Polebridge, Montana

Off-the-grid and a long haul from asphalt, Polebridge shows you a favorite haunt of the backcountry set and a little-used portal to Glacier National Park. Taste Polebridge Mercantile’s hefty sandwiches on freshly baked bread, and sample cold brew and feast on dinner at the Northern Lights Saloon. Enjoy live music at the Northern Lights Saloon under the big sky and rest your head in one of the area's bed & breakfasts, private cabins, Forest Service rental cabins or pitch a tent across the North Fork of the Flathead River, at Glacier National Park's Bowman or Kintla Lakes or one of several Forest Service Campgrounds (between Columbia Falls & Polebridge). 

Polebridge is located in some of the wildest country in the lower 48. Practice Leave No Trace and be bear aware (bear spray is recommended).

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Latitude: 48.769767761 Longitude: -114.281158447 Elevation: 3534 ft

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Scenic Routes 

  • Red Meadow Rd (Drive from Columbia Falls to Polebridge to Whitefish via Red Meadow Pass)
  • Polebridge to Canada Border via N. Fork Rd.
  • Polebridge to Bowman Lake via Pacific NW Trail Rd.
  • Polebridge to Kintla Lake via Kintla Rd.
  • Inside North Fork Road- Bicycle Friendly

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High Season Dates (Time periods when community is most busy with visitors)

July to Labor Day *Some services are open seasonally, so check hours before heading out.

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