Bicycling in Glacier means sharing the roads with both recreational and passenger vehicles of all size. Special precautions need to be taken by all visitors to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. Vehicles need to allow a 3 ft (1 m) distance between their vehicle and bicyclists.
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 for Apgar, Sprague Creek, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Two Medicine and Rising Sun. In the reservation campgrounds, St. Mary and Fish Creek, the fee is $8.00 for the first person and $5.00 for every individual beyond the first. If hiker/biker sites are full or campers do not want to share a site, hikers/bicyclists must use regular unoccupied campsites. Read more about campgrounds on the Camping page.
Hiker/biker sites are not available to motorcyclists. They must use regular unoccupied campsites.
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:
Are There Bike Trails?
Bicycles are permitted on all of the roads in the park but are not permitted on trails, with three exceptions:
Additionally, the Inside North Fork Road is temporarily closed to vehicles between Camas Creek and Logging Creek and makes an excellent, although unpaved, route for exploring the park by bicycle.
Spring Hiker-Biker Season
In 2020 the final finish work will be ongoing along sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Mainenance and work vehicles will be traveling along the section of the road between Avalanche Creek and the work sites. Hikers and bikers should be aware that, although the road is closed to public vehicle access, there will be construction vehicles using this route.
Beginning mid-May, and running on weekends until the road is fully open to vehicles, a shuttle service will operate between the Apgar Visitor Center and Avalanche Creek, with a stop at Lake McDonald Lodge. Shuttles will operate between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and are equipped with a bike trailer to transport bicycles.
Visit our keyboard shortcuts docs for details
This video highlights the spring biking season in Glacier National Park. It shows what to bring and how to enjoy this early season in the park. There is no narration.
Last updated: January 16, 2020