Day Trip Packing List

Prepare for a Glacier bike tour just as you would for a hike. On a nice day, shorts will work just fine! On a cold day, bring warm, breathable layers. Keep in mind that rain and snow are always possible in the mountains.

  • Breathable layers, like long underwear, tights, or yoga pants.
  • Rain pants and a rain jacket – the road may be wet from melting snow.
  • Warm layer, like a puffy or fleece jacket.
  • Gloves, for biking or just simple fleece.
  • Baseball cap if it’s hot, stocking cap if it’s cool – or maybe both! The weather is always subject to change in the mountains.
  • Sunglasses and straps.
  • Spare corrective eye wear, glasses, or contact.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Hiking shoes or tennis shoes are advised.
  • Daypack with hydration system or 2 water bottles. You can purchase water bottles in our retail store.
  • Camera (optional)
  • Compact binoculars (optional)
  • Park entrance pass and ID or money to purchase one  –  (You will not need to get an additional vehicle reservation ticket- learn more here.)
  • Gratuity for guide (18-20% is the standard for our industry)

Most of these items are available for sale in our West Glacier office if you forget something.  Hiking, backpacking, camping, and river gear is available to rent – reservations are recommended.

6-Day Glacier Bike Adventure Packing List


  • Duffel bag for overnight clothing/gear
  • Daypack (30L)
  • Rain Cover for Daypack (or line inside of pack with garbage bag.)


  • Long Underwear Top and Bottom (Midweight, Synthetic)
  • Midweight Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
  • Polar Fleece or Insulated Jacket (needed in June and September)*
  • Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
  • Rain Pants
  • Pair of Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
  • Fleece/Wool Hat
  • Fleece/Wool Gloves
  • Synthetic Wicking T-Shirt (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
  • Pair of Biking Shorts (Quick-Dry Lightweight)
  • Lightweight Hiking Boots or shoes
  • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks – no cotton please
  • Sandals for Camp (Teva/Chaco type)


  • Valid Passport to cross US-Canadian border. 
  • Park entrance pass and ID or money to purchase one  –  (You will not need to get an additional vehicle reservation ticket- learn more here.)
  • Gratuity for Guide (18 to 20% is the standard for our industry)
  • Water Bottles that fit into a bike water bottle cage. (Two 1-Liter)
  • Ziploc Bags (larger size; to organize, keep items clean and dry)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, personal wipes, wash cloth.)
  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat or Ball Cap
  • Bug Spray
  • Headlamp with Fresh Batteries


  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bike shoes and bike pedals (if you want to bring your own)
  • Fleece Pants (for trips in June and September)*
  • Camp Towel
  • Camp Pillow (lightweight, packable)(there are full size pillows at the Chalets)
  • Bandana
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses and Straps
  • Ear Plugs
  • Small Multi Tool
  • Reading and Writing Materials
  • Fishing Gear – if you want to fish
  • Your Favorite Snack!
  • Alcoholic Beverages (no glass, consider weight for trip)


  • Vehicle Reservation Ticket for Glacier National Park
  • Bicycles and helmets. (E-bikes available at an additional cost)
  • Bike Repair Kit
  • All camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag)
  • All Group Cooking Gear and Food
  • Stove and Fuel
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Water Filter
  • Bear Spray
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trowel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Multi Tool
  • Map