Ptarmigan Trail to Overlook

Distance: 5 Miles TotalHiking on the Ptarmigan Trail to the Overlook
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 1,036 Feet
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
Best Used: From May until November

Kids: Great Hike for Kids (Big and Small)
 Allowed on leash
Bring: Water, snacks, and a camera (maybe some binoculars)
Features: Beautiful wildflowers, streams, lovely meadows, Aspen and Pine trees, wildlife, great view of the valley and lake

The Hike

Hiking on the Ptarmigan Trail to the Overlook

This is a beautiful little hike that is easily accessible from Silverthorne, Colorado. The toughest part of the hike is the first 1/2 mile, which is fairly steep and completely exposed. But even this part of the trail has its perks as it has a plethora of beautiful wildflowers to stop and look at.

After the steep climb, you will slowly descend and traverse through wildflowers, meadows, and trees until you begin a slow climb up the mountain through aromatic Pine and Aspen trees. Along the way you will cross a few streams and find plenty of places to stop and grab a snack, we really liked sitting alongside the streams.

At the end of this trail you will find a few benches to sit and rest on as you look out over the amazing valley below. It is truly a fantastic view and one you should be sure to sit back and take a few minutes to enjoy.

Hiking on the Ptarmigan Trail to the Overlook