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Bike Glacier's Going to the Sun Road

West Glacier, Montana

based on 1 reviews



16 miles

Elevation Gain

2460 ft

Route Type



Added by Gavin Pirrie

A twist on the classic Going to the Sun Road - biking with the light of a full moon.

Bike up the road towards Logan Pass. Make sure to stay alert for traffic coming up and down the road. Helmets and flashing red, rear lights are required when biking at night in Glacier National Park. A forward facing light is also recommended to see gravel and other obstacles. Make sure to keep eyes out for wildlife on the road as they are more active during full moons.

There are multiple starting points depending on the challenge you are looking for - 

  • Starting from "The Loop" - 16 mi. round trip
  • Starting from Avalanche Lake - 30 mi. round trip  
  • Starting from Lake McDonald Lodge - 32 mi. round trip

Make sure to tune your bike up before you cycle the road!

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Picnic Area

Bike Glacier's Going to the Sun Road Reviews

If you go into Glacier during the off season (May/June) the going to the sun road is closed as they are still plowing it for summer use. The road (up until a certain point) is open to pedestrians and bikers! It’s soooooo nice to be able to use the road car free! Be BEAR AWARE and have bear spray. We encountered a black bear on the way down but had heard of numerous close encounters where we were minutes away from a bear sighting. I suggest renting or bringing an e-bike, it makes the uphill a lot easier :)

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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