Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
ElevationAscent: 2,533' 772 m
Descent: -1,010' -308 m
High: 5,022' 1,531 m
Low: 3,342' 1,019 m
GradeAvg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 90% (42°)
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“A ridgeline route to the summit of Ptarmigan Peak.”— Abe H
From the top of Flattop Mountain, follow the ridge southeast across Peak 2, Peak 3, and Flaketop, before dropping down to Ptarmigan Pass.
At the base of the west approach to Ptarmigan Peak, you'll notice a human trail that leads you up the west ridge. At about 4,400', the trail heads toward the south face of the peak, which is marked by small cairns. And after a few hundred feet of traversing, you'll notice a faint trail leading up to the summit.
Land Manager: Alaska DNR - Parks and Outdoor Recreation