CYCLING ROUTES IN MONTANA

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We've chosen some of the best cycling routes in Montana for your perusal. They're graded by difficulty and length, so you can find a short, easy ride that's just right for you and your family, or a longer multi-day adventure. Go to the index below for a list and description of the currently-available rides. We're adding more rides all the time, so check back before you throw your bikes on the rack and head for the Big Sky Country. (What, no bike? Check out these bicycle rental locations.)


Rating Scale for Rides

Ride Name Type Location Rating
1. Lake Koocanusa Loop Road Bike Eureka/Libby Experienced
2. Flint Creek Ramble Road Bike Deerlodge Moderate
3. Pioneer Mountains/Crystal Park Road Bike Wise River Easy
4. Wolf Creek Foothills LoopRoad BikeWolf CreekModerate
5. Columbia Falls Out and Back Road Bike Columbia Falls Easy
6. Two Moon Park Mountain Bike Billings Easy
7. Alkali Creek Mountain Bike Billings Moderate
8. Big Hole River Road Bike Dillon Easy
9. Clark Fork River Trail Mountain Bike St. Regis Moderate
10. Rimrock Trail Mountain Bike Billings Easy/Experienced
11. Red Rocks Lake Wildlife Refuge Mountain Bike Monida Easy
12. River's Edge Trail Road Bike Great Falls Easy
13. Beartooth National Scenic Byway Road Bike Red Lodge Experienced
14. Big Sky Loop Road Bike Livingston Experienced
15. Elkhorn Mine Mountain Bike Near Helena Easy to Moderate
16. Harrison to Cardwell Road Ride Near Ennis Easy
17. Hornet Peak Loop Mountain Bike Polebridge, MT Moderate
18. Lolo Hot Springs Road Bike Near Missoula Easy to Moderate
19. Reid Divide Mountain Bike Near Whitefish Experienced
20. Sawmill-Curry Loop Mountain Bike Missoula Moderate
21. Star Meadow Mountain Bike Near Whitefish Moderate
22. Big Hole Battlefield to Jackson Road Ride Big Hole Valley Moderate
23. Big Mountain Coast Mountain Bike Whitefish Moderate
24. Bowdoin Nat. Wildlife Refuge Mountain Bike Near Malta Easy to Moderate
25. Choteau to Augusta Road Ride Choteau Easy to Moderate
26. Gardiner to Point of Rocks Mountain Bike Paradise Valley Easy to Moderate
27. Going To The Sun (Glacier) Road Ride Glacier NP Moderate to Exp.
28. Holland Lake Lodge Mountain Bike Swan Valley Moderate
29. Horse Creek Pass Loop Mountain Bike Bitterroot Valley Moderate to Exp.
30. Lolo View Loop Mountain Bike Lolo Valley Moderate
31. Lumberjack Loop Mountain Bike Lolo Valley Moderate to Exp.
32. Paradise Valley Road Ride Paradise Valley Easy
33. Polebridge to Kintla Lake Mountain Bike Glacier NP Easy to Moderate
34. Billings-Molt Road Bike Billings Easy to Moderate
35. Bridger Canyon Road Bike Bozeman Moderate
36. Highwoods Mountain Bike Near Great Falls Experienced
37. Lionhead Mountain Loop Mountain Bike West Yellowstone Experienced
38. Whitefish Lake Road Bike Whitefish Easy

Some Tips For Better Cycling
For maximum safety and comfort when bicycling, you should learn and develop some essential cycling skills. Depending upon the length and difficulty of the ride you've chosen, you might be spending many hours in the saddle. You might also face extremes in terrain or road surfaces. Following are some basic pointers that have been provided to thousands of cyclists through the years by the Adventure Cycling Association.

The bicycle is a legal vehicle in Montana, which means cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Find out more about Montana's cycling laws and find additional contact information at the Department of Transportation's cycling resource page. View Montana bicycle map with sholder widths, rumble strip indicator, grades and average daily traffic.