9 am: Departure unless prearranged.
Kids: 12 y.o. & under: $25
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.
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.”