Map of Columbia Falls Out and Back

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Biking Photos (14K)Location: Columbia falls
Type: Road Ride
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 23 miles

This 23-mile moderate road ride will take riders up and back on the North Fork Highway #486. The road parallels national forest lands to the west and the designated Wild and Scenic North Fork of The Flathead River to the east, which forms the boundary of Glacier National Park above it's confluence with the Middle Fork of The Flathead River.

The town of Columbia Falls sits along the Flathead River in the northeast corner of the Flathead Valley. It is the nearest large town to Glacier National Park. Logging, tourism, and an aluminum plant are the town's major industries.