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Scheduled flights, flightseeing tours and backcountry flying in the Copper River Valley

Dadina River to Chelle Lake

Trip Details
Trip Type:
Point to Point
5-7 days
24 miles, + side trips
Moderate to Challenging

Rates shown are charter rates for the entire aircraft per flight, regardless of pax count. Rates are for one way flight between Gulkana and listed airstrip(s).

Airstrip 3-5 Pax *
2-3 Pax *
Cessna 185
1-2 Pax *
Piper PA-12
Dadina N/A N/A $470
Chelle Lake $825 N/A $260

*Passenger capacity of aircraft depends on total weight of passengers and cargo. Call us to find the best option for your group.

A five to seven day route around the west slope of Mt. Drum with stunning glacier and Mt. Drum views. This is a seldom visited are of the park with many opportunities for side trip explorations. 

The route begins on a small gravel airstrip along the Dadina River. You follow along the river for a while then it’s up into the alpine zone for lots of wide-open vistas. There are some crossings over debris covered glaciers.

There is a public use cabin at Chelle lake which makes a nice end to the trip. Note however that the cabin is not reservable so it’s first come, first served.

If you plan to travel self-guided you will need solid backpacking chops, navigation skills and off-trail experience. Alaska backcountry experience recommended.

Amazing Experience!
We just pulled in on the off chance that we would be able to have a flightseeing trip and it was the best thing we did on our Alaska trip!!! Everyone was so friendly, professional and made us feel safe. One of the best value for money experiences we had on our trip.
2019 - Lucy684, London, UK