Fat Tire Biking in Chugach State Park Tour
Grab a bike and head to the mountains to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to see the wildlife on this Fat Tire Biking in Chugach State Park Tour in Anchorage, Alaska. The mountain bike with five-inch tires will make riding on the gravel and dirt roads very comfortable. A local guide will lead the way pointing out things that may be of interest along the way.
The tour begins with a short drive to the Flattop Scenic Overlook in Glen Alps. Here the guide will fit the group with bikes and helmets, before leading the way into the mountains. Many animals make their home on the valley floor and they include moose, ptarmigan, and snowshoe hairs. Sheep and wolves can be found on the mountainside. Along the ride, the guide will talk about the history of the mountains. After riding for a while, it will be time for a break and refuel with some lunch, before returning back to the vehicle for the return trip. The bike ride will be approximately 5.5 hours and cover about 12 miles. The elevation change will be about 900 feet.
Enjoy a bike ride in the mountains to get a close look at some of the wildlife that call Anchorage home. Listen as the guide talks about the history of the area. The small group atmosphere will make this a fun adventure for everyone involved.
- Up to 12 mile mountain bike ride in the Chugach Mountains with a local, experienced guide
- Soak in beautiful views and keep an eye out for wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, bears and dall sheep
- All inclusive biking trip: round trip transportation, biking equipment, lunch, snacks and water included
- Morning or afternoon departures to suit your schedule
- Small-group ensures a personalized experience
Go above and beyond Anchorage and get into the mountains with a local leading the way on this 5.5 hour tour. Meet your guide at the Log Cabin Visitor Center in Downtown Anchorage and drive 30 minutes to the the Flattop Scenic Overlook in Glen Alps. Get acquainted with the landscape as you are now 2,000 feet up looking over Anchorage and the Cook Inlet. Looking north at the viewpoint, your guide will point out points of interest that can be see from here. Your guide will fit you for a bike and helmet, then the group will head south into the mountains. Biking out Glen Alps into the Chugach Mountains you will be on a wide double track trail that is dirt and gravel. The fat tire bikes you will be riding are mountain bikes with 5 inch tires; making them very stable with a lot of cushion and fun to ride.
The valley floor is home to moose, bears, snow shoe hairs, ptarmigan and the mountain sides are home to dall sheep and wolves. Learn about the natural and human history of the Chugach Mountains from your guide along the way. Five miles up valley you have left the city and most people behind. Fuel up on lunch next to a small mountain lake while listening to the ground squirrels and birds chips away.
Total mileage possible to bike on this 5.5 hour trip is 12 miles with a total elevation gain and loss of 900 feet. Biking back into the valley is gradually up. You will earn your lunch on the way out and then have a faster, easier bike ride back to the parking lot.
Back at the parking lot, load up, sit back and relax on the short drive back downtown. Make sure to ask your guide for their favorite local dinner spot. They can drop you off at your hotel downtown or if your ready for food, at a restaurant of our choice downtown.
Pickup & Return:
All tours meet and depart from the Anchorage Visitor Center Log Cabin located in downtown Anchorage.
Anchorage Visitor Center Log Cabin: 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Departure Times: 9am and 2pm: Monday through Sunday
* Please arrive 10 minute prior to departure *
- Fat tire bike
- Rain gear
- Biking gloves
- Round trip transportation in Mercedes Sprinter Van
- Local and experienced biking guide
- Bottled water
- Pickup and drop-off from downtown Anchorage
- All taxes and fees
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Closed toe shoes required
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 14 years