Snowmobile Trail Reports 2017-18 Archives

Trails Are Closed

March 19, 2018

All Iron County snowmobile and ATV trails will be closed effective Monday, March 19, 2018 at midnight. Gates along the trails will be closed.

All ATV trails will remain closed until break-up conditions recede. ATV trails will open on a trail-by-trail basis as trail conditions dry up and have been inspected for washouts and grade integrity. This is estimated to be mid-May.

Thank you for your cooperation during this seasonal transition time.

Winding Down

March 19, 2018

Trail Report

March 19 2018

Conditions Poor

More warm weather last week did a number on the trails. As of today the county has not closed the trails yet, so you are still able to get out to ride and in fact was saw a few sleds running around this past weekend but it is getting harder and harder to access the woods trails. If you want to run around the flowage or out in the woods you still can, but for the most part the bulk of the trail system is no longer rideable. Thank you everyone for a great season and for your business at the Great Northern Hotel and also the Wolf’s Den Bar & Grill.

Last Day of Feb…

February 28, 2018

Trail Report
February 28, 2018
Conditions- Vary

With two warm days behind us and a few more to go the trails have taken a hit as the meltdown has begun. Riders are still reporting good trails in the woods, going to the flowage, and around the area, but the in town, town roads, and railroad grade are melting away fast. As soon as you get out of town and into the woods the trails are Good. Some colder temps and possible snow next week leaves us to say we are not done yet. The 12″ received last week has added to our base. Our advice is next weekend might be better than this weekend, but if you want to ride you can find some good riding!

February 13, 2018

Monitoring a little warm up this week, but after Wednesday we drop back down to normal temps and have a chance to pick up a little Lake Effect snow. Trails as of today are still in Good Condition with some areas reporting icy corners and Trail 17 (the grade) being thin. Overall excellent riding this week reported by all riders.


Good Weekend to Ride…

February 7, 2018
Trail Report
February 7, 2018
Conditions: Good
As you can see most of our trails are in GOOD condition. During the weekend with lots of traffic you may find some icy corners and the Railroad Grade (Trail 17) is thin. Overall, everyone we have been talking about this week has been reporting good trails all around the area including our trail system. Temperatures will remain below freezing in the extended forecast and lake effect snow still shows up when it wants to. We are projecting this to be a GOOD weekend to be riding the Mercer Area Sno Goers Trail System. Please ride safe and have a great weekend! This weekend and next is almost full at the Great Northern but the week day riding has been amazing, book your trip today!

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Loved the Great Northerner. My cousin got married in the back and the staff was awesome and making the stay personal. Bar was a lot of fun and breakfast did the trick. Would recommend 2nd floor for vehicle noise.

We had to stay here due to sell outs further north but were not disappointed. The rooms were big and clean. The hotel has a beautiful sitting area with Wi fi. Our room was not updated but it appears that they are in the process of doing so. The hotel is right on the ATV/Snowmobile Trail.

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Good price, very large, nice room. I would stay here again. The area has lots to see and do. This facility has everything needed for large or small groups. The staff was friendly and professional. We enjoyed our stay and have nothing bad to say about this place. I recommend it.