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

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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  Loved doing this. The weather wasn't great, it was quite foggy, so we couldnt see the scenery. But that was okay. We had a blast biking on the rocky roads... read more

    imus16
    July 6, 2021

    star rating  Great and knowledgeable guides. Very patient with newbies and challenged the fit. Thanks for a fun time. Recommend to all.

    Daydream293809
    June 5, 2021

    star rating  My husband and I rode the Moose Loop Trail (30 miles +/-) and it was everything we hoped it would be. (We even saw moose!) Elly, Frankie and Noah offer... read more

    Coverdale2005
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  We had a great time riding the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Our guide was Caitlin and she really made the bike ride fun! If we did this ride again we... read more

    donnamccollum07
    September 5, 2021

    star rating  Had a great time exploring the Chugach State Park on this bike ride. The pacing was perfect for my family, the scenery was beautiful, and having lunch at the top... read more

    msikkink88
    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Elly, our knowledgeable guide, spotted a moose feeding on willow leaves 50 feet off the bicycle path. If we had came on our own, we would have missed it.... read more

    Maureen S
    August 10, 2021
  • star rating  Ellie was our guide and she was absolutely exceptional!!! She helped us navigate and learn the E-bikes and took us on trails that catered to our skill level!! She also... read more

    lindsay_petillante
    March 30, 2021

    star rating  I went to Anchorage off season and Elly was accommodating and out together a great MTB ride for me. She is knowledgeable about the history and wildlife in the area.... read more

    325brenth
    October 28, 2020

    star rating  Informative ride through a beautiful landscape. Guide Nancy was fantastic, very knowledgeable and an excellent moose spotter

    Q747PQtonyg
    July 19, 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
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. Two to 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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