Denali Glacier Landing
Prepare for a Great Trip!
Prepare for a Great trip! We think that the best way to enjoy the flight is to think of questions for your pilot. The Rust's pilots know a lot about Alaska and the area they fly over. The microphones are voice activated and work when they are almost touching your lips. You will get a more personalized tour if you ask questions!
Remember to charge your camera batteries and ensure that you have enough video. We do have tips on taking photos from planes in the FAQ section. It's best to dress in layers; the planes are heated and can get quite warm from solar heat in the summer. Flat heeled, sturdy shoes are best since you will be climbing in and out of a plane. Strap cameras and valuables to yourself before getting in and out of planes. The pilot picks the stop based on time of year, weather and scenic possibilities. It's ok to bring a non messy, non smelly snack with you. It's also optional to tip the pilot.
$ 495 + $10 NPS Entrance and 3% transportation fee per person - 4 person maximum. 3 hours. Ski Plane Tour. Flight times may vary.
Denali Glacier Landing Tour
Land at the 6,000 foot elevation on a glacier deep inside Denali National Park. Available exclusively from Rust’s, we are the only Anchorage air service authorized to land in the park. Your destination is reachable by aircraft only and gets you the closest possible views of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley. Fly over Denali’s lower peaks and then view the entire length of the rugged Ruth Glacier. Enter the Great Gorge, the world’s deepest, and emerge into the Ruth Amphitheater where your sense of scale will be challenged. Touch down on the gentle slopes of the Ruth Glacier or an alternative, depending on conditions, and put your footprints in the pristine snow. Then take off and descend out of the mountains into the valley below where you may be lucky enough to spot a moose or bear as you make your way back to Anchorage and the end of a once-in-a-life-time experience.