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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.
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!
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 made for a comfortable tour and seeing moose was a bonus.
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 coastlines and learned lots of facts -
I highly recommend this bike tour!
Thank you Kelsie and Elly! You rock!
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 You definitely don’t have to be a super athlete to enjoy this ride (there was only one tough hill about halfway through). We stopped periodically to sip our water, appreciate the views, and learn some Anchorage history.
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 this experience would be. Our guide Van and driver Dan were super nice and helpful. They got us set up with bikes, helmets, and gloves and off we went. The ride is about 10 miles long, mostly flat or downhill, along the coast through beautiful trees and coastal foliage. At several stops along the way Van described the trees, plants,wildlife and scenery we were seeing. We also stopped at a memorial to the 1964 earthquake that was very interesting. This is an easy ride for all skill levels and a great way to see the coast. We even saw belugas in two different spots! We all agreed this is a great trip and heartily recommend it.
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 the airport. Watching the jets fly right over our heads.
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 the ride is gentle and easy. We even saw a moose.
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 Half way through the ride the rain stopped. We still had a great time both the van driver and guide were wonderful. Despite the rain it was a nice way to spend the afternoon
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!
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 interrupted twice due to moose on the well paved path. The guide knew enough to wait out the moose. We highly recommend.
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 and has a beautiful scenic view.
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 even learn some history of the area. Will definitely recommend!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.