Kantishna will give you more time over glaciers and right up close to Denali than other Alaska flightseeing tours. If weather allows we can completely circle Denali in a one hour flight. Occasional wildlife sightings occur in this vast 6 million acres of wilderness. Dall sheep on the upper slopes of the Alaska range foothills are the most common sightings, followed by Moose, Bear and Caribou.
Choose a flight tour or we will be happy to customize your tour upon request. Alaska air charter flights to other destinations such as Talkeetna, Fairbanks and Anchorage can all be customized to fly by or around Denali. Keep in mind you can get charter flights for just about anywhere in Alaska.