Enter Glacier National Park through the back door by driving the North Fork Road. It's a rutted, bumpy, dusty gravel road that's teeming with wildlife along the North Fork of the Flathead River. The 40 mi to the Polebridge entrance station pass thick forests, some of which burned during fires of 2001 and 2003. As a result, many of these areas become seas of purple fireweed in early summer. You can opt out early and enter Glacier at the Camas Creek entrance gate and avoid rough roads.
From Nucleus Ave. drive north to the T, turn east and follow North Fork Rd. [Hwy. 486], Columbia Falls, Montana, United States