Chugach Mountain Bike Tours in Anchorage

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4 Hours
Availability : June - October
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Mountain Biking Tours in Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park is a half-million-acre park encompassing a vast mountain range, lakes, glaciers, forest, ocean, and more! It towers over Anchorage to the east and is one of the most accessible and spectacular natural places in the country for recreation.

One of the four largest state parks in the US, Chugach State Park has the perfect combination of being highly accessible,  having awe-inspiring scenery, and having the best chance to see big wildlife in Anchorage. It truly provides the complete Alaskan experience within minutes of Anchorage amenities.

Our Chugach Mountain Bike Tour in Anchorage shows you everything this incredible park offers on an unforgettable ride. Get ready for big views on fat tires!

“The ride was beautiful. The bikes are so fun to ride. We spotted a moose eating right beside the trail! Great ride for families!” — Sightsee538109 on TripAdvisor.

For even more biking opportunities during your stay in Alaska, browse our range of city biking tours in Anchorage. If you have any questions for our team, please feel free to get in touch.

Chugach Mountain Bike Tour Details

  • Total tour time including transportation time: 4 hours* 2.5 hours biking or 10 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Minimum Height: 5'0"

Price Includes

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Fat tire bike & helmet
  • Best chance at seeing wildlife in Anchorage

Departure & Return Location

  • Transportation from downtown Anchorage is provided:Outside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center ~ 600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
  • GROUPS WITH THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATIONFlattop / Glen Alps Trailhead: 13101 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516

Required

  • Must know how to ride a bike and be comfortable shifting gears and using hand breaks
  • Fitness Level: Active - Strenuous
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Closed toed shoes. AKTG does not provide alternative footwear. Don't arrive in flip-flops or sandals.

Spend Time Like a Local on Our Mountain Biking Tours

On our Mountain Biking Tours of Chugach State Park, you can spend time like a local, with a local. In just 25 minutes, you’ll be at the entrance to Chugach State Park, 2,000 feet above Anchorage. Your guide will take you into the mountains, where you’ll have views of the city, the Alaska Range, Denali, Cook Inlet, and the Chugach Mountains.

Along the way, your guide will share the natural and human history of Anchorage and the surrounding area, adding color and detail to the amazing landscapes you see. Spend up to 2.5 hours exploring the front range of the Chugach Mountains by bike, covering between 8 and 10 miles on a round trip.

There are plenty of opportunities for photos on this non-technical, wide doubletrack trail packed with dirt and gravel, so don’t forget your camera! On this adventure, you get the full fat tire mountain bike experience. Your ride takes you into the mountains, along the valley floor, and on a steady climb toward a summit pass.

Earn panoramic views on your way out and enjoy a fun and fast ride on the way back to the trailhead. This off-the-beaten-path tour also offers excellent opportunities to view moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, and other wildlife!

What is a Fat Tire Bike and why should I experience it?

  • A bike that has tires that are 3.8 inches or wider.
  • Great for every level of rider from the beginner mountain biker to more experienced. Designed to roll easily over small obstacles and float over gravel, dirt, and mud providing a more stable ride.
  • To ride one for the first time is to rediscover biking! Let your inner child out and explore to your hearts content on these bouncy, confident, traction filled tires.
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Reviews
  • star rating  Knowledgeable and friendly guide, Bob ended up giving us a private tour. Possibly the rain had something to do with it, but the trail was significantly protected by trees. E-bikes... read more

    avatar thumb KarlynByham
    September 26, 2023

    star rating  Great bike tour! - Kelsie was our tour guide and she was fabulous! Kind and so knowledgeable!
    Elly was there with the van and the bikes were perfect.
    We biked through lots of beautiful... read more

    avatar thumb tbureaufitfun
    September 11, 2023
  • star rating  A great ride! - I so enjoyed this relaxed ride through Kincaid on the coastal trail! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, and they had extra windbreakers, gloves, water, and snacks for us.... read more

    avatar thumb Abby H
    August 23, 2023

    star rating  Wow! Great, easy ride through amazing scenery! And belugas too! - With a day to kill in Anchorage between our cruise and a trip to Denali, we wanted to do something other than sit around. Little did we know how great... read more

    avatar thumb JBN1958
    August 18, 2023
  • star rating  Great trail for bikes! We were lucky and saw a Moose. - The trail is amazingly green and lush with vegetation. My most favorite parts were the Moose we saw just walking down the path. And the end of the runway of... read more

    avatar thumb lisarC1010MJ
    August 2, 2023

    star rating  Great experience. Saw 3 moose, sand cranes, bald eagle and cargo planes so close you can feel them taking off. Saw the tides both in and out.

    avatar thumb Vicki O
    July 20, 2023
  • star rating  Do it! - So much fun. Please note that this excursion meets at the Convention Center, not the welcome center. Also this is not an e-bike tour but the bikes are great and... read more

    avatar thumb Ldteacher11
    July 14, 2023

    star rating  Fun in the rain  - We did this bike ride just a few days ago. When we started it was raining but they gave us rain jackets and gloves so we stayed relatively dry.... read more

    avatar thumb Jodi S
    July 11, 2023
  • star rating  Loved the bike tour! - Braylee was a wonderful guide, and remained extremely calm when we met a very large moose on the trail. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing!

    avatar thumb Andrea B
    July 10, 2023

    star rating  We saw two moose. - Very friendly staff. The transportation van was clean. The bikes were well maintained. Our guide was very knowledgeable, articulate, and carried bear spray (just in case). The bike ride was... read more

    avatar thumb QDawg579
    July 8, 2023
  • star rating  Coastal bike trail - The bikes were great and our guide was so knowledgeable and had a great attitude and energy. She made sure that we didn’t miss anything. The trail is very easy... read more

    avatar thumb Janice B
    July 7, 2023

    star rating  Awesome adventure. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. We are locals and it was fun to get out and try some new trails and... read more

    avatar thumb dustinp870
    December 6, 2022

Skills Needed for Our Mountain Bike Tours in Anchorage

BEGINNER
I know how to ride a bike, shift gears, and use hand breaks. Controlling my speed and direction is easy for me on the pavement. However, I am new to mountain biking and have never ridden dirt trails or only ridden off-road once or twice.

NOVICE
Some experience biking dirt trails and have been mountain biking several times. Smooth trails are easy for me as long as there are minimal roots and rocks small, gradual hills. Anticipating the terrain and knowing when to shift gears is something I struggle with.

INTERMEDIATE
I have been mountain biking for at least two years and bike regularly. Anticipating the terrain, controlling my speed, and shifting gears is something I am good at on moderately steep and technical singletrack, including trees, loose rocks, and sand. Rolling over small obstacles is possible. However, my wheels need to stay on the ground.

I am confident and successful in executing the following bike handling skills on a variety of singletrack:

Shifting – anticipate the terrain and shift gears accordingly most of the time.
Descending – I am comfortable and balanced standing up off of my seat and maintain level pedals for the entire descent.
Speed Control and Braking – momentum helps me climb rolling terrain, and I use my front and back brakes independently when required.

ADVANCED
Mountain biking for five or more years, I am comfortable climbing and descending steep, technical, exposed terrain, including rock gardens, tree roots, primitive trails, tight switchbacks, short drops, and jumps. Shifting early and often to anticipate the terrain, accelerating out of turns and burns, descending with minimum breaking makes for a fast and fun ride!

Fitness Needed for Our Mountain Bike Tours in Anchorage

Leisurely
My primary exercise is walking or light workouts once or twice a week. I prefer mostly flat or downhill terrain. Short, small hill climbs are doable, but less is ok with me. Forty-five minutes of light activity at a time for me is good.

RECREATIONAL or MEDIUM INTENSITY
(Minimum fitness level recommended for Mountain Biking Tours)
An active lifestyle is important to me, but working out isn’t my life. Bike commute to work, weekend warrior rides, or a spin class keeps me fit. Three workouts a week provide enough physical challenge for me.

I enjoy gentle rolling terrain and feel great after reaching the top of a moderate hill climb.

ACTIVE
Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike weekly, spin classes, or a Peloton Bike count! Four to five workouts a week is typical, and I enjoy being physically challenged. I want hills and like getting some speed. (Less than 1,000 feet of climbing)

 AVID or HIGH INTENSITY
Fitness is my life, and everything I do revolves around my workouts and nutrition. Bike rides can average one hundred miles a week, and I enjoy a fast pace for an extended time. Competing in races is a great motivation to continue to stay fit. Training is part of my lifestyle as I am an athlete who loves to improve, experience all types of terrain, and go out for long training sessions or fun rides with friends on the weekends.

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