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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Pilot Information

Aircraft density around Mount McKinley can be quite high during the summer months. Air tour operators fly out of Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, and the McKinley Park areas. For position reporting, this mountain environment has been divided into two "zones," one north and the other south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

  • The north side monitors frequency 122.725
  • The south side monitors frequency 123.65
Find more information about aviation reporting point information, including a map and coordinates of the most common reporting points.

The Denali Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is developing voluntary measures for assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers and for achieving desired future resource conditions at Denali as outlined in the 2006 Backcountry Management Plan.


Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about flying in this area.


Resources for Flight Planning around Denali



Resources for Flight Planning around Fairbanks


Additional Information

Did You Know?

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Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.