Biking In Glacier National Park

Biking in Glacier National Park is one of the best ways active vacationers can experience the park. Experience the views at your own pace, feel the changes in temperature and elevation, and even stop to smell the flowers – there are so many! You have a couple options for biking in Glacier National Park. You can go with an interpretive guide up and down the Going-To-The-Sun Road — or other roads in Glacier that are closed to vehicle traffic. Or you can rent your own bikes for a self-guided tour in or near the park, creating your own custom biking adventure!

Guided Biking in Glacier National Park

Itinerary

9:45am – Arrive at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier to meet your guide and get fitted for bikes.

10:30am – Depart with your guide for your bike tour, which will typically occur on the iconic Going to the Sun Road.

4:30pm – Return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.

Guided biking in Glacier National Park is usually offered from mid May through mid-late June. Typically, the Going-To-The-Sun Road opens to vehicle traffic in mid-late June. If the Going-to-the-Sun Road is unavailable, we might bike on the lovely Camas Road, a hidden gem in Glacier National Park, or another road that is closed to vehicle traffic.

Guided Biking in Glacier National Park Trip Overview

Distance: ~15 miles, depending on how far the snow permits us to ride

Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet

Destination: Logan Pass, if snow permits

What’s Included

  • Our highly trained, friendly, and entertaining guides.
  • Transportation to and from Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s main office.
  • Men’s Raleigh Cadent 3 / Women’s Raleigh Alysa 3 bicycle with front fender and rear rack — small, medium, large, and extra-large frame choices.
  • Children’s Raleigh Alysa 24 or Rowdy bicycle — 20″ and 24″ frame choices.
  • Adults – Diamondback Helmet. Kids – Ultralight Pryme Helmet.
  • Homemade, locally sourced, largely organic sack lunch.

What to Bring

We suggest preparing for our interpretive Glacier National Park biking tours as though we were going hiking. On a nice day, shorts will work just fine! However, 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.
  • Hiking shoes or tennis shoes are advised.
  • Daypack with hydration system or 2 water bottles. You can purchase water bottles in our retail store for $3!

Cost

Cost: $110 per person. We do require a 2 person minimum for this trip to depart. What does that mean? If you are the only person signed up for a particular day, and would still like to go, the cost will be $220 for your private tour. Cost does not include Glacier National Park entrance fees or gratuity for guide.

Self Guided Biking in Glacier National Park

Tired of the Glacier National Park traffic? You can rent a bike from our office and ride the easy, downhill 1.5 miles to the West Glacier entrance! Glacier Guides and Montana Raft is located on the Gateway to Glacier Bike Path, which connects to Glacier National Park’s bike trails. We rent men’s, women’s, and children’s Raleigh Cadent 3 bikes. These bikes are specifically set up for the Going to the Sun Road. They are a hybrid between a mountain bike and a road bike.  In other words, they’re perfect for biking in and around Glacier National Park! Self guided Glacier National Park Bike rentals include Raleigh bicycle and helmet. $40/day