Operate Spring Hiker Biker Shuttle on the West Side

Park employee helps visitor load bike on trailer

One of the favorite springtime activities in Glacier National Park is experiencing the Going-to-the-Sun Road by foot or by bicycle from Avalanche Campground to Logan Pass. This section of the road provides cyclists one of the most epic rides/climbs in the world, gaining almost 3,200 feet over the course of the 16-mile route between Avalanche and Logan Pass, with most of the elevation gain occurring over the last 10 miles where the road tops out at the pass, at an elevation of 6646 feet.

The waterfalls, flowers, wildlife viewing and absence of traffic makes this one of the most popular and exciting experiences a visitor can have in the park. Hiker-Biker Season attracts families not just from the Flathead Valley but from across the nation and even internationally. As interest grows to experience the road in this way, parking congestion at the trailhead has become an issue. This request would fund the third year of a shuttle for hikers and bikers allowing them to park at Apgar or Lake McDonald Lodge and shuttle to Avalanche.


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July 6, 2017