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

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

OR

LOCALS WITH BIKES NEEDING A ONE-WAY SHUTTLE 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 very affordable 3.5-hour outdoor afternoon excursion suited to your individual needs.  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 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.  Some bring lunch.  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.*
 

When hiking, if at any point you decide it is too strenuous or too steep, no worries, turn around wherever and whenever you want.  Fast hikers have time to go to the second or third peak.  Up there you'll run along a ridge line.  Unlike on the Flattop trail, up there you'll likely be alone.

No matter how fast or far you 
HIKE the  great views provide a reward for every footstep. Even on cloudy or rainy days it's still a good time. You will get 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.

 

 

Call:  907-279-3334


or

email to reserve your seat(s)


 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 SUMMER SCHEDULE

Noon - 12:30

  Timely Check-in
Check-in at Downtown Bicycle Rental ("DBR") pay, sign hike release, and pick-up/read handout/directions "How to Hike Flattop." Before we leave you'll have time to take glass elevator across the street to the top of tall parking garage which has great views including one of Flattop.  If you still have time, check out free 1964 Earthquake exhibit inside the blue mall where our store is located.

 12:30 - 12:45

 



Untimely
Check-in

 

  


At 12:45 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.  (Van has 14 seats.)  If no one is on the wait list, last minute arrival(s) are welcome aboard.  Boarding begins at 12:55 pm.

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 $150 cost we need to run the shuttle.  So, 6 people - $25, 5 - $30, 4 - $37.50, 3 - $50, 2 - $75.

 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.  Route: South on C St, L on 36th, R Seward Hwy, L O'Malley, R Hillside, L Upper Huffman, R Toilsome.  

1:30 PM

    
Arrive Trailhead

Van arrives at Glen Alps in Chugach State Park. Elevation: 2,200 feet. 

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.  Return route goes past scenic Bicentennial Park then through university.       

 4:30 PM

 

Return

Downtown 


Van arrives @ DBR.  Flattop t-shirts & ice cream 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 - $36.   

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No Deposit to Sign Up.  See FAQ 3.

Shuttle Runs if 7 people Sign Up.  See 
FAQs 7, 8, 9,10
.
Unless It's Raining, During Summer, At Least 7 People Almost Always 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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