This Anchorage-based trip provides the perfect option for visiting Denali National Park even if you only have a few hours, or a half day to spare.

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The Discover Denali National Park tour departs from Lake Hood seaplane base in Anchorage. From there your flight pattern will head north over Cook Inlet and then continue north along the rugged spine of the Alaska Range. Keep your eyes out for Beluga whales and other marine wildlife in the inlet, and watch for moose, Dall sheep, bears and more during the rest of your flight.

This trip provides a nice overview of Denali National Park with an emphasis on the ‘star of the show’ 20,310 ft. Mount Denali itself. Your tour will include a close pass by the impressive peak, as well as close-up views of Tokositna and Ruth glaciers, the Great Gorge and a stop off for unbeatable photo opportunities on a glacier, and a wilderness lake along the way!

This is one of the most popular tours available in the Anchorage area.


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  • Fly over vast Alaska wilderness untouched by modern man
  • Soar above open alpine tundra and glacier-fed, braided rivers
  • Watch for moose, bear, swans and the occasional wolf or coyote
  • Explore the incredible glaciers, peaks and valleys of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain
  • Tokosha Mountains and the winding Tokositna Glacier
  • Marvel at Ruth Glacier, a 40-mile-long glacier that flows through the granite-walled Great Gorge – the world’s deepest trench
  • Observe how the ebb and flow of ancient glacial ice shaped the landscape
  • Spot cascading ice-falls and the occasional plummeting avalanche
  • In summer enjoy a remote lake landing on floats or once lakes have frozen over on skis in winter
  • When lake stop is not available, enjoy a visit to our sister company office, K2 Aviation in the quaint town of Talkeetna
  • Glacier landing flight includes a photo-stop landing on one of Denali’s magnificent glaciers
  • A window seat and 2-way headset to communicate with pilot and fellow passengers
  • Rich knowledge (and personality) of an expert Alaska bush pilot
  • Meticulous attention to comfort and safety
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, or cocoa available at our offices
  • Free shuttle service to and from area hotels and airport (summer only)


Tours run all year
Tours last about 3 hours (includes a photo stop)Multiple departure times available, call for details.
Please check in at the Lake Hood Office 30 minutes prior to departure. For safety of weight and balance of the plane, you must provide accurate weights of individuals or of the entire group. There is limited free parking at the flight offices. You will need to leave your car keys with the office staff. Accommodations can also be arranged for pick up at major hotels in the Anchorage area. You are welcome to leave baggage at the flight office at no additional charge.
What to bring: Sunglasses, bug spray, camera and binoculars. Dress comfortably and in layers; Alaska weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy, and cool in the National Park. Please bring prescription medications.
Be prepared to take lots of pictures, charge up the batteries, and have extra film and/or storage space on your camera. You may bring a light daypack with you. There is free, although limited parking at the Lake Hood Office. You will need to leave your car keys with the office. In the summer, there is a courtesy shuttle from major (but not all) Anchorage hotels. You are welcome to leave baggage at the Lake Hood office at no additional charge.
By ADA standards, none of the trips are accessible. However flight tours can often accommodate people depending on the nature of their disability. Pick up and delivery vans do not have wheelchair lifts.
Alaska’s weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy and cold in the National Park. Please dress appropriately. This includes layering your clothing, wearing comfortable shoes, and bringing rain gear. The lodges and areas that you will be flying to are in a remote area accessible only by plane so many of the common comforts such as flush toilets and running water are not available. Please be aware that medical care is not readily available. Views of pristine wilderness compensate for leaving “civilization” behind. You should bring essential medications with you and not plan plane connections on the same day of this trip. Additionally, if visiting this area is extremely important to you, please allow time in your schedule for possible rescheduling of this trip. This tour flies through areas of variable weather and does sometimes cancel due to current weather conditions.
Prices and taxes may change without notice; trip length may vary depending on weather conditions and type of plane.


Standard Rate: $525.00
Above rates do not include: 3% transportation fee per person

Terms & Policies

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Rust’s Flying Service needs the accurate weight of each guest. This is imperative for airplane safety and loading. If an individual does not want to give an individual weight, weights of the group may be combined but need to be accurate.

90+ days – 100% refund

15 – 89 days – 50% refund

All prices, fees, taxes, times, dates and availability are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation by Rust’s due to weather will be refunded 100% of price paid. We strongly recommend travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances that may cause last minute cancellations.


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