Ptarmigan Trail

MODERATE 129 reviews
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Ptarmigan Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

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The first half mile had me wondering if this was going to be worth it. It definitely was. The views along the way are amazing.

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Went up for a quick sunset and was happy with the views. Didn’t have to hike far to get a great view of the valley.

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Great trail! It starts out in an incredible stand of Aspens that were at the height of their fall colors. Throughout the hike the trees were amazing. We went the day after a 12" snow, so the trail was a bit soupy and there were a lot of downed trees. We are from the Midwest, so we haven't seen the aspens in their fall colors before, and this trail was an amazing indoctrination!

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Up to the bench/overlook and back is a good quick hike, took us around 2 hours at a relaxed pace. Lots of aspens so it was a great fall hike. Like everyone says the first section is steep enough to get the heart rate up even if youre acclimated, but the pain is over quickly and the trail snakes in and out of the woods for some nice shade and leaf peepin' opportunities.

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