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Western UP, Michigan

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 23
Date of Report: February 23, 2021
Area Report:


Western U P Snowmobile Trail Report— 2/23/2021

We have a snow advisory warning for tonight until 5am Wednesday, with a chance of getting 3-5 inches of snow.  This will brighten up our trails and help with our conditions.


Gogebic Range Trail Authority – Snowmobile & ORV Club Trail Report 2/23/2021

Warm temps and traffic put a beating on our main corridor from Wakefield to Ironwood.   4 miles of trail between Wakefield and Bessemer is snirty, and then sections of the rail trail from Bessemer to Ironwood are snirty as well.  No grooming occurred last night due to temps, but trails are remarkably flat yet with bumps in the tight corners only.  Temps drop this evening into tomorrow allowing the crew to get out and get the corners recovered and snow moved in where needed.  Side trails remain in good to very good condition with short sections near towns downgraded to fair

Gogebic Area Groomers Report 2/23/2021

Lots of traffic over the past weekend and looks like we’ve got a bit of a warm up early part of this week, with temps dropping later in the week and snow forecasted for a couple days this week.     All trails in the Lake Gogebic Area are still reported to be in good to excellent condition.   All trails were groomed Sunday night with the exception of 1N due to a drag failure.  Groomers will be heading out when temps permit.   Mother Nature rules.  

U.P. Thunder Riders Trail Report 2/17/2021

 Groomers have been out all trails are groomed and are in good condition.

Snowmobiling Information


Winter lays a white blanket across the hills inviting all to come outdoors and play; Snowmobile down endless groomed trails. Michigan is a snowmobiler’s paradise, boasting more than six million acres of state and federal lands along with hundreds of miles of privately owned trails.

It’s Snow Time for Michigan Snowmobilers. Michigan ranks among the top eight snowmobiling states in the nation. It’s first in sheer beauty, with thousands of miles of groomed and ungroomed public trails. They span whole regions of countryside, winding across rolling fields, then plunging down woodland ravines up into deep pine forests, from town to town in Michigan.

If wintry trails beckon you, Michigan has it all. In fact, a growing number of hotels, motels and resorts offer door-to-trail proximity.

No agency has been more active in transforming Michigan into a haven for snowmobile enthusiasts than the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). They are the creators and guardians of Michigan’s major trail network through the state park system.

Snowmobiling is becoming more and more a family sport. Safety is paramount. Most accidents occur when drivers override their headlights at high speeds on remote trails. Alcohol is frequently a factor. When you snowmobile in Michigan, observe state laws. Protect the environment and your own safety by sticking to established trails. Use common sense and courtesy. And enjoy!