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.
Date of Report: 2/20/2014
Trail Conditions: AWESOME
Snow Cover: 24 – 30 inches of snow cover
Our trails are “OPEN” and groomed. Northern & Western trails are in “Excellent” condition… Southern & Eastern trails are in “Very Good to Excellent” condition. Groomers & operators are grooming daily… so Let it snow .. Let it snow.. Let it snow!! We received 6 inches of snow on Thursday and a couple more inches yesterday …. so Let it snow.. Let it snow.. Let it snow!!
Trail #2.. Trail #15 N. .. Trail #107.. Trail #18.. Trail #16.. Trail #116.. Trail #113 are all in “Excellent” condition.
Trail #111 & Trail #15 S. are in “Very Good to Excellent” condition as well.
Forecast is calling for temps in the mid to upper teens all weekend. .. snow is in the forecast again tomorrow. We have an awesome base on the trails. Heading “North” this winter – Head to (IRON COUNTY MICHIGAN) – Come on up and give us a try… you’ll be glad you did!!!
News & Events:
AWESOME ICE FISHING in Iron County Michigan – Lakes have a good (30 to 36 inches) or better of ice on all lakes. For more information contact the Iron County Chamber Office and ask for (Bob or Beth) – (1-888-879-4766).
Fish are biting – blue gill.. crappie.. walleye and lake trout too!!!
Enjoy (Downhill or Cross Country) Skiing - Check Out – SKI BRULE (www.skibrule.com) – 100% Open and going strong. Voted (#1) favorite Family Resort in the Midwest (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013). Be sure to check it out.
If you’re looking for a “great place” to stay… Clean Comfortable rooms.. with affordable rates (located on trail #116) – (Come On And Check Us Out) at – www.chicaugonlakeinn.com (OR) 906-265-9244.
ADDITIONAL LODGING INFORMATION – www.ironcountylodging.com
Iron Range Trail Club
11 West Maple
Iron River, Michigan 49935
PO Box 124
Crystal Falls, MI 49920