Trail Report: Ely
Reported By:Ely Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report:01/29/2016
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 17 inches
Area Report: Ely Area Lakes: All Ely area lakes have been staked. It is recommended that snowmobilers stay on the staked trails to avoid issues with slush.
Taconite Trail: Trail Condition: fair Trail groomed: yes Trail base: 2-3 inches The entire Taconite Trail is groomed and in fair condition. Use caution near the Big Aspen portion of the tail due to ice flows. Some portions of the trail do have exposed rocks and brush.
Arrowhead Trail: Trail condition: fair Trail groomed: yes Trail base: 2-3 inches Groomers are anticipating having the Arrowhead Trail groomed by the end of the week. There are some section of the trail with rough terrain and exposed rocks. Please use caution while traveling on the trail.
Putnam-Fishing Lakes Trail: Trail condition: poor Trail groomed: no Trail base: 1 inch The entire trail should be groomed by the end of the week.
Lake Vermilion State Park and Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Trail condition: good Trail groomed: no Trail base: 1-2 inches Trails are packed and groomed.
Taconite Spur Trails and Stony Spur Trails: Monday the 25th the Stony Spur and the Taconite Spur towards Ely was groomed. Tuesday the 26th Taconite Spur to Ridge was groomed. Trail reports show the trail in fair to good condition.
Tomahawk Trail & Local Trails: Trail is entirely groomed. There are spots with exposed rocks between Ely and the Mattala Shelter. The unseasonably warm temperatures have caused the wetland areas to not freeze solid. Watch for downed trees in these areas.
News & Events: Fun Run – Ely Babbitt & Tower January 30, 2016 Event details at www.snowmobilefunrun.com
Ely Winter Festival – Ely – February 4-14, 2016 Event details at www.elywinterfestival.org
Pink Ribbon Riders Minnesota Snow Run Event – Ely Area – February 26-27, 2016 Event details at www.pinkribbonriders.com
Wolf Track Classic Sled Dog Race – Ely Area – February 28, 2016 Event details at www.wolftrackclassic.com