Trail Report: Iron River
Reported By: Sue Strohecker
Date of Report: 02/04/2016
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 6 to 18
Area Report: 6 inches of snow fell from this past week’s storm which was much needed for the groomers to go out and work their magic after the past weekends meltdown. Still a good base and trails are groomed. Temps in the 20’s and a chance of snow everyday for the next few days. Since other areas in WI also received snow, our trails may not be as busy as in the past. BUT we still have the best trail system and riding conditions. THINK SNOW RIDE SAFE and be respectful of others on the trail and move over when seeing the groomer so they can do their job. Also stay on trails so we don’t loose them. Please patronize our local businesses so they can stay open for your enjoyment and their livelihood.
News & Events:
Almost every snowmobiler in the Midwest is aware of the fantastic winter playground found near the the Iron River area of Bayfield County. Hundreds of miles of wilderness trails provide tours through this area’s natural beauty, beckoning riders to return year after year.
Bayfield County welcomes winter snow enthusiasts to their winter paradise. A special treat for riders can be found on Trail 63, which travels from Hayward north through Cable, Drummond and Grandview as it continues on toward Mason. Along this trail riders will cross three refurbished railroad trestles, the 200 foot Namakagon River Bridge, 585 foot 18 Mile Creek Bridge, and the 325 foot White River Ramblers Snowmobile Bridge, each providing an awesome view.
Trail 7 traveling east from Cable brings riders to the scenic Lake Namakagon, the 10th largest natural lake in Wisconsin. From here a trek south on Trail 8 provides an excellent opportunity to view wildlife as riders travel along the Rock Lake Semi-Primitive Area.
Trails lead in all directions in this scenic Chequamegon National Forest region offering unlimited choices. When staying in this area, snowmobiles are the only transportation you will need since almost everything is accessible via snowmobile. Excellent lodging with roaring fireplaces and great food can be found trailside through out this region.
The Iron River Area is your premier snowmobile destination for Northern Wisconsin. We offer miles and miles of “smooth as a baby’s behind” trails and the friendliest lodging, dining, and entertaining establishments in the state. Many, many folks tell us that we have the best trails they’ve ever ridden on!
All of this and more is set against the winter splendor of the Chequamegon National Forest. With almost a million acres, the National Forest offers the best in Midwest snowmobiling without the crowds of more widely known destinations! The Iron River Wisconsin Area also makes an excellent jump-off point to some other great Wisconsin riding, including Hurley, Hayward, and the rest of Bayfield County. This winter, come join us in the Iron River Area of Northwest Wisconsin!