Round-Trip - $23
(Includes $2 Chugach State Park per person tax.)
One Way with your Own Bike - $16
12:15 to 4:30 once a day excursion
Flattop is Alaska's most frequently climbed mountain
3-mile round-trip hike
Elevation gain: 1,350'
A scenic, safe, affordable, independent outdoor afternoon excursion. We drive you 16-miles (37 minutes) from downtown Anchorage (sea level) on the longer more scenic route through the university to the Glen Alps trailhead in Chugach State Park. (Elevation 2,200') Van remains parked for about 3 hours while you
by yourself. Click here for How to Hike Flattop direction sheet.
Great views reward each footstep. On average it takes one hour to HIKE from the parking lot to the summit. This allows most people ample time to walk around the mountain's flat top. It takes about 45 minutes to descend. Because there is no guide you can hike as far and as fast or as slow and as little as you like.
A slow or tired hiker can turn around wherever and whenever they want. Fast, fit hikers can get to the top in as little as 35 minutes so they sometimes run up to the
or even the
peak behind Flattop. Up there you can run along a ridge line and unlike on the Flattop trail, up there you will likely be completely alone.
Hikers must begin their descent by 3 pm so that they are back in the parking lot at or before 4 pm which is when the van departs. We take a different, faster, more direct route back to downtown that passes the
Alaska Zoo where we can drop you off if you want. The Zoo has a free hourly shuttle to downtown that runs until 8:30 p.m. Adult admission to the Zoo is $15. If you don't get off at the zoo and stay with the van, we arrive back downtown at or before 4:30.
If you want to rent a bike and take it to Flattop on the back of our van you won't be on a schedule because you can ride downhill back into the city whenever you want.
Commercial Operating Permits
$2 of the $23 fare is a tax for Chugach State Park. The municipality regulates us as a Vehicle for Hire.
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