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Iron County, Michigan

Reporter:Colleen
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 12-18 inches
Date of Report: January 24, 2023
Area Report:

Trails remain in good condition… groomers and operators are out daily. Reports coming in the trails are looking good.  There is still a closing on Trail #15 N to Trail #111…. there is a problem with one of the bridges on this trail.  Riding in any direction should be good for the week and weekend.. nice cold temps in the forecast.

Trail #2, Trail #16, Trail #116, Trail #107, Trail #113 and Trail #18 to Republic are all in Good to Very Good condition.

Trail #15 S. to Wisconsin is in Fair to Good condition.

Just a reminder that the corners can be a little icy so try to stay on your side of the trail.. and also there are different levels of riders out on the trails.. some starting to learn.. some seasoned and some well seasoned.  Please use caution and be patient when coming upon riders… pass at a stop sign.. pull over and let the faster riders behind you pass safely…. and don’t forget your hand signals.  All the things we were suppose to learn in snowmobile safety classes still apply everyone.  We all want you to get home safely after your snowmobile trip up north.  

Also, very IMPORTANT.  Give the groomer operators room on the trails if you see them and as always a Thumbs-Up never hurts… they keep your trails smooth!  😉

Happy Trails Y’all !!

 

 

 



Snowmobile Information:

Don’t forget Michigan has a “Free Snowmobile Weekend” coming up February 11th & 12th.  No Michigan permit is needed for your sled that weekend… but we all do hope you come up and ride here in Iron County more then just once this winter.. you’re going to “Love It” once you try it.  🙂


Snowmobiling Information

Iron County, where fun-filled snowmobiling is close at hand with a short trip to Iron County in south central Upper Michigan. This scenic region features more than 300 miles of well-groomed trails which enables the rider to experience the inherent beauty and wildlife that abounds in this area.

The Iron Range Trails cover Amasa, Crystal Falls, Iron River, and Sidnaw, providing hundreds of miles of excellent sledding. These trails also connect with the vast trail systems of the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. And with plenty of abandoned railroad grades and many straight-open stretches of two miles or more, Iron County is the place for you!

Iron River serves as a main hub for many trails in the area, providing all the amenities snowmobilers could ask for. Trail 16, known as the “Chippewa Trail”, travels east on a well groomed scenic route to Crystal Falls. From here it continues on to the Sagola area on the Arsenia Hershey Trail. A jaunt on Trail 15 takes riders north deep into the magnificent Upper Michigan northwoods offering the luck rider many opportunities to view or capture on film wildlife and scenery. This trail gives sno-tourers the option of traveling to Sidnaw or connecting with Trail 4 toward Kenton or Trail 111 to Amasa.

Wide open trails and groomed scenic journeys through the woods are Iron County’s trademark. When planning a trip to Iron County Michigan to snowmobile, be sure to pack warm

 clothes as the temperature can drop below zero for several days.

Iron County, Michigan Snowmobiling Conditions and Iron County, Michigan Snowmobile News For the adventurous traveler, a forest map and compass will take you to deep powder, but bring a tow rope – you just might need it. If eating on the trail is your idea of fun, bring saddlebags to carry food and beverages. The ground scenery, with wide open expanses, lakes to play on (at your own risk), check with other riders for ice conditions, slush, beaver dams, ice fishing holes, and inlet waterways before snowmobiling on area waters.

Venturing on to lakes carries an “at your own risk” policy and help is often a long distance away. Carrying a survival kit including a tow rope, extra clothing, matches, a flashlight, a map and compass, and first-aid equipment is highly recommended.Well-marked and groomed snowmobile trails make the U.P.’s Iron County Michigan a snowmobiler’s paradise.

 

The options and destinations are unlimited for snowmobilers in Iron County, Michigan. Whether you’re looking for a memorable dining experience or pleasant lodging accommodations after a long day on the trails, it can all be found here.

Iron County snowmobile trail maps are available at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce office,
at most area gas stations, and many local businesses. Trail permits can be purchased at the Chicaugon Lake Inn.