Day Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge


Day Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge

Partial Chain Lakes Loop & Ptarmigan Ridge Trails, photography the views/scenery as we go.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower with frequent stops

Meet near the kiosk sign at the Artist Point parking lot at 9am

This activity is reserved for those staying at Baker Lodge. You must make a reservation there before registering for this activity.


We will be walking at a leisurely pace along a portion of the Chain Lake Loops Trail and a small bit of the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail before turning back to Artist Point. 

This trail has a narrow path with sheer drop-offs, so you must have good balance. Trekking poles are also a good idea. You MUST have your 10 essentials (including a first aid kit)!

As for camera gear, keep it as light and simple as possible (you probably don't want to bring your tripod.

Here's a better map of the proposed route.


Ptarmigan Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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