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Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Heli Hiking Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours


Heli Hiking Adventure


4 Hours 35 Minutes

From start to finish

Helicopter Flight

Just Outside Denali Park

Hike Remote Landscapes

Usually a days journey to reach

Denali Views

Weather Conditions Permitting

Explore the rich and stunning ecosystems surrounding the famous Denali National Park on the Heli Hiking Adventure! This half-day Denali excursion takes you from the helicopter base just outside Denali national park, past beautiful views of Denali & the surrounding area, to a remote hiking location. This beautiful spot would normally take you a full day of hiking just to access it! Your knowledgeable guide will lead you from here on a 3.5-hour journey through the area. You’ll learn all about the local flora & fauna, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch views of Denali itself! This is one of the best Denali excursions for seeing the landscape up close. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you trek above the treeline. You may spot caribou, goats, and more! As you stop for a light snack provided by your guide, you’ll have expansive views of the local alpine and tundra. And don’t forget, you still have another gorgeous & thrilling helicopter trip back to the base to finish off your once-in-a-lifetime Denali excursion!

Your Heli Hiking Adventure tour begins with a safety briefing & gear fitting at the helicopter base just outside Denali National Park. From here, you’ll enjoy a stunning flight to your remote hiking location! Keep your eyes trained on the skyline for views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Upon touching down, your naturalist guide will lead you on a gentle hiking adventure through the high alpine of the region. As you sit above tree line, you’ll have views of alpine ridge lines and unique tundra landscapes. Your guide will regale you with tales of the area and facts about the beautiful ecosystem around you. As your Heli Hiking Adventure begins to wind down, you’ll relax on the hillside to enjoy a light snack, before hopping back in the helicopter for your exciting ride home. In total, you’ll spend about 15 minutes in the air on your Heli Hiking Adventure. So remember your cameras and your spirit of adventure, and book this small-group tour early. This is one of those Denali excursions where seats go fast!


Looking for more adventurous activities around Alaska? Take a look at the Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek, for a whole new view of one of these stunning glaciers!




Helicopter, Hiking


4 hours 35 minutes

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate, except for lap children under 24 months.

Infant Rate

Lap children under 24 months ride free on this tour.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour is listed as “STRENUOUS,” guests must be able to walk steadily on uneven terrain for up to 3.5 hours., To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 250 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft., Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting.

Other Restrictions

There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones, water bottles, and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees.

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    How many passengers per helicopter?

    Answer: Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.

    What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?

    Answer: There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the hike. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages. Lap children under 2 fly for free!

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: This tour is listed as "STRENUOUS." Guests must be able to walk steadily on uneven terrain for up to 3.5 hours. Guests must also be comfortable getting in and out of the aircraft without assistance.

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