Glacier Park Bike Shuttle

2023 Glacier National Park Bike Shuttle

Between the parking issues at Avalanche and the new Entrance Reservation Tickets required for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor this summer, a bike shuttle is the easiest way to check Glacier National Park biking off your Bucket List!

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Pricing

Cost: $40 roundtrip (shuttle only)

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Trip Details

Until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to vehicles, use our Bike Shuttle! We run the shuttle 7 days a week, typically beginning in early to mid-May

Drive to our office, located on Highway 2, approxpimately 1.5 miles outside of Glacier’s main West Entrance. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Rent a bike from us and hop into our shuttle rig, or load your bike onto our trailer and leave your car in our parking lot. Either way, we’ll drive you and your bike into the park, where you can enjoy a self-guided biking adventure on Glacier’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road. No details, no logistics, no entry tickets, no fighting over parking spaces, and no stress!

Don’t forget your Park Pass! This is not the same as a vehicle reservation. Click here to learn why

You’ll have about 4 hours to explore the road — think 3 hours up, and 1 hour down — before meeting us for the trip back to West Glacier.

Trip Length

West Glacier to Avalanche Time Slots

  • May 16th until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to vehicles over Logan Pass
  • Drop off at 10am, Pickup at 2:45pm
  • Drop off at 12pm, Pickup at 4:45pm
  • These time frames are very firm. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to drop off and to pick up to allow for adequate time to safely load bikes and passengers for an on-time departure/arrival.

What to bring:

Pack your bear spray, lunch, and layers and have fun!

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Safety First

Dress for change. Elevation gains mean temperatures and weather can change quickly. Avoid hypothermia by packing multiple layers of clothing suitable for wet, cold, and windy conditions.

Be avalanche aware. Late-season avalanches can occur at higher elevations. If you see evidence of a recent avalanche like fresh snow piles on the road, do not cross avalanche debris. Turn around. More snow could slide. Hike or bike with a friend and have a plan for getting help. If you cannot avoid crossing an avalanche chute, move across one person at a time while another acts as lookout.

Bike and hike defensively. Treat the road like a trail and watch out for paving cracks, black ice, and falling rocks. Use extreme caution when traveling downhill. While biking, wear a helmet, stay in your lane, and pull to the side of the road when stopping. Keep young riders close. Carry a repair kit and a bicycle light. Don’t forget bear spray.

Know where plows and construction crews are working. Be aware that administrative vehicles and snow plows may be on the road preparing the area for public vehicle access. Know where you can hike and bike before you go to the park by checking the park’s road status webpage. It will tell you where the hiker-biker closure is during weekdays while plow and construction crews are working.

Additional Details

  • Advanced reservations and payment in full required to reserve shuttle. Any cancellations received more than 48 hours in advance are fully refundable. No change fees, depending on availability.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to drop off/pick up in order to load bikes and be ready to leave at the stated time.
  • Runs Sunday, May 16, 2023 until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to vehicles between Avalanche Trailhead and Jackson Glacier Overlook.
  • Additional Fees: Glacier National Park entrance fee. Purchase your pass in advance here.
  • Gratuities are shared amongst staff and are always appreciated.
  • Minimum Age: None, but please be advised that we do not have car seats/boosters to accommodate younger children.
  • Destination: to Lake McDonald Lodge or the Avalanche Trailhead, i.e. wherever the western road closure is on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Check Road Status here.

Glacier National Park Biking – More Info

  • Biking Testimonial

    We rented two e-bikes and were super happy with the experience! This outfitters location is great for picking up bikes bc there is a bike path that leads all the way back into West Glacier so you don’t have to transport your bikes by car or ride on the road to get into the park to start biking. We left our rental car in the lot all day and headed out directly from the bike lot to get our day started. Checking out the bikes and returning them was super easy and quick – we had made reservations on line which I highly recommend to ensure you get an e-bike if you want one and to ensure you get one that is the right size – very important especially if you’re short like me (5’2″) cause these bikes are a bit heavy and even the smallest size is still pretty big. No issues with the bike quality and e-biking the going to the sun road was SO much fun and doable for anybody whose ridden a bike before – you def don’t have to be a bike pro to have a good time.

    — Kiana Cano

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  • Biking Testimonial

    My husband and I had a half day fly fishing trip through Glacier Guides and Montana Raft. The whole experience was great, from making the reservations online, a phone conversation before our trip, checking in, customer service, and our wonderful guide. Glacier Guides was very easy to work with to get the trip we wanted, and very welcoming when we arrived. Everything happened exactly as advertised and exactly on time. Our guide Cam was just terrific. He took us down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, taught us about fly fishing, helped us with our technique, and was a great companion throughout. It was a beautiful day on the river and a true highlight of our time in Montana.

    — Lisa

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  • Biking Testimonial

    Used Glacier Guides/Montana Raft Company for a bike trip up the Going to the Sun road in West Glacier and a white water rafting trip on the Flathead River. Jordan was our guide for the former, Blaine for the latter, and both were really awesome. Would definitely use them again for future hikes, biking, and rafting.

    — Joe Themig

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  • Biking Testimonial

    Amazing time riding bikes on the Going to the sun road! Very helpful staff made sure that we had the best possible time.

    — Matt Thielen

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