Inside North Fork Road

Inside North Fork Road, a long difficult dirt road in the Glacier National Park

Inside North Fork Road is a scenic drive located in the Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana, on the Canada–United States border. The road is a 28-mile narrow, bumpy, gravel road between Fish Creek and Polebridge, providing access to some of the park’s most pristine wilderness areas. The road is closed in winters.

Inside North Fork Road is a long difficult dirt road running in the North Fork, one of the most uncrowded sections of Glacier National Park. This gravel road is quite primitive, so make sure you ask a park ranger if your vehicle is appropriate for this type of terrain. The road was built in 1901. It’s the oldest road in the park. Heavy or prolonged rain can cause local flash floods that cover the road with water or wash out culverts or bridges. Annual flooding has caused significant and recurring damage to the road, particularly near the Anaconda Creek and Logging Creek areas. Roads inside Glacier National Park’s North Fork Country are maintained in a primitive condition. They are rough, dusty and narrow, with many blind curves and few pullouts. The maximum posted speed is 20 mph. Long trailers or large RVs are discouraged from using the roads. Some road sections may require a high clearance 4WD vehicle, driven by a driver experienced in 4WD drive techniques and being familiar with backcountry conditions. Recreational, towed, and low-clearance vehicles are strongly discouraged from traveling this road. In ideal conditions, about two hours are needed to travel the whole road. Visitors may encounter downed trees, and therefore should have a hand saw or ax with them. 
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