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Talkeetna Travel Guide

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McKinley Flight Tours. This company specializes in aerial tours over Mt. McKinley in a smooth, twin-engine, cabin-class aircraft. Weather permitting you'll fly right over the top. Another tour, the Denali Odyssey, takes in Denali National Park, venturing across the Alaska Range to the south side to see Kahiltna Base Camp, Great Gorge, and Ruth Glacier. Talkeetna, AK. 907/683–2899 in Denali, mid-May–mid-Sept.; 888/733–2899. www.talkeetnaaero.com. $409 (both tours).

Talkeetna Air Taxi. Check out McKinley from the air, then swoop down to a glacier to test your boots. Maybe even land on one. Talkeetna Air is known in the region as the glacier-landing company. Spending the extra dollars to land on a glacier is highly recommended—standing on a glacier next to the greatest vertical relief on the planet compares to nothing else. Talkeetna, AK. 907/733–2218 or 800/533–2219. www.talkeetnaair.com.

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