I'm planning my summer bike trip via the Northern Tier route (west to east). I am planning on going through Glacier National Park, but due to time constraints I won't be able to take the loop up to Waterton in Canada. I am planning to stay at Many Glacier campground after riding on Going-to-the-Sun Road.
After leaving Many Glacier, I need to get to Browning to pick up Route 2 and head east.The typical route I've read about is taking Route 89 to Browning. I've also read a journal where they took a short cut via Starr School Road bypassing Kiowa.
Here's my main question. Route 464 (Duck Lake Road), off Route 89 just south of Babb seems to be a shorter and less hilly way to get to Browning. Do you have any knowledge of this road and whether it would be a good alternative for biking?