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Ptarmigan Creek Trail

Quick Details

  • Ages 5+ (for families with younger children please call)

  • 4-5 hour total tour time

  • Please arrive 15 min before scheduled tour time

  • Availability May 24 - Sept 13

What's Included?

  • A light snack

  • Safety equipment 

  • Bear spray (guide only)

What Should I Bring?

  • Layers

  • Rain jacket

  • Proper hiking footwear

  • Hat/sunglasses

  • A packable lunch

  • Water bottle

  • Small daypack 

Pricing & Availability

  • $50.00 per person + local 3% sales tax

  • Kids 12 y.o. and younger $25.00 + local 3% sales tax

  • Please call, email, or text for availability and tour times

Ptarmigan trail description 

This 7-mile round-trip hike is a moderate level and can take 4-5 hours, depending on the group pace. Guides are knowledgeable and practiced in outdoor safety, local flora and fauna, and history of the area.


Forest Service description of the trail:

“3.5 mile hiking trail from Ptarmigan Creek Campground to Ptarmigan Lake. The first mile is level along the forested banks of Ptarmigan Creek. It then climbs, sometimes steeply, to an open mountainside of meadows and brush with views of nearby mountains. The trail goes up and down following the hillside high above the creek then descends to the west end of Ptarmigan Lake, a long, narrow, glacial lake hemmed in by steep mountains.”

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