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I'd go on the MN DNR HSOforum and look-up the snowmobile trail maps there.

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I'd go on the MN DNR HSOforum and look-up the snowmobile trail maps there.

This is the ATV thread. If he's looking for snowmobile trails, he could post in the snowmobile forum.

The Gilbert pit isn't far from Tower.

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do you have any aftermarket skidplates on your machines? They'll help. Unless you ride real aggressively of course.

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another thing you could check coombia21 is some of the forests in MN have their own websites.

I don't recall which one I saw, but it had a map of all of the forest roads and what is open to ATV travel.

The post was in here a while back. I'll see if I can find it.

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Here's a little info I found with a contact number for the Ranger Station in Ely (20 miles NE of Tower):

All Terrain Vehicles

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST HEADQUARTERS DULUTH, MN

All Terrain Vehicles

Responsible use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be a great way to get out into the forest. ATVs allow access for recreation, hunting, fishing, or just sightseeing to people of many different abilities. Irresponsible use, however, can result in harm to trails, erosion into sensitive watersheds, and disturbance to other forest visitors. It can also result in fines or other penalties. Join the Superior National Forest in promoting responsible ATV use by following Forest Service policies and regulations when using your ATV. ATV Policy highlights These highlights cover most situations, but are not a complete listing of ATV regulations. Superior National Forest’s ATV policy only applies to National Forest System lands, trails, and roads. Contact other landowners for the ATV policy on their lands and roads.

• Cross-country ATV travel is prohibited. (You cannot travel off of designated ATV trails

and those roads authorized for ATV use.)

• ATV riding is allowed on the Big Aspen and Stony Spur ATV trails. (Off-highway

motorcycles are allowed on the Stony Spur ATV trail, but not on the Big Aspen Trail.)

• ATV use is allowed on those roads shown as “USFS roads open to ATV use” on the

Superior National Forest ATV roads and trails map

• Generally, ATV use is allowed on low maintenance roads.

• Some low maintenance roads may be gated, even though ATV use is allowed beyond the

gate. However, street legal vehicles and large off road vehicles (such as four wheel drive

trucks) are not allowed past the gate.

• ATV riding is not allowed on higher maintenance roads and roads not designated as “open

to ATV use” on the ATV map. ATVs must be trailered on higher maintenance roads to

access low maintenance roads where riding is allowed.

• ATV use is not permitted in the BWCA Wilderness and other areas shown on the ATV

map as “Management Areas Closed to ATV Use.”

8/2006

Superior National Forest

Headquarters

8901 Grand Avenue Place

Duluth, MN 55808

(218) 626-4300

(218) 626-4399 TTY

r9_superior_NF@fs.fed.us

For more information, go to www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior on the internet or contact:

Gunflint Ranger District

2020 W. Hwy 61

Grand Marais, MN

55604

(218) 387-1750

Voice and TTY

gunflint@fs.fed.us

Tofte Ranger District

North Hwy 61

P.O. Box 2159

Tofte, MN 55615

(218) 663-8060

(218) 663-7280 TTY

tofte@fs.fed.us

Kawishiwi Ranger District

118 S. 4th Ave. East

Ely, MN 55731

(218) 365-7600

(218) 365-7602 TTY

kawishiwi@fs.fed.us

LaCroix Ranger District

320 Hwy 53 North

Cook, MN 55723

(218) 666-0020

Voice and TTY

lacroix@fs.fed.us

Laurentian Ranger District

318 Forestry Road

Aurora, MN 55705

(218) 229-8800

Voice and TTY

laurentian@fs.fed.us

Superior National Forest - ATV Use

“The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Maps

Maps showing Superior National Forest roads and trails where ATV use is allowed (and where it is prohibited) are available on the web and at all Forest Service Offices. These maps will be updated periodically as roads are inventoried and decisions are made concerning their long-term status and /or use. Information on the current map (dated 2006) supercedes any use designation signs on the ground.

Towns in Bold type have Forest Service offices Summer ATV Trails Responsible ATV Riding Remember to:

• Travel and Recreate with Minimal Impact—Stay on designated routes, travel only in areas open to ATV

use.

• Respect the Environment and the Rights of Others — Consider others on the road or trail, respect private land, leave gates as you found them, keep the noise and dust down.

• Educate Yourself, Plan and Prepare Before You Go — Get maps and know where you are allowed to ride, prepare for the unexpected, pack an emergency backpack.

• Allow for Future Use of the Outdoors, Leave it Better Than You Found It — Avoid sensitive habitats, wetlands, streams, and meadows.

• Discover The Rewards of Responsible Recreation — ATV riding provides opportunities to get away.

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The text didn't copy over too well so I tried to clean it up a little. Sorry about the long read.

If you contact the Ranger Station in Ely, they could probably provide you with the information you're looking for.

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