Flattop Mountain Shuttle
In Anchorage, Alaska on 4th Ave between C & D

For Anchorage visitors without rental cars who want to hike flattop mountain

Or
Locals with bikes needing one-way transport into the mountains

Round-Trip - $23

Group of Four or More - $21 (each)

One Way with your Own Bike - $16

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. excursion.

Schedule & Check-in Procedure

We Operate Only From
May 1 - October 31

 

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 down town Anchorage and Flattop's trailhead for only $23 per-person.

A scenic, safe, affordable, independent outdoor afternoon excursion. We drive you 15-miles (30 minutes) from down town 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 sometimes 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, up there you will likely be completely alone. Hikers must begin their descent by 3 pm so that they are back in the parking lot at or before 4 pm.Click here for the handout "How to Hike the Flattop Mountain Trail."

Regardless of your pace the great views provide a reward for every footstep. Even on cloudy or rainy days and even for people who only hike a short way up, it is still a great value. Unlike with commission-driven comparable city tours, you get time and exercise in the mountains and see Anchorage at less than half the price. Compared to hiking in a group supervised by a guide, we charge 74% less without any advance (often non-refundable) payment. See More, pay less with us.    *Low key = quiet. Click here for map of round-trip van route and list of ten points of interest cited by driver.


To Reserve Your Seat(s)

email

Call 907-279-3334

Text 907-250-1170

No Deposit - See FAQ 2

Located at:
333 W.4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Map


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


Operating Permits

Flattop Mountain Shuttle operates under commercial six month
(May 1 - October 31) permits issued by:

Chugach State Park.
Municipality of Anchorage Transportation Inspection Division.

The municipality regulates our service as a Vehicle for Hire ("VFH"). Each spring the van must pass a 19-point inspection, obtain $700,000 in commercial insurance, and pay a $1050 VFH fee. Also, every two years the driver must obtain a chauffeur's license. The license requires a DOT physical exam, drug test, and training class.


Memberships and Affiliations

Alaska Travel Industry Association
Visit Anchorage
Alaska Trails