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Iron County, Michigan

Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 10-15 inches
Date of Report: March 20, 2023
Area Report:

This will probably be my last trail condition report for the season… we will be heading south ourselves in another week or so. Currently, trails are open… clubs are grooming mainly at night with the cooler temps.  Highs are forecasted to be in the Mid 30’s through Wednesday this week…  and then temps slowly start to climb into the 40’s possible on Thursday and into the weekend.

We have snowmobilers here staying with us through Wednesday and they are saying the trails for the most part are in good condition still.  With exception to road crossings and any road riding in town.  Northern & western trails are in good shape.. plenty of snow on them.. southern trails are starting to get thin… especially when approaching highly trafficked areas… coming into the towns and gas stations and such.

Some snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night… not calling for much I saw (2-3 inches) last time I looked.

If you got a chance to come and ride this past season.. we hope the trails were good.. we hope you had a wonderful time and look forward to your return next year!  And to BOTH of our Snowmobile Clubs and members… THANK YOU all for keeping the trails groomed and as smooth as possible this past snowmobile season.  Lots of time and work goes into keeping our trail system open each year!!  And last but not least… “THANK YOU” to the landowners who allow the trails to cross onto their property. Without you we wouldn’t have a trail system in Iron County to enjoy!!  

Happy and Safe Tails to everyone and hopefully we will see y’all soon!!  Don’t forget…  AtV season is coming up next!!  🙂


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.