Flattop Mountain Shuttle
In Anchorage, Alaska on 4th Ave between C & D
at Downtown Bicycle Rental

FOR ANCHORAGE VISITORS WITHOUT RENTAL CARS
WHO WANT TO 
HIKE
 FLATTOP MOUNTAIN

OR

LOCALS WITH BIKES NEEDING ONE-WAY TRANSPORT INTO THE MOUNTAINS
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ROUND-TRIP - $23

GROUP OF FOUR OR MORE - $21 (each)


ONE WAY WITH YOUR OWN BIKE - $16
(Rates Include New Chugach State Park $1 head tax.)
 

SERVICE FROM MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31

A scenic, safe, active and reasonably-priced 3.5-hour independent outdoor afternoon excursion.  We drive you 15-miles (30 minutes) from downtown Anchorage (sea level) to the Glen Alps trailhead (elevation 2,200') in Chugach State Park.  Van remains parked for 2.5 hours while you HIKE on your own.  On average, it takes one hour to HIKE from the parking lot to the summit.  This allows most people 30 minutes to walk around the mountain's flat top and photograph the great views.  It takes about 45 minutes to descend.  No guide is needed on this popular, easy to follow trail.  In a nutshell, this is a 30-mile low-key circuit tour of Anchorage and an unguided mountain HIKE above it for only $23.*
 

Because there is no guide you can hike as far and as fast or as slow and as little as you like.  A tired hiker can turn around wherever and whenever they want.  Fit hikers can get to the top in as little as 35 minutes so they somtimes run up to the second or even the third peak above Flattop.  Up there you can run along a ridge line and unlike on the Flattop trail, you won't encounter anyone else.

Regardless of your pace the great views provide a reward for every footstep. Even on cloudy or rainy days and even for people who don't hike the entire trail, it's still a good time.   You will get some exercise in the mountains and see more of Anchorage and pay less than you would on a city tour.
 
*Low key = quiet.  Driver points out just a few things.
Click here for route map and list of sites driver points out.

 Flattop is Alaska's most frequently climbed mountain

3-mile round-trip hike

Elevation gain: 1,350'

Elevation: 3,350'

Great views 


Flattop Mountain Shuttle
provides round-trip van 
transport between downtown Anchorage
and Flattop's trailhead for only $22 per-person.

 

 

To Reserve Your Seat(s)

 

email


or

Call  907-279-3334


or

Text: 907-250-1170

 


 Located on 4th Avenue Between C & D at


 DOWNTOWN BICYCLE RENTAL

 333 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501


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Hiking to Flattop's "broad summit has long been the classic afternoon hike near Anchorage."
  55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Noon -12:30

If we sell out and all 14 hikers have arrived by 12:30 we leave at 12:35 thereby giving everyone more hiking time in the mountains.

 

Timely Check-in

Noon - 12:30

Check-in at Downtown Bicycle Rental ("DBR") pay, sign hike release, and pick-up/read handout/directions "How to Hike Flattop." To bide your time before we leave, we suggest you take the glass elevator across the street to the top of floor of the parking garage.  There are great views from up there and you can see  Flattop.  Be back at bike rental no later than 12:30.  If we're still waiting for late arriving hikers check out free 1964 Earthquake exhibit inside the blue mall where our store is located.

 12:30 - 12:45

 



Untimely
Check-in

 

  


At 12:35 if someone who reserved a seat didn't show up and if 14 or more people are waiting and wanting to go, we trigger the wait list and leave. 
Also, if less than seven people have signed up, those that are here can discuss and decide whether to split the difference to equal the $156 cost we need to run the shuttle.  So, six people - $26, five - $31, four - $39, three $52 or two people $78.

 12:45 to 1:00 PM

  Depart
A low-key Anchorage city tour for only $22.   departs DBR.  Van passes library in mid-town where it sometimes stops to pick up more (scheduled) hikers.

1:30 PM

    
Arrive Trailhead

Van arrives at Glen Alps in Chugach State Park. Elevation: 2,200 feet. Click here for live web cam shots of Flattop and the parking lot.

1:30 - 4PM

  HIKING
Time


Van remains parked at trailhead.  Driver does his own hike.  Everyone meets back at van at or before 4pm.

4:00 PM

  Leave Trailhead
Hiking in Anchorage, Alaska. departs taking a different return route back to make a circuit tour of the city.   

 4:30 PM

 

Arrive

Downtown 


Van arrives @ DBR.  Flattop t-shirts for sale at our store.  Free water refills.  If after hiking you decide to rent a bike you'll save $2. HIKE/BIKE SPLIT.  Merge the SPLIT with the EVENING SPECIAL (returning hikers can begin biking at 4:30 instead of 5:30) allows you to ride until 10 pm or overnight until 9 am for just $14 more dollars. Total SPLIT cost - $37.   

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No Deposit to Sign Up.  See FAQ 3.

Shuttle Runs if 7 people Sign Up.  See 
FAQs 7, 8.

During September as the month proceeds, it's more likely less than 7 People will sign up.

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The "Sidewalk Sign-Up Sign" shows first names of scheduled hikers.  A bracket indicates a group.  Happy faces are for hikers who have signed-up and checked-in.   Late check-ins (without happy faces) risk losing their seats if we sell out.  No deposit or credit card information taken to sign up.  Pay when you check-in between noon and about 12:30.  If your plans change, please promptly call to free up your seat for someone else.

 
   

We Accept MC, Visa, Amex, Discover.  There is no sales tax in Anchorage.

 

 

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