Angler Mountain Backcountry Trail
Drive 2.1 miles north on Hwy. 9/Blue River Parkway. Turn right on Bald Eagle Road and drive over the bridge across the Blue River for approximately ½ mi to the trailhead on the right. There is no parking for horse trailers at the trailhead. Gore Range views are excellent throughout from this trail. In the summer, the lower portion of the trail has many interpretive placards that identify plants including wild flowers.
The trail climbs steeply for 2.5 mi, from 8,620 ft. at the trailhead, to 9,820 ft. where it joins the Ptarmigan Peak Trail. A left turn (north) on the Ptarmigan Peak Trail and an additional 3.5-mile climb, takes you to the summit of Ptarmigan Peak at 12,498 ft. A right turn (south) on the Ptarmigan Peak Trail takes you about 1.9 mi back to its trailhead on Ptarmigan Road in Silverthorne at 9362 ft.