Guided Biking In Glacier National Park
Now taking reservations for 2024
When Glacier is still largely under snow, the best way to explore her beauty is by bicycle. Explore roads closed to vehicle traffic with our experienced, friendly, and interpretive guides.
Regular Bike: $199/person
Other : Glacier National Park Entrance Fee (not included in price)
Guide Tip: Industry rate 18-20% (not included in price)
Time: Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:30 meeting time, 2:00 p.m. departure, beginning mid May until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens fully to vehicles.
Trip Duration: Typically 4 – 5 hours, depending on road conditions/availability
Distance: About 16-42 miles, depending on road conditions.
Elevation Gain: up to 3,345′
Destination: the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road/Logan Pass, depending on road conditions.
14 for regular bikes
What's Included, What to Bring
- Our friendly, interpretive guides go with you – they carry safety equipment, such as bear spray, a first aid kit, and bike tools. You will need a daypack to carry your water, dinner, and layers.
- Transportation into Glacier Park, to and from Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s main office, is included.
- Bikes and helmets are included.
- Homemade, locally sourced, largely organic sack dinner, is included.
Friendly reminder: we’ll stay together as a group. Due to insurance regulations, you must ride on our bikes, not yours.
1:30 PM – Arrive at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier to meet your guide. Get fitted for a bike and helmet.
2:00 PM – Depart for your bike tour. Typically, we bike on the iconic Going to the Sun Road, from Avalanche up into the alpine section. If the road is closed we may bike elsewhere. See below for more info.
7:30 PM – Return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.
When Glacier is still largely under snow, the best way to explore her beauty is by bicycle. Explore roads closed to vehicle traffic with friendly, interpretive guides.
First, arrive at the comfortable Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier, just a mile or so outside of Glacier National Park, at 1:30 pm. Next, meet your guide and get fitted for a bike and helmet. Go over the details of the afternoon ahead. Around 2:00 pm, depart for your bike tour. Typically, you ride in a van to the Going to the Sun road closure point at Lake McDonald Lodge or the Avalanche trailhead. If the Going to the Sun Road is closed to biking, you might drive to Apgar Village and ride on the Camas Road. See below for more information.
Up, Up, and Away
Next, bike the Going to the Sun Road up into the alpine section of the road. The afternoon departure time allows you to take advantage of the afternoon warmth and the frequently stunning light. Along the way, stop to enjoy a delicious, hearty sack dinner. How far will you ride? It depends on how far the road crews have plowed the road to Logan Pass.
During June, some tours may go all the way to Logan Pass.
Finally, tours typically return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft around 7:30 pm.
What If The Going-to-the-Sun Road Is Closed To Hiker/Biker Traffic?
Keep in mind that around here, we joke that we have two seasons, winter and road construction. When roads are closed or are in rough shape for guided biking, we may reroute our trip to another area of Glacier National Park. This may be an area which is open to vehicle traffic, such as the Camas Road. Alternatively, it may involve involve a van shuttle to a road on Glacier’s stunning east side, which will be several hours long. We’ll always keep you aware of your options.