For most of our guides, we are lucky to call Montana home. Don’t get us wrong, we love Tucson, and it is our home away from home, but dang, there is nothing quite like summer in Montana. Believe it or not, we hosted our first non-Tucson trip in Europe before we even considered hosting a trip in Montana. What’s the saying? Better late, then never. Well, now Montana is a staple, and this past summer, we hosted ten trips, the most we’ve ever done in Montana. Our guides love showing off our home state, and we plan on hosting trips here for many years to come.
The gravel revolution continues to blossom, and we could not be more excited to add more of these style trips to our schedule. We hosted our first point-to-point Tour De Montana camping trip way back in 2013, well before the gravel craze, and we always added a short section of gravel into the full pavement road itinerary. We were early to the party, but in true TCH fashion, we shifted up a few gears, and in 2014 we hosted the Montana Hell Ride, a 130+mile mixed terrain, gravel/pavement race. The momentum for gravel grew, and we jumped back into the scene in 2018 to host our first Montana Gravel trip. This past summer, we hosted four weeks of trips based in Ovando, Montana, at The Cliff Ranch. The location is spectacular, and the backdrop at the ranch could not be better for capturing quintessential Montana scenery. The 5+mile gravel into the ranch quickly gets you geared up for a fun itinerary that includes multiple sections of the Great Divide bike route. We can’t wait to be back in 2022!
Glacier National Park might very well be the most breathtaking place in all of Montana. Over the years we’ve run many iterations of our Glacier Road trip, but we are super happy with our new itinerary. On this trip we call Whitefish home, it’s a small mountain town that sits on Whitefish Lake and it’s surrounded by mountains. The epic ride up Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park is certainly a highlight, but the fun does not stop there. A few guides, including our Director of Trips, Brendan Halpin, grew up in Whitefish, Montana. With our local knowledge, we’ve tapped into a few of the off-the-beaten-path favorite road rides. In 2022, we will call The Good Medicine Lodge bed and breakfast home and guests can easily take a stroll into downtown Whitefish or over to Whitefish Lake. Late June is one of our favorite times in Montana, and that is where you will find these trips on our 2022 schedule. The word is out about Montana and Glacier and these trips are filling fast!
Looking for epic? Look no further, our Glacier to Yellowstone trip is likely the most difficult trip in all of our offerings. The trip covers a huge swath of land between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park and gets you off the beaten path. Ride Going to the Sun, the Rocky Mountain Front, Kings Hill Scenic Byway, Bridger Canyon, the Paradise Balley, and cap it off with Beartooth Pass. The trip has big miles and that is not the only challenge; each day we move point-to-point. Be prepared to pack your bags daily, this itinerary has 6 different overnight locations with everything from cabins to lodges. If you want to see why they called Montana “Big Sky Country” this trip will offer insight and an unforgettable experience.