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Get Ready to Ride the Trails

Tentative Opening Trail Dates:

April 1 – Soo Line, Rabey, Alborn

May 2nd – Chippewa National Forest Roads

May 15th – Blandin, Little Moose, Northwoods, County Rd 262 & 253 Corridor and Thistledew

Under Construction – Not Open Yet – Bigfork

For more information opening and closure trail dates click HERE.

The Itasca County area offers thousands of acres of federal, state, county and industrial forest land that are open to off-highway vehicle riding, but very few designated trails exist.  Forest or logging roads are an excellent choice for ATV/OHV use.  Each municipality or level of government has a different management plan that governs off-highway vehicle use on their lands.  Please check with those governing bodies and know the rules for the type of land you are riding on.  Not all classifications of forest roads are open to traffic so be sure to know the rules before you travel. Itasca County has developed an ordinance for ATV use. Check it out before you ride.

Itasca County ATV Ordinance
Check out the Itasca County ATV/OHV resource featuring 7 maps with trails and lodging locations! This map includes:

    • Grand Rapids Area Lodging
    • Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association
    • Alvwood Squaw Lake ATV/OHV Trail System
    • and more



There is a place to stay for everyone in Grand Rapids, MN. You will find the accommodations that fit your travel needs, conveniently located near all of the recreation and attractions Grand Rapids, MN has to offer. it’s your choice whether those amenities include a water park, room service or tasty s’mores around a fire. Come experience the “Grand” hospitality in the heart of Minnesota’s nature.

Hot Lodgeing Deals

Most snowmobile trails are not designated for ATV or other off-highway vehicle use.  Many snowmobile trails cross private property under a conditional use easement that is specific to winter travel, other snowmobile trails cross swampland that is not designated for ATV or off-highway vehicle use.

A sincere effort is being made to develop a comprehensive map of off-road riding opportunities and create more designated trails.

Grand Rapids Minnesota Area ATV / OHV Resources

Download trail maps and read helpful ATV/OHV information from the Minnesota DNR and Forest Service.atv