Glacier National Park - Biking/Bicycling

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Biking/Bicycling

Biking/Bicycling
Pedaling up the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Due to ongoing road rehabilitation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, portions of the roadbed may not be paved. Bicyclists should use caution riding on gravel portions of the road.

Your legs are burning and your heart is pounding. You glance back and see just how far you've come and then, almost afraid, you look up ahead to Logan Pass and see how far you still have to go. Welcome to bicycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. It's an exhilarating and challenging way to see Glacier National Park, and one that is becoming more and more popular each year.

Cyclists must observe all traffic regulations. Keep well to the right side of the road and ride in single file only. Pull off the road if four or more vehicles stack up behind you. In fog or after dark a white light in front and a red reflector on the rear of your bicycle are required. Be visible! Helmets are strongly advised. Attach a bright flag on a pole and wear light-colored clothing. Watch for falling rocks, drainage grates, and ice on road.

For safety and to ease congestion, restrictions are in effect on sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, from June 15 through Labor Day:

  • From Apgar Campground to Sprague Creek Campground bicycles are prohibited, both directions, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • From Logan Creek to Logan Pass east-bound (uphill) bicycle traffic is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Start early! It takes about 45 minutes to ride from Sprague Creek to Logan Creek and about three hours from Logan Creek to Logan Pass.

Biking/Bicycling on rent is not available inside the park.

Hiker/Biker Campsites

A limited number of sites at Apgar, Fish Creek, Sprague Creek, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Two Medicine, and St. Mary are available for bicyclists and hikers. Sites are shared with a capacity of up to 8 people; larger groups must split up or use group sites where available. The fee is $5.00 per person per night. If hiker/biker sites are full or campers do not want to share a site, hikers/bicyclists must use regular unoccupied campsites.

Hiker/bicycle sites are for non-motorized campers only. Motorcyclists must use regular unoccupied campsites.

In Glacier, bicycles are restricted to roadways, bike routes, or parking areas and are not allowed on trails.

Waterton Lakes National Park allows
bikingon some trails.

 
 
Glacier Pictures Did you know?
Many donít realize the glaciers in the park began melting almost a hundred years ago with rapid melting from 1917 to 1926. The climate then cooled from the 1940s to 1979 and some of the Glaciers actually grew in size.
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