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:
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.
Bicycle rentals are not available inside the park.
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 bicycling on some trails.
Did You Know?
Established as the 10th national park, Glacier celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 11, 2010. More...