The Ely area is northern Minnesota’s premier snowmobile hub with numerous on-trail facilities, accommodations for both large and small groups, and with plenty of food, entertainment and service centers. The Taconite Trail is the main thoroughfare in and out of Ely in the winter. Stretching 170 miles between Ely and Grand Rapids to the southwest, many spur routes will take you just about anywhere you want to go. The Tomahawk Trail, heading to the east, has 86 miles of varied terrain which the avid snowmobiler can use to connect up with hundreds of miles more of groomed trails.
If really good snowmobiling gets you excited about winter, then you need to ride in the Ely area! Experience the 170 mile Taconite Trail, the 80 mile Tomahawk Trail-rated a Top 10 ride by Supertrax, spur trails like the Fishing Lake, Stony, Taconite or Little Grassy and miles and miles of lake trails that create a never-ending ride. The tree cover surrounds the trail edges and the lack of traffic allows you to have a true wilderness experience. The Ely snowmobile trails are famous for their on-trail facilities where the trails stretch across three state forests and the Superior National Forest. Smooth rides along these famous routes are loaded with history and the Taconite’s many spurs and loops make for some quality modern day pioneering. Here in the Ely area, the trails work closely with natural terrain offering one of the most scenic trail rides in the state. The tree cover that surrounds the trail edges, the lack of traffic and development allows you to have an uninhabited experience.
Many riders return to the Ely area each winter to enjoy its sheer beauty and varied terrain. It’s a region where people clearly love snowmobiling and they know how to make you feel welcome. Find out for yourself!
Are you looking for a new and exciting trail ride?
Come to Ely and set off on the new Circle Tour ride! This self-guided, 3-5 day tour encompasses over 400 miles of pristine wilderness and awesome trails! Novice and experienced snowmobilers alike have the freedom to plan their own itinerary and experience friendly communities and quality services along the way. Usually, you can ride for miles and not see another sled! Now, that’s an awesome ride!