In September we drove south along Flathead Lake looking for a back road Crystal had heard about. When we arrived at the start of the location there was a Tribal Land Special Permit sign. This meant that we needed to turn around and go even further south to the local Polson Walmart to pick up our permits. The permits are inexpensive and need renewed every March.
Alright… where were we…
The route starts to the east of the lake and gradually makes the ascent. There are plenty of Flathead Lake photo ops along the first stretch of the road. The road follows along the ridgeline and at a clearing you are able to view the Swan Valley to the east.
There are plenty of roads and no cell service, so be sure to have your map ready!