Shuttle Busses will operate every day the trail is open.
The Trail, Trailheads, & Facilities are open
8:30 AM to 5 PM PDT.
Trail Shuttle Bus SCHEDULE
Shuttle buses operate between the Pearson and Roland trailheads. Public shuttles DO NOT transport guests to or from Lookout Pass Ski Area and the Hiawatha.
Most visitors start their ride at the East Portal trailhead which is the top elevation trailhead best reached by taking Exit 5 off I-90 in Montana. A quick 2.5 mile ride from the exit ramps delivers you to the trailhead parking lot. From there, you'll start your ride by biking through the 1.661 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel (AKA Taft Tunnel) and exit at the West Portal in Roland. The Roland trailhead is a short distance (1/4 mile) below the West Portal.
The distance from the East Portal trailhead to the bottom elevation trailhead, Pearson, is 15 miles. Pretty much downhill all the way. Shuttle buses transport you and your bike from the bottom trailhead at Pearson back up to the Roland trailhead. (This bus ride takes about 40 min. one way.) From Roland, you pedal back through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel (1.661 miles) to reach your vehicle at the East Portal parking area.
Seating on the shuttles is done on a first-come, first-served basis based upon when one arrives at the Pearson Trailhead. Busses can hold 24 people with their bikes suspended from hooks in the back half of the bus. Shuttle buses leave as soon as they fill up to minimize any wait times for the majority of our guests.
EARLY SEASON (May 24 - June 14)
Departures start at 11:45 am with Last departure at 4:15 pm PDT.
PEAK SEASON (June 15 - Sept. 2)
Departures start at 11:45 am every day.
Weekdays Last departure 4:15 pm
On Weekends/Holidays Last departure 5:45 pm PDT
LATE SEASON (Sept. 3 - 22)
Departures start at 11:45 am with Last departures at 4:15 pm PDT.
Start your ride early to avoid afternoon wait times.