Flightseeing

K2 Aviation. Adventures in the sky is the name of the game at K2, which has a long and solid history of Alaska flights. Among your options: get a bird's-eye view of Denali Park's famous peaks, land on a glacier, take a floatplane into the park's wilderness and hike around for an afternoon, or land at Kahiltna Base Camp and climb the Great One. A sister company provides standard air-taxi and flightseeing services. 14052 E. 2nd St., Talkeetna, Alaska, 99676. 907/733–2291; 800/764–2291; www.flyk2.com. From $295.

McKinley Flight Tours. This company specializes in aerial tours over Denali 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, Alaska. 907/683–2899; 888/733–2899; www.talkeetnaaero.com. $409 (both tours).

Talkeetna Air Taxi. Check out Denali 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, Alaska. 907/733–2218; 800/533–2219; www.talkeetnaair.com. From $205.

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