Go the distance in the open air on a cycling trip through Yellowstone National Park or along the All-American Beartooth Highway, one of the most scenic stretches of roadway in the U.S. Or, get off the road and into the mountains on our extensive trail system of single tracks and family-friendly routes. Touring the terrain by bike is one way to log miles of Montana magic.
Yellowstone Country is quickly becoming the fat biking/snow biking capital of the Northern Rockies, so, really, you can pedal paradise in any season.
Even though it is incredibly important for all bicyclists to wear helmets, Montana state law does not mandate the use of helmets for bicyclists of any age. Please click HERE to see the section of the Montana code regarding bicycle use.
Stop at Chalet Sports, Owenhouse Cycling or Roundhouse Sports to grab a rental and head out to enjoy some of the best trails in the state. Some favorites are the Mystic Lake loop, Leverich Trail, Bangtail Divide and Hyalite Creek.
Grizzly Outfitters and Gallatin Alpine Sports offer rentals for guests to head out and enjoy a plethora of trails all over the area. Big Sky Resort offers over 40 miles of mountain bike trails, and other popular trails include the Grizzly Loop, Beehive Basin Trail and North Fork Loop.
In Red Lodge, where visitors can rent bikes at the Spoke Wrench, popular trails in the area include the Silver Run Loop, Basins Lakes Trail and the Face-of-the-Mountain Trail.
You won’t be able to find any rentals in this small town, but the Copper City Trail is very popular. Missouri Headwaters State Park has some trails that follow spectacular scenery around the Missouri, Gallatin and Jefferson rivers. Check out the Trail Map for more information.
Bicycle rentals in west Yellowstone can be found at Freeheel and Wheel, and it can take until June each year before the roads and trails are dry enough for mountain biking. The Rendezvous Ski Trails provide some of the town’s most popular access to mountain biking trails, while the more adventurous can try their luck at Coffin Lake, Lionshead and Mile Creek on U.S. Forest Service land.
Check out our Scenic Drives page for some of our favorite spots to get on the road and enjoy Montana on two wheels. For information about using your bike in Yellowstone National park, please visit the Yellowstone NPS website.