Glacier National Park will require reservations to enter the park from multiple entrances in 2024.
Glacier Outfitters rents high-quality Electric bikes and hybrid bikes with disc brakes. We also have pull behind trailers, bike racks and a hiker/biker shuttle available for your Going-to-the-Sun Road adventures!
Have questions about biking Going-to-the-Sun Road? We've got answers! We've compiled all of our most frequently asked questions about biking GTTSR into one page and given detailed answers to help you better plan for your adventure in Glacier! Visit our Biking Going-to-the-Sun Road FAQs page and then come back here to book your bikes. But hurry! We do sell out!
See our handy guide for choosing your bike!
Tipping is greatly appreciated! Our crew works so hard to make sure your gear is in its best condition before you arrive and we work extra hard to make sure you feel confident about our gear and the park before we send you out on your adventure. While we may not be guiding you all day, we do believe that the service we provide is just as quality and worthy of tipping. We accept credit card and cash tips. No cash? Ask your GO Team Member to add on a credit card tip when you return your gear. Thank you in advance!
Electric Bikes may be picked up once we open at 7:00 am. All bikes are due back by 7:00 pm and are charged $1 per minute that they are late.
Hybrid Bikes may be picked up at 7am or the night before, between 5pm and 8pm, based on availability.
Glacier Outfitters offers a bike shuttle during the biker season until Going to the Sun Rd opens to cars. The cost is $40 per person and reservations are required. The shuttle runs, based on availability and demand, up to two times a day at 8am and/or 11am. We strongly recommend booking our shuttle if renting E-bikes, as the bikes are heavy and can damage vehicles when placed on bike racks--you are responsible for your bike rental, racks and vehicle at all times.
If shuttles are not available or you prefer not to take the shuttle, you can rent a bike rack and transport bikes on your personal vehicle to Avalanche. Bike racks hold up to three hybrid bikes or two E-bikes, and can attach to most vehicles. If you have a hitch, we have a bike rack that can carry up to five hybrid bikes, or four E-bikes. Please note that you are responsible for your own vehicle.
Please be aware that we request that bikes not be transported inside the cab of your vehicle and that they be transported upright if you are using a truck bed. Absolutely no wheel removal, even if you really feel like you know what you are doing. Our bike mechanic will yell at us if he sees any more bikes that had a wheel taken off for transportation.
Also be aware that parking at Avalanche is very limited and often fills up early.
No. We do not allow any attachments on our electric bikes for the safety of our customers.
Spring conditions are very hard to keep ahead of. The best things to do are watch the Glacier National Park Facebook page and monitor the Glacier National Park official website. The most up to date information is generally available here. Glacier Outfitters also does their best to keep up to date, so feel free to shoot us a text with any questions about how far up the road you MAY be able to access. There are also several Facebook groups dedicated to Glacier information - make sure to verify what you read on these pages, however, as information may not be accurate.
One thing that is relatively predictable each spring is that plowing operations will limit how far up the road you can bike. If your goal is to get to Logan Pass, plan to bike on a weekend.
Technically, yes. Be aware that you will be biking in heavy traffic with steep drop offs, regardless of the time of day you choose to go. GTTSR is very narrow and has no bike lanes or shoulders. You will be biking in the road, with cars at all times. We generally do not recommend biking the road once it is open to cars unless you are an avid cyclist and used to biking in the road with cars. Additionally, please be aware of limits to when you can be on the road on a bike during peak season. More information is available on the Glacier National Park website.
See our handy guide below to bikeable routes in the park for more information!
Reservations are not canceled for fog, rain, or a chilly day. We will cancel if the conditions are unsuitable for paddling or biking (lightning, strong winds or extreme weather). Cancellations made at least 3 days prior to the trip will receive a full refund. Canceling with 24 hours notice or more will be able to transfer payment to a future trip or program. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will receive no refund. No-shows will also forfeit the entire reservation fee. If we cancel due to an emergency, extreme weather, or if the rental item is down for repairs you may reschedule or receive a full refund. If Glacier Outfitters has to cancel the reservation, we will make every attempt to contact you in a timely fashion.
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