Iron County Snowmobiling
Snowmobile Trails, Snowmobiling Reports & Snowmobile Clubs
Iron County boasts more than 260 miles of extensively groomed and well-marked snowmobile trails, drawing riders from throughout the region and beyond to enjoy scenic journeys that are a trademark of trails here. The wide open trails traverse abandoned railroad beds, weave through varied wooded terrain and cross lakes for excellent sledding. Snowfall totals are between 90 and 120 inches each season. The season opens Dec. 1 and closes March 31. The county trail system includes Amasa, Crystal Falls, Iron River, Sidnaw and Kenton areas. The Iron Range Trail Club (906-265-7152) maintains and grooms about 150 miles of trail while the Chippewa Sno-kats Snowmobile Club (906- 875-3117) grooms and maintains about 100 miles of trail. Snowmobile derbies, festivals and races are sponsored each season by clubs and communities. In February watch the Mid American Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb and in March the Chippewa Sno-Cats Snow Drags.
Iron County serves as a hub for not only local trails, but far beyond. Snowmobilers can tap into the vast network of trails in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin for an extended riding adventure. Gas stations, restaurants, lodging and sled rentals available. For trail reports call (906) 265-7152 or (888) 879-4766. For trail maps contact the South Central UP Snowmobile Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iron County, Michigan
Trail Report: Iron County
Reported By: CHICAUGON LAKE INN
Date of Report: 03/25/2014
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 20 inch or better snow cover
Area Report: Our trails remain in “Very Good to Excellent” condition still. Negative 22 Degrees here again this morning….. crazy cold winter for sure. BECAUSE of the cold temps our trail system is holding up great… along with a few snowfalls here and there as well.
As of right now the Michigan Trail System will be open through March 31st – unless the MI DNR decides to extend the season and that answer I do not have for you right now.
Trails #2, #107, #15 N., #113, #116, #16, #18 all remain in Very Good to Excellent condition
Trails #111 & #15 S. both are reported to be in Very Good condition.
Again, For all of you who came up and supported & rode the Iron County Michigan trails this season we all send you a very “BIG” thank you. Hope you had a wonderful time out there on the trails and were able to keep the trackside down.
If I hear of any updates regarding the extension on the snowmobile season I will keep you posted… otherwise this will be my last posting regarding the trails for this season. Even if we do get some warmer weather here (doubtful) but even if we do… the trails will hold up to end the season on March 31st.
Hope you all have a wonderful & “warm” summer!! See you next season!!
News & Events: Looking for lodging – Go to the internet and type in Iron County Michigan Lodging.
Iron Range Trail Club
11 West Maple
Iron River, Michigan 49935
PO Box 124
Crystal Falls, MI 49920