Glacier National Park Bike Tour, Lizard Head Cycling Guides
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Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Highlights

NOTE: Our Glacier National Park Bike Tour is popular and dates fill up fast, so make your reservations ASAP to secure your spot!

Yes, you can ride Glacier!  Although it is mountainous terrain, we offer lower mileage options for each stage.

Thanks to all of our past clients and now friends – you’ve made our tours tremendously successful! Join your friends at Lizard Head Cycling Guides for a northern locale that meets our standard for unique cycling, lodging and dining experiences. Glacier National Park is a bucket-list road cycling and hiking journey!

Glacier National Park was nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent” by conservationist George Bird Grinnel (the glaciers being the “jewels”), the park offers a true world-class experience.

Each year Glacier National Park and its Canadian sister, Waterton Lakes National Park, deliver among our highest guest satisfaction rate. The mountains are gorgeoous, the riding is invigorating, and the scenery is second to none.  This is your year for Glacier!

Why Ride Glacier National Park with Lizard Head Cycling?

Because a tour to Glacier National Park Bike Tour is not complete without riding into Canada’s Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park! Many of our competitors don’t ride to Ohhhh Canada. Why? Heaven knows, but Lizard Head Cycling Guides certainly does to take in the heavenly beauty of Waterton National Park, plus it’s fun to ride across an international border on the bike. 🙂

Families with Teenage Riders?

Our Glacier National Park bike tour is  one of our best tours for families. We have taken numerous families on this tour and they integrate well with other riders. The roads are safe, the parks offer a variety of activities (swimming and canoeing) and there are easily accessible mileage options for a variety of abilities.


Going to the Sun, Anyone?

Check out the following link to explore a very cool story map focusing on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road. It was put together by Leslie Zolman, GIS coordinator for the Montana Office of Tourism.

Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Testimonials

Read what past guests on our Glacier National Park Bike Tour have to say…

It was a spectacular trip and Matt and MJ did a seamless job making everything work with a large group! They were great. The area is great and your routes were heaven! – Susannah

Our family of 5 (three teenagers) recently completed the Glacier National Park tour. We had a phenomenal experience – stunning scenery, incredible food, and great company. Our guides Matt and Wylie went above and beyond to make sure every detail was covered and all tour members were comfortable. I expected them to be good cyclists but their attention to the food was a delightful surprise. Every breakfast, lunch, and snack stop was just perfect – a variety of fresh, healthy and flavorful options. My kids are still talking about Matt’s chicken salad, and Wylie even managed espressos one morning. I came home with loads of inspiration and a few recipes for future road trips. Matt’s photography skills were another bonus – he captured the scenery in a way I never could. We’re already looking forward to another trip and would highly recommend Lizard Head to our friends. – Melissa

I have just completed your most recent tour of the Glacier and Waterton Park. I write to commend the excellent service provided by the tour leaders Matthew Wright and Liam Eifert. I am a slower rider but they were always there with support and encouragement and clear directions. The lunches they prepared were balanced, tasty and packed with calories. They deserve a bonus. – John

We really enjoyed our trip up to glacier. Lodging was great, food was great, and the guides were fantastic!! The cycling was challenging but my training paid off and it all was very manageable. – Leigh

Amy and I had a fantastic trip – everything about it was great, the people, guides, and spectacular scenery. Matt and Wiley were absolutely amazing, catering to everyone’s needs. We won’t hesitate to go on another Lizard Head tour in the future. Thanks again for an awesome trip. – David and Amy

Lizard Head Cycling is a first class bike guiding company. With so much uncertainty today due to COVID restrictions and border crossing between the U.S. and Canada, you guys pulled it off in grand style. Your guides, Roy and Ally, were incredibly “agile” in adapting to unforeseen challenges. Kudos to them. (T)he Going to the Sun from West Glacier was everything and more than expected. Thank you for the opportunity to complete a biking bucket list item. – Garry P.

This was our first tour with Lizard Head and it did not disappoint. The theme of “fun and flexible” was perfect to keep in mind for the unexpected things that came up on our tour. Our guides were stellar in their ability to work through any challenges they were faced with each day and as you know there were some. They were awesome!! We have nothing but good things to say about Lizard Head and your staff. We really appreciated their encouragement and the daily overviews of what to expect each day. – Warm Regards, Debbie and Bruce S.

I’m writing to let you know what a wonderful trip we had to Glacier National Park with Roy and Dave as our tour guides. From day one to the end of the trip they made it fun and exciting. We enjoyed the beautiful mountains and the places we stayed. I was very impressed with the food that was prepared everyday for us at lunch. They worked hard to please everyone who had food allergies which I really appreciated. Alberta, Canada was really pretty and the people that we stayed with while visiting there were amazing. From them serving dinner and breakfast and hearing stories about their town made me feel like we were definitely welcomed. Dave and Roy deserve a raise for all there hard work preparing for this trip. We really enjoyed meeting them and spending a week getting to know them. Roy and Dave are great guys. We are glad that our friend Amelia picked such an awesome place to visit. We will definitely be riding with your group again in the future. – Richard and Cheryl

I LOVED every minute of the ride/trip. Emily and Michael (the guides) were very helpful and kind. Thank you for creating rides that have a good amount of mileage and climbs. I’m soooooo glad I did this & would love to to do another. Lizard Head is fantastic and you “run” a great adventure business. Thanks for the spectacular adventure. 🙂 – Monique T.

I just returned from the Glacier tour. We had the best group and leaders. Thank you! The challenge, the beauty and the bears. 🙂 I have already started to spread the word of how great Lizard Head Cycling is! Thanks again. – Sue

My sister and I were recent participants on (the) trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes. Emily and Michael were our trip leaders. I want to relate my thanks to them and my praise for their work. They were competent in all aspects of the trip–knowledgeable about biking tips and the terrain, a source of tons of information about the natural landscape we were surrounded by, and quite good cooks. They were also able to provide the proper amount of coaching to get us up the hills (our trip was a split of very experienced mountain cyclists and those who were not), and also know at what point a little “bump” would be helpful. I looked forward for most of the year for this trip. It went far beyond my expectations. – Michelle G.

I wanted to express personally our favorable experience with our guides, Peter Gross and Anna Bontrager. I was so impressed with their cheery attitude, maturity, ability to cope with changes, preparedness, organization, trailer backing expertise in tight quarters, and ability to go up and down the ladders with the bikes, even with the e-bikes. Anna and Peter did a great job describing each days ride and providing alternatives to reduce some of the climbing yet still get a great ride in. – Pete

Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Dates

Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. Please see the Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar for confirmed departures. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891

To easily register for a particular tour, please click the Book Now! link after the tour date listed below. This will select the tour name and the appropriate date on the registration form.

2024 Tour Dates

  • July 14 to 19, 2024SOLD OUT
  • July 21 to 26, 2024 (Book Now!) – TOUR A GO! Limited availability, register soon
  • July 28 to August 2, 2024 (Book Now!) – TOUR A GO! Limited availability, register soon
    For a limited time new registrations for this tour date will receive a free bike rental!
  • August 4 to 9, 2024 (Book Now!) – TOUR A GO!
    For a limited time new registrations for this tour date will receive a free bike rental!
  • August 11 to 16, 2024SOLD OUT
  • September 8 to 13, 2024 (Book Now!) – TOUR OPENED 2 riders needed to make GO

Tour Status Notes: NO STATUS = Date Set, no riders have signed up. TOUR OPENED = Tour Opened, rider minimums not met. TOUR A GO! = Tour is Go, rider minimums met. SOLD OUT = Tour Full, rider maximums met.

Why Should you Sign-Up Now and OPEN a Tour Date?
This is the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum! We need our cyclists to first commit to the date that works for them so that we can commit to that date.

For starters, when you OPEN a date you get to pick your preferred departure date, and there is no penalty if the tour does not run. Once you pick your tour date, Lizard Head closes nearby dates and funnels all additional riders to your chosen date until the tour meets its 6 rider minimum.

BONUS: As an added bonus, we can also hold a spot for you on another tour date of your choosing. There is no fee to switch to another tour date.

In conclusion, if you want a tour to run, we need you to sign up and not wait for others to do the same! Waiting for others may mean that a tour date takes longer or does not confirm. Just Do It! Once a few riders jump into the proverbial waters, others will follow!

Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Overview

Reptile Rewards

*** A Passport is Required to Enter Canada! ***

Tour Length: 6-Days Cycling/5-Nights Lodging

Starting & Ending Towns: Whitefish or Kalispell, Montana – We have a meeting hotel pick up in each town for your convenience.

Flight & Shuttle: Fly into Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) or Missoula International Airport (MSO). You are responsible for securing your own ground transportation to Whitefish or Kalispell – depending on which meeting hotel location you choose.

Tour Ending: The tour ends in the evening on Friday after a 1/2 day of whitewater rafting. If you wish to skip the rafting in order to travel home on Friday night, specific travel logistics will be included in the tour confirmation.

Total Miles: 150 to 325, additional mileage options available. (Can I keep up on this tour?)

Ability Level: Intermediate (2/3)  to Upper Intermediate (3) 

Group Size: 6 to 15 cyclists

Tour Cost: $3,695 per person with shared accommodations. Add $570 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (5-Nights).

Tour Discounts: Please see our Reptile Rewards & Tour Discounts page to learn more about Reptile Rewards, Tour Discounts, and Group Discounts. Tour discounts are not stackable with any other discounts or promotions – only the highest valued discount is provided. Please note that for discounts to apply the tour minimum must be met.

Tour Includes: 6-Days guide service, 5-Nights lodging, most meals (4 dinners, 5 lunches, 4 breakfasts), entrance fees, lunch en route daily, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, bike rental, and massage (if available) are additional.

Non-Riding Spouses & Partners on Tour: If a non-riding spouse or partner would like to join you on tour and they have their own transportation, they can stay in your room for the cost of the tour's single room supplement. Please note that non-riders cannot check into hotels prior to guide arrival as the guides need to manage the check-in process. Checking in a large group can be challenging and take longer than normal, so non-riders need to hang back and be patient. Non-riding spouses and partners are welcome to join the Lizard Head meal plan which includes breakfasts and dinners for $75 per day. Note: Lunches are not included for non-riders driving their own vehicles due to the inherent variability of both lunch timing and locations. It is best for non-riders to plan to explore each day.

Lodging Includes 5-Nights: (subject to change)

Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests are on-their-own to make reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Road Bike Rentals

NOTE: The make, model, and specifications of rental bikes may differ from what is described below. Please contact us if you have any specific needs for a rental bike or have any questions about rental bikes.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides is proud to rent Scott Bikes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn more about our Rental Bikes and Equipment

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing. Please note that E-Bikes are not available for certain tours including those that involve camping. Please contact us for more information before registering for a tour. NOTE: E-Bikes are great, but our tours are designed to be ridden without motorized assistance. We offer "bumps" along the road so that everyone can stay together.

Tandems and Recumbents: Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at or call us at 970.728.5891

Meals On Tour

Lizard Head Cycling Guides provides most meals on all tours (unless otherwise noted) including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guides will prepare a daily lunch en route for nearly every tour, both road and off-road, as well as provide nutritious snacks at periodic aid stations during the day.

Most of our road tours utilize local restaurants for all meals and occasionally guides may prepare a dinner or two during a tour. Due to the nature of being "off the grid", most of our off-road tours feature guide prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. FUN NOTE: When guides prepare a meal in camp and the guests sit around and watch, this is called "Guide TV". :)

We also pride ourselves on being able to cater to specific dietary requests and needs, so rest assured that you will be able to get the nutrition that works best for you during your tour. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, or a someone who loves it all – we will keep you well fed during the tour!

Lunches: Lizard Head Cycling Guides prepares healthy lunches to keep you going. We will serve you fresh organic fruits and veggies, salads, hummus, sandwich fixings, nuts, gourmet cheeses and, of course, plenty of salty/sweet snacks such as chips and cookies.

Dinners: On our road tours, Lizard Head Cycling sources our favorite restaurants in each town that we visit. Our guides focus on establishments that offer fresh and local ingredients and guests choose whatever they desire to eat off the menu including: appetizer, salad, entrée, and of course, dessert... yum! :) Also, while on tour if a guest wants to dine early before the group and go to bed, this is fine. We understand that on some days sleep is the most important post-ride element.

Riding the Glacier National Park Bike Tour

Glacier Bike Tour Ability Level: Lower-Intermediate to Advanced Cyclists. Although there are BIG climbing and challenging options miles here, this is a good bike tour for mixed abilities. Neither advanced nor intermediate cyclists will be disappointed.

The details: Our Glacier National Park Bike Tour has suitable options for cyclists of all abilities. Ride as much or as little as desired. There are BIG climbs and bonus mileage options available each day. Both parks provide not to be missed hiking options to waterfalls, verdant meadows filled with wildflowers and mountain summits. We’ll take a few of these treks to add variety to the week’s activities. While we’ll remain in the confines of Glacier and Waterton, the scenery more than makes up for the relatively compact area of the tour. And since we will be venturing out in summertime, the far northern latitude brings extended evenings. Don’t be surprised if sunset arrives until 10:30 at night! Our Glacier National Park Tour is one for any “bucket-list”.

What about the altitude? Cyclists from lower elevations ride Glacier each year without issues. Just prepare well, have patience and drink more water than you normally would. As in the mountains of Colorado, Glacier will challenge your fitness level. You might find that you pedal a little slower and breathe a little harder. But you’ll find that once you’ve acclimated to the elevation (which ranges from 3,150 ft. at Flathead River to 10,466 ft. atop Mt. Cleveland), you’ll be fine. Your efforts will be rewarded with unforgettable vistas, crisp mountain air and the camaraderie to fellow travelers. (Read a Bicycling Magazine article about riding at altitude)

The weather: Summer in the Rockies demonstrates the full range of Mother Nature’s moods. You might enjoy bright sunshine at first. But in a matter of hours, you’ll hear thunderclaps and witness lightning across darkening skies. We are experienced in providing a safe riding experience for your and your fellow cyclists, should inclement weather arise.

Why choose this tour? If you’ve never visited Glacier National Park or its Canadian sister, Waterton-Glacier, you just might want to see it the Lizard Head way. You’ll marvel at the intricate beauty of the landscape as you can only see on a bike.

View from the Porch: The Summer Splendor of Glacier National Park

View from the Porch: The Summer Splendor of Glacier National Park

Ability Level: Can I Ride This Tour?

Definition of Ability Levels

= Intermediate (2/3) Rides and/or takes spin classes 1 to 3 times a week for a total of 50 or more miles.
= Upper Intermediate (3) Rides and/or takes spin classes 2 to 4 times a week for a total of 75 or more miles.
= Advanced (3/4) Rides and/or takes spin classes 3 to 5 times a week for a total of 100 or more miles. Has ridden multi-day tours and done a century ride.
= Expert (4) Rides 4 or more times per week totaling 150 or more miles. Rides E.F.I. with regularity. Has done numerous multi-day tours, century rides and races.

How Fit do I Have to Be? If one month prior to the tour, you can ride 2 to 3 times a week equaling a total of 75 or more miles a week, you'll do just fine. We like to jokingly say that "one is ready for a Lizard Head Cycling Tour when they are finished with tour" and this is true! The only way to simulate a week long bike tour is to go on a week long tour.

Our average rider age is 55 years. These are bike tours, not races so we take our time to stop, take pictures and see the sights. We have all day to reach our destination and most riders take "bumps" at some points. We offer reduced mileage options for each day. Of course if someone wants to ride E.F.I. (Every Freaking Inch), we love to show them all the extra climbs, loops and hidden canyons that can be included!

Do the Bump! Daily mileage options allow cyclists of varying abilities to enjoy this tour. One of our favorite options is to give cyclists a "bump" via the support vehicle, or a 10 to 20 mile lift down the road representing an hour of pedal time. After the bump the rider is "off the front" and riding at his or her own pace without feeling they are being left behind the group. They'll then have time to linger and take in the spectacular scenery. All cyclists come together in time for lunch. Afterwards, cyclists can take another bump and/or continue riding.

Seamless Mileage Options: Lizard Head Cycling Guides designs multiple mileage options for each tour – something we're well known for in our business. This technique is similar to heliskiing in that one does not ski everything, they ski the best. 🙂

Slow or Fast? Many cyclists who sign up for our tours have worried themselves silly about not being able to keep up, but then they're surprised to find that all the worrying was about nothing. They do just fine! Slow and Fast only exist relative to other cyclists. Speed does not matter as long as one is moving on the bike. As long as one is moving, they are truly going fast enough.

If you have questions about your ability to ride this tour, please contact our office via email or call us at 970.728.5891 - we'll more than happy to guide you!

Please also see this blog post for more information.

Overall Route Map

Below is an example of the daily routes for this tour and are subject to change based on season, available accommodations, road closures, and other factors. The actual routes will be made available to registered participants before their tour, so please view these routes as a general outline as to what to expect.

Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Itinerary*

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations, road construction, road closures, and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Also, the distances and elevation profiles shown below may not reflect the actual distances and elevations while on tour as these are provided here to give an idea as to the anticipated mileage and terrain. Please view this itinerary, the distances, and elevation profiles as a general outline as to what to expect while on this tour.

Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests are on-their-own to make reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Day 1: Hungry Horse Reservoir to Lake McDonald
30 Standard Miles
EFI (Every Freaking Inch)  54-miles 

We start the first day in Glacier National Park with a scenic ride from Hungry Horse, Montana to the Hungry Horse Dam, then under the Apgar Mountains past Apgar Village, and finally along the eastern shore of Lake McDonald to Lake McDonald Lodge, our lodging for the night. Those looking for additional cycling in the evening can take a spin on the legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road along Lake McDonald when it re-opens to bicycle traffic at 4pm.

Hungry Horse Reservoir

The serenity and beauty of Lake McDonald

The serenity and beauty of Lake McDonald

Day 1 Elevation Profile: +3310 ft / -3220 ft

Day 2: Going-to-the-Sun-Road to Many Glacier Valley
39 Standard Miles
EFIL: 50-miles

Beginning at daybreak, we begin a 18-mile ascent (at only a 4 to 6% grade) of The Going-to-the-Sun Road to the summit of Logan Pass (6,646-feet). Due to the daily road closure cyclists must reach Logan Pass by 11am. Don’t worry – you can go as slow as you want- there’s plenty of time. The ascent follows McDonald Creek through old growth forests to emerge above tree line, with 360-degree views of alpine tundra and mountains. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is simply one of the best cycling climbs in North America.

Put your KOM (King of the Mountain) dreams aside, as you’ll be stopping plenty to take in the views. A crescendo of scenery mirrors the gradual climb, revealing alpine peaks, rushing streams and glimpses of Birdwoman Falls, cascading over 500 feet below a snow-covered glacial cirque. After 16-miles tracing the contours of the rugged and exposed terrain, the ride tops out at 6,646 feet at Logan Pass. At this point one is surrounded by a majestic arrangement of mountains in all directions and views to the east side of the continental divide. Of course, this assumes the plows get there first. The intrepid crews have to cut through walls of snow reaching well over 50 feet in places. Depending on the year, we typically reach the pass, sans cars, in May or June. In either late June or July, the road opens

Savor the descent from Logan Pass as we fly beneath the bergschrunds and moraines of the surrounding glaciated peaks. Continue all the way down to the emerald colored Upper and Lower Saint Mary Lakes. Our lodging for tonight will be fabled Many Glacier Valley at either the Many Glacier Hotel or  Swiftcurrent Inn  near the shores of the picturesque Swiftcurrent Lake.

Going to the Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Swiftcurrent Lake in Many Glacier Valley: The other side of Logan Pass!

Glacier National Park, Day 2 Elevation Profile

Day 2 Elevation Profile: +4665 ft / -3270 ft

Day 3: Many Glaciers to Waterton National Park, Canada
39-Standard miles Across an International Border
EFI: 51 miles 

Leaving the spectacular confines of the Many Glacier Valley, you’ll spin north on the Chief Mountain Highway towards the Canadian border. The terrain here involves three larger climbs, including a 4-mile ascent to Chief Mountain Overlook. The topography, outside the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park, comprises rolling ranch land and countless rivers sprinkled with aspen glades.

After enjoying a riverside picnic lunch, we’ll climb to the Canadian border crossing, descend to the Belly River, then climb two miles into the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The Peace Park designation pays tribute to the long history of friendship between Canada and the United States.

Our lodging for these two days in Canada is at the Northland Lodge or Bayshore Inn.
NOTE: The Northland Lodge was the personal home of architect Doug Oland, one of the principle designer of the Prince of Wales Hotel. The lodge has been privately owned and managed by the Hacking family since the 1940’s. We love the balconies and family atmosphere of the Northland, as they offer a relaxed setting for the home-cooked meal we prepare for our guests when staying at the Northland.

Waterton Glacier Peace Park

Waterton Glacier Peace Park

Waterton Lakes National Park

Glacier National Park, Day 3 Elevation Profile

Day 3 Elevation Profile: +3335 ft / -4075 ft

Day 4: Alberta’s Waterton National Park
Hiking, canoeing and/or swimming
Optional 20-mile Ride
Optional EFI ride of 30 miles

Ahhh, a layover day to relish and do as one pleases in Canada! You can choose to ride an out and back into Red Rock Canyon (20 to 30 miles) or ride to beautiful Cameron Lake for an invigorating swim (20 miles). Or go for an unforgettable hike. They include world-class trails to Rainbow Falls or Kootenai Lake, which start with a ferry ride across Crypt Lake.

Additional activity options include: fishing, kayaking, a cruise on Waterton Lake, shopping or simply enjoying a day of bird watching. No matter what you decide, the breathtaking mountains and numerous lakes of Waterton National Park surround your experience.

NOTE: If staying at the Bayshore Inn, guests are on their own this evening to sample one of the many restaurants in the village of Waterton.



Summer flowers in bloom

Waterton National Park

Waterton National Park

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

cameron lake

Canoes on Cameron Lake

Red Rock Canyon – Elevation Profile: +1570 ft / -1570 ft

Cameron Lake Elevation Profile

Cameron Lake – Elevation Profile: +1860 ft / -1860 ft

Day 5: Waterton to Glacier Park Lodge
39 Standard Miles
EFI: 77-mile options

Today is the tour’s challenging Queen stage, with climbs and endless views. Rolling out of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, we retrace our steps down to the Belly River and climb back to the U.S. border, rejoining the Chief Mountain Highway. The terrain twists and turns, climbs and dives, and then ascends Looking Glass Pass. You’ll finally descend the rolling terrain towards East Glacier. But before we get there, we’ll divert onto Looking Glass Hill Road, a gorgeous section of pavement cyclists love. Due to the narrow road, the support van cannot follow. So your only option here is to pedal (but you’ll love it).

Our lodging this evening is the historic Glacier Park Lodge. Built in 1913 the hotel is a classic structure of the National Park system with a lobby supported by colossal 40-foot tall Douglas fir pillars.

Chief Mountain

Chief Mountain

Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Lodge

Looking Glass Road

Looking Glass Road

Elevation Profile: 77 Miles +7070 feet / -6480 feet

Day 6: Glacier Park Lodge to Running Eagle Falls & Whitewater Rafting
Standard 24 miles with up to 1,290 feet of climbing

Today we ride Two Medicine Road, a lesser-visited road in Glacier National Park that has comparatively light traffic. From the lodge, we ride north and follow it past Lower and Upper Two Medicine Lakes. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to take a short hike to view Running Eagle Falls.

Our Glacier National Park Bike Tour ends with a 3 hour whitewater rafting tour down a class 3 section of the Flat Head River. The float ends in West Glacier where the Lizard Head Cycling Guides provides a shuttle back to Whitefish and Kalispell. NOTE: Whitewater rafting is offered when the water levels are high enough, which is generally through the month of July. When water levels drop, we spend more time at Two Medicine Lake, renting canoes and kayaks for our guests.

Two Medicine Lakes

Two Medicine Lakes

Glacier National Park, Day 6 Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile: 24 miles +1290 feet / -1290 feet

Glacier National Park Bike Tour: Logistics & FAQs

Post-Tour Logistics for Riders Flying Out on the Final Day

After the guides drop the whitewater rafters at the river put in (about 12:45pm), Lizard Head will shuttle guests looking to fly out on Day 6 to the Great Bear Café in the town of Hungry Horse. From this location at 1:30pm, guests can arrange for their own shuttle to Kalispell (22 miles). We recommend Mountain Shuttle and please make sure to make a “Reservation Request” with them at least 24 hours in advance otherwise call 406-212-2149.

Bike Shipping

Lizard Head Cycling recommends shipping with Bikes can be shipped either to our partner bike shop in each meeting town for professional assembly or directly to the meeting hotel for self-assembly. Bike boxes can generally be left at the meeting hotel during the tour. Bikes shipped across the continental US should be shipped 8 days prior to your tour.

Meals on Tour: All meals from lunch on the tour’s first day through lunch on departure day aside from dinner on Day 4. Breakfasts and dinners are in restaurants where clients either order off the menu or choose from a buffet.

Our fresh lunches include salads, local fruit, vegetables and meats are served in roadside parks by the Lizard Head Cycling Guides. Any dietary preferences or allergies should be noted on the registration form. Each of Lizard Head Cycling’s lunches contain gluten free options.

If on any given night a guest is tired or not feeling particularly social, they can choose to eat early and retire. Lizard Head Cycling enjoys hosting its guests for meals each evening, but understands some of us may just need to lie down after a day in the saddle. A meal should not feel like marathon after a big day on the bike.

How the Shuttle Works: Tour Support A 15-passenger van and trailer that carries luggage, food and equipment supports Lizard Head Cycling’s tours. Cyclists keep a day bag that is accessible within the support vehicle. On trips with more then 13 riders a second support vehicle may be employed.

The vehicle will sag and then pass riders to set up aid stations every 15 to 25 miles. This allows cyclists to linger at the back and then take a ten-mile, fifteen-mile or whatever mile “bump” forward to catch-up or get ahead of the group. Energy food, drink mixes, and fresh fruit are available throughout each stage.

It is not uncommon for cyclists on Lizard Head Cycling’s tours to ride their first century with us. Many are surprised by their ability to pedal the majority of miles offered. We have all day to reach the destination. If you have any questions about your ability to ride with us, please contact us today (970.728.5891 or

The Daily Schedule Cyclists ride their own pace. Lizard Head Cycling does its best to support riders in their varying desires and efforts. Cyclists can either use our tours to simply support their tour experience or to engage in a guided experience along the route. Q-sheets with directions, profiles and locations of aid stations are given out for each stage.

General Tour & Cancellation Policies

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of our tour and cancellation policies, which can be found by clicking here.

Travel Insurance

If you have not already, now would be a great time to consider adding travel insurance to your tour. You are welcome to use any travel insurance company you would like. We recommend Generali/Trip Mate.

Generally, if contracting COVID causes clients to cancel or interrupt their tour, trip insurance companies would treat it as any other illness as long as it is contracted after the insurance was purchased. Please check your individual plan documentation for details. Please note that quarantine is usually only covered if clients are actually sick with COVID. If a state requires quarantine upon arrival because of standardized state law, coverage is generally not covered. Again, check your individual plan documentation for details.

American Guests - use this link:

  • The Premium Plan is the only plan which offers Pre-Existing coverage so long as the plan is purchased prior to Final Payment.
  • The Premium Plan is the only plan that offers an optional Cancel For Any Reason - the policy must be purchased within 24 hours of initial trip deposit, the full trip cost must be insured, and if they cancel for Any Reason, it must be 48 hours prior to departure, and the reimbursement for an Any Reason claim is 60% of pre-paid, insured, non-refundable trip cost.
  • Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-874-2442 for coverage questions and policy modifications or to purchase by phone. Agency Code: LIZA0855

Canadian Guests - use this link:

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