This is a great trip for those wanting to avoid the crowds of Glacier National Park, but still enjoy spectacular views of the Park. Also for those families or groups who have some in their group who want to cycle, and some don't! We will be departing from both Kalispell and Whitefish, heading up the spectacular North Fork River Valley to the tiny alpine hamlet of Polebridge. The North Fork Valley is rich with history, wildlife, and jaw dropping views as we head to the world famous Polebridge Mercantile. Enjoy lunch outside at the Northern Lights Saloon, or munch on a huckleberry pastry that made the Mercantile famous!
After you eat, take a stroll on the Transboundary Flathead River Interpretative Trail or walk up the road to get some great views of the river. You will have about an hour and a half to two hours to enjoy Polebridge, enjoy the scenery, and go for a walk.
If your group is interest in lengthening the trip, we can head down the Camas Road to Apgar Village in Glacier National Park, or stop at Glacier Distillery or Backslope Brewing. Any add-ons to this trip will be charged at $140.00 an hour.
This shuttle gives riders 4 options:
1. Polebridge Tour. We will shuttle you up to Polebridge where you can enjoy eating a huckleberry bear claw, a pizza (on the weekends), or eat at The Northern Lights Saloon (PM trip only). There is an interpretive nature walk (1/4 miles), or you can walk up the road for great views of the North Fork River. We will then shuttle you back to your original pick up spot.
2. Cycle Camas Road. We will shuttle you and your bike to the intersection of the North Fork Road and Camas Road. From there, you can ride your bike across the North Fork River into Glacier National Park. Enjoy the ride to Apgar Village where you can get a huckleberry shake or ice cream, then head back to the start point where we will pick you up on our way back to town.
3. Cycle to Polebridge (peddle2pastries). We will shuttle you and your bike to the intersection of the North Fork Road and Camas Road. From there, you can ride your bike the 13 miles up to Polebridge. It is a combination of asphalt road, dirt, and gravel, and it relatively flat (about 400 feet of elevation gain. From there, enjoy a pastry, then either hop on the shuttle for the ride home, or peddle back to where you started and we will pick you up on the way back.
4. Hike Glacier View Mountain. We will shuttle you to the start of the trail to Glacier View Mountain. This is a steep trail with incredible views. You will get approximately 2.5 hours to picnic, hike, and enjoy the scenery.
Pricing is round trip with approximately two and a half hours available for your ride/ hike, or 1.5 hours in Polebridge. If you sign up as a solo traveler, and we can't get additional riders, you can either cancel, or pay solo fare and still go. Once we have more than 1 traveler, this trip is considered confirmed.
2-3: $129 pp
4-14: $82 pp
Help fill your shuttle by calling in advance to arrange your preferred date and time. Once booked, Whitefish Shuttle will promote trips to get additional riders to help lower your cost. If we can't get additional riders, you can either cancel and receive a full refund, or pay solo fare and still go.
A trip is confirmed once we book 2 or more passengers. Once a trip is confirmed, cancellations prior to 72 hours of the event will receive a full refund. No refunds if cancelled within 72 hours of the event.