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Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in the Spring
A Magical Experience in one of our Secret Seasons

One of the best kept secrets is the spring season when the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed to cars, but open to bikers and walkers, providing a quieter glimpse into the heart of Glacier National Park.

Visit the Road Status page on Glacier National Park's Website for updates on biking and hiking access. 

Gear up to ride as far as the plows allow, or bring the entire family for a leisurely ride and picnic along McDonald Creek as it cascades down toward Lake McDonald. 

Biking Glacier National park's Going-to-the-Sun Road in the spring time.
The road is quiet and open only to bicycling and walking.
When riding a bike you can hear the rushing of the waterfalls.
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A hundred years ago, President Taft signed the bill establishing Glacier as the country’s 10th national park. Today, you can partake in a favorite spring ritual, biking on the historic Sun Road after plows have pushed the deep, lingering snow off the storied pavement, and automobiles are blocked from passage by a simple, brown, metal gate and a sign at Lake McDonald Lodge: “Road Open for Hiking and Biking.”

Check the park's web site at www.nps.gov/glac for current road information.


Glacier National Park 7-Day Automobile/Vehicle Permit

This is a entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van). The permit is non-transferable. Visitors can enter the park at any time, if the entrance station is not staffed, a self-registration area is available for purchasing a 7-day park permit.

Summer Rate - $25.00
May 1 - October 31

Winter Rate - $15.00
November 1 - April 30

Glacier National Park 7-Day Single Entry Permit

This is a per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. The permit is non-transferable.

Summer Rate - $12.00
May 1 - October 31

Winter Rate - $10.00
November 1 - April 30


Check the Park's website for current road closures and conditions.

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Plowing begins in April. Visit Glacier National Park's Website for Road Status. 

West Glacier, MT 59936

Latitude: 48.616626000
Longitude: -113.875866000
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