Lutsen Trails

Riding trails --- one last chance??

Date: 
03/23/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
1.5 - 2 inches
Recent Grooming: 
none
Current Trail Conditions: 

With trails already packed hard and a small amount of snow, we haven't groomed. BUT don't let  that stop you if you want to ride!  With bright sun and one day last weekend of temps in the high 30s some spots might be bare.  Some spots are also icy; yet you can enjoy our upper trails [refer to map]; all trails away from the lake have been ridden and enjoyed this week.  If you park at the snowmobile parking area - 2 miles up County Road 4 [Caribou Trail], you can access these upper trails.  Maps in the box there too.

Winter hasn't given up yet.  Trails close April 1 so you might take this chance for a riding adventure .  Ride safely - as always.

Wonderful riding now...

Date: 
03/18/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
3 +?? inches
Recent Grooming: 
none
Current Trail Conditions: 

Riders have enjoyed the trails the past few days - but especially today, Saturday, March 18.  The upper trails [see map] of Caribou, Deer, Muehlber, Lutsen Access, Mountain Access, and Eagle have provided good riding. No trails nearer Lake Superior offer you much in the way of good riding.  Some areas are still icy so use caution.

For all who use this site or contact us by phone listed on MN USA or DNR sites, we thank you for your inquiries.  Although over the past weeks, Mother [Father??] Nature has not cooperated to give us the prime conditions we boast about, you riders have still enjoyed the trails.  Thank you for any feedback you have given AND keep coming back.

Lutsen Trail Breakers!

Yes, Lutsen Upper Trails Rideable

Date: 
03/09/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
1- 2 Inches of Fluff
Recent Grooming: 
Not yet
Current Trail Conditions: 

With warmer temps last weekend and rain on Monday, you might think trails are done.  Not so.

Trails away from Lake Superior, Upper Lutsen Access, Caribou, Muehlberg, Deer are still in fair condition.  Snow on Tuesday and Wednesday was light and heavy winds moved it around so grooming would have been wasted.  Gusts of 50-55 miles per hour didn't affect some protected trail areas but certainly did others.  Beware of icy areas that pop up which were caused by the warmer temps and encouraged by that rain.

However, with the trails mentioned, riders can make loops and enjoy scenic rides.

March is usually a heavy snow month.  So never say "NEVER."  As always, ride safely!

Snowflakes needed...

Date: 
02/27/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
Four flakes in an hour [tsk]....more later this week???
Recent Grooming: 
Caribou, Deer, and Muehlberg...more later??
Current Trail Conditions: 

Upper trails - those above snow line and 3 miles from Lake Superior - are certainly open to an enjoyable ride.  Those lower like Fox and lower Lutsen Access will present grassy spots.  There are icy patches so use caution.  If you are in need of gas and haven't taken some on your trailer, know that the trails to businesses close to the Lake will not have much if any snow.

We are hoping for more snow and completed grooming this week and will update this site as it occurs. Think snow!

Vintage Ride Tomorrow is a GO!!!

Date: 
02/24/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
0
Recent Grooming: 
Deer Trail, Muehlberg and portions oc Caribou
Current Trail Conditions: 

Vintage ride tomorrow, Saturday February 25,2017. The Trail has been Groomed on the upper portion, This turned out very well. The Water that was flowing has for the most part re-frozen, the snow is still thin down near Lake Superior but I had no problem getting thru today. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. with the ride scheduled to leave at 11:15 a.m.

The best place to spectate will be at Cascade Lodge, but if you want to see the sleds on the trail, the intersection of the Caribou snowmobile trail and either the Deer or Muehlberg snowmobile Trails would be my picks.

Vintage ride Will take place Saturday, February, 25th,2017

Date: 
02/23/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
None
Recent Grooming: 
Upper portion of Deer and Muhlberg
Current Trail Conditions: 

The Vintage ride will take place this Saturday. Dispite spring like weather this week the ride will take place with registration at Cascade lodge starting at 9:30 a.m. .  The lower portion of the ride will have some challenges to overcome, the snow is really thin down by the lake, with some areas of water flowing across the trail. I just rode the entire course and the lower portion was somewhat of a challenge but the upper part away from the lake  still has lots of snow. We will be grooming this upper section tonight. With  temperatures returning to Around 25 for the daytime high conditions should improve. There is a 30% chance of snow Friday then 40% for friday night.Saturdays high is expected to be around 25.

If you are a Die Hard snowmobile ride this ride is for you. If you refuse to give up winter, this ride is for you. This ride is NOT For the FAINT OF HEART.

For more info visit  www.cascadelodgemn.com/2017vintagesnowmobile.php  or call Larry at 218-370-9268

February Presidents Weekend Trail Conditions

Date: 
02/17/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
none since 2/10
Recent Grooming: 
Tuesday thru Thursday
Current Trail Conditions: 

As of 3 p.m. today --All Lutsen trails are awesome.  A few problem areas can be found on Fox Trail under the power line -- a few icy spots. Yes, the temps have gone up but you'lll find good conditions here especially away from Lake Superior.  We asked a few fellow travellers their thoughts -- good base, smooth for the most part and enjoyable rides. This, of course, is today - Friday, Feb 17.  We know that with all the traffic, conditions will detoriate.  We hope all enjoy the trails safely.

Trail Update

Date: 
02/08/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
past 24 hours 6 inches past 72 hours 12-18 inches
Recent Grooming: 
weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

Fresh snow has fallen across the Arrowhead. Winter is very much alive. Grooming continues this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. All trails should be  ready for the weekend. Temperatures are back to normal. Come on up and ride. 

Vintage Ride Event

Date: 
02/08/2017
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Winter is still here

Date: 
02/03/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
o"
Recent Grooming: 
All Trails are Groomed
Current Trail Conditions: 

Riding continues to be good here in the Arrowhead. Trails are a bit rough after the "Meltdown" but the snow inland is still in good shape. Down by Lake Superior the snow is a little thin but access to gas and food is still available. Temps. have returned to normal and winter is far from over. hope to get more snow soon,to give the groomers something more to work with. Some ice is present on the corners so slow down and enjoy the spectacular views. Ride smart and remember "Rubber side down, Shinny side up" !

New Snow & Trail Update

Date: 
02/02/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
2 -4 inches
Recent Grooming: 
Not this week
Current Trail Conditions: 

After recent warm up and rain on trails near Lake Superior, we did not groom since Jan 26. Away from Lake Superior - inland 2+ miles there is plenty of packed snow.  Our recent snowfall of up to 4 inches was light and fluffy -- not so "groomable."  However, for those who want to ride, you will find trails open and ready.  Enjoy the ride safely.

January 13 Lutsen trail update

Date: 
01/14/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
6-10 inches
Recent Grooming: 
Jan 9,10,11
Current Trail Conditions: 

Nearer Lake Superior, trails have less snow: 6-10 packed snow. Nearer the state trail 18-20 inches have been reported.  With gusting winds riders may find trees or branches down.  Please report any to 218 663 7305.    Many brave souls have ventured out - even on the below zero days!  Enjoy the trails safely!

Let us know about your rides.

January 13 Lutsen trail update

Date: 
01/14/2017
Recent Snowfall: 
6-10 inches
Recent Grooming: 
Jan 9,10,11
Current Trail Conditions: 

Nearer Lake Superior, trails have less snow: 6-10 packed snow. Nearer the state trail 18-20 inches have been reported.  With gusting winds riders may find trees or branches down.  Please report any to 218 663 7305.    Many brave souls have ventured out - even on the below zero days!  Enjoy the trails safely!

Let us know about your rides.

Trail Grooming for week of Dec 26

Date: 
12/27/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
8 inches inland; 3 inches closer to Lake Superior
Recent Grooming: 
this week
Current Trail Conditions: 

Trails above snowline have plenty of snow.  With winds, some obstructions have yet to be removed.  Enjoy riding trails safely.   

Lots of Snow

Date: 
12/22/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
Closer to Lake Superior 6 inches. Above snowline 8-12 inches.
Recent Grooming: 
December 17 and 18.
Current Trail Conditions: 

YES we have snow. With recent winds we have had to remove some obstructions. All trails will soon be groomed again.  Enjoy your ride safely!