Biking Glacier National Park: Self Guided
Tired of the Glacier National Park vehicle traffic? Try biking Glacier National Park, instead. 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. If you want a classic bike ride, try biking the Going To The Sun Road.
A self guided biking trip of Glacier National Park begins at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s office, located on the Gateway to Glacier Bike Path. From our office, you can ride directly into West Glacier and Glacier National Park, or head west along the Bike Path and explore the towns of Coram and Hungry Horse. Great places to eat, drink, and recreate are located along the Bike Path — read more about them here!
We rent men’s, women’s, and children’s Raleigh Cadent 3 bikes, which are a hybrid between a mountain bike and a road bike. In other words, comfortable, safe, and perfect for biking around many miles of Northwest Montana! Helmets are included with each rental.
Self Guided Glacier National Park Biking: What To Know
What To Bring
We suggest when preparing for biking Glacier National Park — particularly if you are headed up the Going-to-the-Sun Road — as though you 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. Even if you think the day is nice enough for shorts, bring synthetic layers, such as long underwear or high-tech exercise leggings. Definitely pack rain pants and jacket, and a puffy coat or fuzzy fleece jacket, as conditions are likely to change. Gloves and a warm hat are a must in the high country, particularly in the shoulder seasons. Hiking shoes are advised. Bring a water bottle or purchase one at our retail store for $3.
Also, if you’re biking in Glacier National Park, be sure to check out the regulations.
Other Glacier National Park Biking Options
If you’d like an interpretive, guided experience with one of our highly trained, friendly, and entertaining guides on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, or other paved roads within Glacier National Park, we do those, too! Spring and fall only.