Glacier-Waterton National Park

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park (Robert Glusic/Photodisc/Getty)
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Moonlight rides on Going-to-the-Sun Road are popular. On a clear night with a full moon the scenery glows. Start heading up the hill a couple hours before sundown—which can be late in the summer—and coast down by the light of the silvery moon. Besides helmets, reflectors and a headlamp are required after nightfall.

Bicycling in Glacier can be fun but some roads are narrow and winding with little or no shoulder. For this reason bicycling is restricted in the most hazardous sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 15 to Labor Day. Bicycles may be used only on established roads and parking areas or on designated routes. Bicycles are not allowed on the trails. It is best to bicycle Going-to-the-Sun Road from east to west. Helmets are required.

Two-mile-long McDonald Creek Bike Path, near the Apgar Visitor Center, is suitable for a short, peaceful pedal. Children especially enjoy it, and it's a good way to get them to burn off energy out in the woods for some quieter nature walks later.


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