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Adventure Awaits on the Range
Things to Do and Places to Play

We’re known for world-class trails of any kind: mountain biking, hiking, paved cycling, snowmobiling, ATV riding…it’s all right here on the Range.

To Know Us Is To Love Us

Our friendly, down-to-earth nature is seen and felt across the region and we’re always up for adventure on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range. The Range is truly Minnesota’s four-season vacation destination. Winter, spring summer and fall — we’ve got it all! To know us is to love us, and to ride, hike or ski our trails is to love them, too!

Trail Capital of the Country

We have thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Minnesota’s best ski resort (Giants Ridge) and some of the best ATV trails in the state, including a vast OHV park that welcomes all wheels. The mighty Mesabi Trail – one of the longest and curviest paved cycling trails in the United States travels through nearly all our Iron Range towns. We’re also home to outstanding golf and world-class mountain biking.

Find itineraries for your trip to the Range right here on our website. In short, there’s a lot to see and do on the Range.

Discover the Range for yourself. We promise, you’re gonna love it.

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Minnesota Mountain Biking’s Best-Kept Secret

Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range is finding its groove with mountain biking. A world-class system of nearly 25 miles at Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm and an ever-growing resort trail system that includes lift-served gravity trails...

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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding on the Iron Range is arguably the best way to experience the natural scenic beauty that can be found along our many miles of horse trails. What could be better than breathing in the crisp fall air while riding a leafy path...

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Hunting

The Range is blessed with 320,000 acres of the Superior National Forest, three state forests, and 500 lakes, rivers and streams that provide hunters and sportsmen with a perfect habitat…

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Disc Golf

Where can you hit eight disc golf courses in a matter of days, all within 5-10 miles of each other? On the Range! Let’s start our disc golf tour, and…

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Scenic Tours

Fall is a great time to see the spectacular Iron Range foliage. The best time to enjoy fall is mid-September to early October, but check with Minnesota’s Fall Color Finder. Here are some of our favorite autumn activities to add to your tour.

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Sax-Zim Bog

Discover the biodiversity of the Sax-Zim Bog, a renown birding and wildlife area offering adventures in any season

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Superior National Forest

Nearly half of the land that stretches across the Iron Range is designated Public Land. The arrowhead region of Northern Minnesota is home to the Superior National Forest’s 3 million…

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Kayakers paddle across a mine pit lake in northern Minnesota.
Canoe & Kayak

Canoeing and kayaking on the Range usually means exploring small lakes with very little boat traffic and enjoying sun, birds, trees and fresh air. If you want real adventure, paddle across a mine lake and imagine the bottom of the pit, hundreds of feet below. These waters are clear and cool. You'll be able to see down a good distance. In fact, scuba divers love mine lakes !

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ATVs explore wooded trails lined with fall color in northern Minnesota on the Iron Range
ATV / OHV Trails

Hundreds of miles of ATV and OHV off-roading trails network throughout the Iron Range and you’ll find secluded spots, great overlooks, or mudding trails around every turn. And don’t forget…

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Award-Winning Golf

The Midwest’s best golf awaits  Here, great golf is combined with great value, making Minnesota’s Iron Range one of the best places to hit the links, experience the rugged north,…

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Cross Country Skiing

Serenity in the Superior National Forest  You’ll find serenity on our trails and we promise to keep them well-groomed and ready for you! Our winters can be long and snowy,…

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Superior National Forest Scenic Byway

Explore the serenity of this little-known route The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway is a 78-mile route that winds through the Superior National Forest, a 3 million acre rugged landscape…

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The Best Minnesota Snowmobiling

There’s no reason not to love the Mesabi snowmobile trails. Northern Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range makes a great hub to explore points east, west and north from sun-up to sundown. Well-groomed and signed, our trails get you away from traffic...

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The Legend Golf Course in northern Minnesota at Giants Ridge resort.
Giants Ridge

Giants Ridge resort is a great place to stay if you love hiking, mountain biking, paved trail cycling, golf or disc golf. Learn more about this hidden gem of a destination.

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Explore the Mesabi Trail – Your Guide to Biking The Iron Range

From the Mississippi River in the west to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the east, the paved Mesabi Trail runs like a ribbon across the Iron Range. The…

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Unique Hiking Trails

There’s a lot to see when you hike the Range You don’t have to look far to find unique hiking trails that include stunning natural and manmade landscapes. Don’t forget,…

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Fat Biking

Giant Fun, not Far Away! Once again, Giants Ridge Resort  in Biwabik is the place to be for winter fun. Find more than 60k of cross country trails, and use…

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Superb Snowshoeing

The Iron Range is a great snowshoeing getaway! If you love winter (or even just tolerate it) you need to bring your ‘shoes to northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. This region…

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Curling

For some, curling is as much a part of winter as the cold temps. Fortunately, on the Mesabi Iron Range, there are plenty of places for long time enthusiasts to…

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Sax-Zim Bog

8793 Owl Avenue
Meadowlands, MN 55765

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Superior National Forest


Virginia, MN 55792

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