It's called Big Sky. Yet you're still amazed by how big it is. You enjoy miles of scenic roads and the sound of your wheels spinning. You ride and talk. You ride and don't talk. You're awestruck by a waterfall's force. You question why you don't live closer to the mountains. You're in two magnificent national parks. And you'll never be the same.
1 Get ready for astonishing alpine scenery that just won't quit Pedal a picturesque route along the shore of Lake McDonald, formed by retreating glaciers 10,000 years ago Cool off with a dip in the chilly lake—if you're feeling brave!
2 Bike the renowned Going-to-the-Sun Road —a 50-mile stretch with superlative riding and unbelievable views No camera can capture the magnificence of this landscape—replete with sparkling waterfalls, expansive virgin forests, sculpted valleys and towering peaks glazed with ice—but it's worth a try! An exhilarating downhill ride between glaciated mountains and emerald lakes brings you to the shores of Upper and Lower St. Mary Lakes Continue riding through aspen forests to Many Glacier Valley.
3 Pedal north into Canada, through rolling ranchland and extraordinary glacier-carved valleys Pause to take in the views of Chief Mountain, one of the holiest areas of the park to the Blackfeet tribe Enjoy a thrilling ascent to Waterton Lakes National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with dramatic mountains and a chain of dazzling lakes Challenge yourself to one more uphill to the Prince of Wales hotel, which stands alone on a bluff above Waterton Lake surrounded by glacier-carved peaks.
4-5 Now's your chance to spot bighorn sheep, pikas, white-crowned sparrows and more What are you up for today? Hiking, biking, horseback riding and boating are some of the options Spin the roller-coaster route along the eastern perimeter of Glacier against a spectacular backdrop of meadows, forests and mountains.
6 Raft down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with expert guides who provide a unique perspective on the flora and fauna along the way.