Completed in 1933, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana. But it’s closed most of the year due to snow.
In the spring before the snow plows finish clearing the 50-mile road, bikers and hikers are allowed on the plowed portion when crews are not at work.
During our visit in May we rented bikes and took the shuttle into the park with Glacier Guides and cycled our way alongside bubbling creeks, through tunnels and up curvy, steep roads with no crowds. There are avalanches and bears, but fortunately we encountered neither.