Ptarmigan Cirque is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alberta, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This trail is easy to hike. The first 1/2 hr is up hill and open wide. It may have bear warning to close the trail.
A bit of a slog for the first 500m but well worth the effort. Busy trail for a Monday afternoon.
Beautiful! Fairly busy trail. Kinda tough on the first leg but worth every minute once you reach the loop. Gorgeous views and family friendly.
LOVE the wildlife! Go early to avoid the crowds!
Lots of people where up there on a long weekend but still a very good hike
Easy. Beautiful. Recommend this for beginners.
This was a reasonable uphill climb (kids are 5&7 and managed it easily), gorgeous views once up, small waterfalls, friendly critters and no bears that day. We all loved this one, will definitely hike it again in the future.
Nice, easy hike up thru sub-alpine switchback for about a mile, then opens to beautiful meadow and continues up to cirque. Lots of chipmunks!
Beautiful hike. Nice path, and decent claim. The views make it all worth while.
It was an easy hike. Wild flowers and rewarding views.
Great starting hiking
The first 20-30 minutes were a steep climb up but well worth the hike! It was gorgeous, very surreal!
Great trail. Stunning Alpine Meadows. It's a moderate hike not too steep not too difficult but uphill most of the way. I didn't find the Cirque to be spectacular but it was cool to see. The hike itself sports awesome scenery. Make sure to do the Highwood Pass interpretive trail afterwards
It was a bit of a steep climb up the switchbacks but the view was spectacular and totally worth it! The waterfall at the top is a really great place to stop and have a bite to eat and enjoy the view!
Even the parking lot is high elevation here and then you gain 210m within the first kilometre so this is steep and then easy stroll for the next 1/2 klm in the valley. Meadows are past the flowering stage but beautiful Larch trees changing colour in the fall.