Skier on fresh powder at Lutsen Mountains


Snowmobile trails – over 450 miles to explore!

This is snowmobiling like nowhere else in the Midwest. With 450 miles of trails that wind through the wildest, the most breathtaking scenery in Minnesota, the hardest part of riding in Lutsen-Tofte, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage is deciding where to head first.

Every part of Cook County offers something special to snowmobilers—from wilderness and solitude to Lake Superior views. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose, fox, coyotes, and wolves. Looking for a wild ride? The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail winds for 146 rugged miles from Grand Marais to Duluth, threading through the stunning backcountry. The North Shore State Trail connects with trails in Lutsen and Tofte and numerous other locations.

Our local club, the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club, is active all winter long, sponsoring rides, contests, and other events throughout the season.

We’re Snowmobile Friendly!

Cook County knows how to show snowmobilers a good time with friendly small-town hospitality. Rest, refuel and resupply at family businesses with countless lodging options, restaurants, fuel and repair services, groceries, and other riding supplies. This is quite possibly the perfect snowmobile vacation.

Snowmobile rentals

Cook County Snowmobile Map (PDF) 

Don’t forget to check MN snowmobile regulations for a safe and smooth visit.