Flattop Mountain Shuttle
In Anchorage, Alaska on 4th Ave between C & D

Ptarmigan Peak

From the top of Ptarmigan Peak looking west. The furthest peak is Flattop and behind it are its second, third, fourth and fifth peaks. One of two ways to get to the base of Ptarmigan is to climb Flattop first, then tackle the peaks and ridgeline in-between.

For a different route back, descend from the Ptarmigan saddleback down the north face to the Powerline Trail. From there it is a flat 3-mile hike back to the parking lot. The Powerline Trail and South Fork of Campbell Creek are on the right.

The quickest way to get to the base of Ptarmigan is to ride a bike down the Powerline Trail then lock it to a tree. The six-mile round-trip bike ride and then the hike up and down should take between 3 and 5 hours.

Ptarmigan Peakridge Lines  - Hike Anchorage, Alaska
Ptarmigan From Saddleback - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Looking north-east at Ptarmigan Peak from its saddleback., aka Ptarmigan Pass.

ShibaInu On Ptarmigan Peak - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Shiba Inu "Trek" atop Ptarmigan Peak.

Ptarmigan View of Mountains - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

From the summit looking northeast. September 26, 2014.

Ptarmigan Lake - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Rabbit Lake. A sliver of Turnagain Arm is cupped by the saddle between North and South Suicide Peaks.

Ptarmigan Plaque - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Memorial plaque at the top of Ptarmigan Peak.

Flattop from Ptarmigan - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Zooming in on Flattop with Anchorage far below.

More information about Ptarmigan Peak can be found at these links: summitpost.org, Alaska Hike Search