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Ironwood Trail Report – Gogebic Range Trail Authority – 12/12

GRTA groomer operator Steve G. took a video of him grooming back to Bessemer from Wakefield late last night. The ski hill section is in better shape than we imagined, but there are several icy spots. We’ll see how much traffic the trails have today/tomorrow, hopefully weekday guys can go easy and not rip the trails up. We’ll be out tonight/tomorrow night to try and give our weekend warriors the best trails possible.

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12/12/18 Facebook Trail Report:
*Be sure to view our MSA Trail Report: msasnow.org/trail-reports/grta/ *

We are trying to be as honest and up front about trail conditions as we know so many of you drive such a long ways to ride. It’s mid week and trail conditions are holding steady, surprisingly. Things can change quickly with bright sun and 35+ degrees, but we’ll keep you updated. Right now, riding this weekend may be feasible, but we’ll know more Friday. We just got word 2019 maps are in and will hopefully get them available this weekend.

Trail 160: Groomed yesterday, final 6 miles being groomed today. The southern 5-8 miles is poor with many icy spots and lots of rocks. The northern 1/2 of the trail is fair to good condition due to elevation, more lake effect fell in that area. The trail from Crestview to Norlund is poor, Crestview to spring lane is also poor due to water draining from the wet fall/summer yet. Spring Lane to Lake Road was not bad, but many downed trees removed. Lake road to Sunset road was fair. Sunset road to Airport road is quite rocky, need more snow. Airport road to Northstar road is fair. Northstar road to Vanderhagen road fair. Norlund road and north is fair.

Trail 2 from Bessemer to Wakefield: Overall fair, with some poor sections and some excellent sections. We continue to cross at the Ramsay Crossing intersection until the new reroute can be opened. Prospect road ditch trail is not groomed per agreement with Road Commission who helped facilitate the reroute. The trail from Blackjack road to Indianhead is very icy from freezing it down with no new snow. On top of Indianhead descending to Wakefield is good condition with some icy corners. Once down the hill near Wakefield the trail is icy due to running water yet and lack of snow to carry over it.

Due to the weight of our New Holland Tractor we are not using it right now to keep the ice cover intact and water holes froze over. See picture captions for locations.

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

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If you were out riding our trails this weekend please post your favorite pics! This is the Montreal River Gorge looking S/SE. Thank you Todd Janquart for the image from 2019 Club ride in Memory of Calvin Kangas, GRTA board member. Please remember to ride respectfully on the trails and roads! ... See MoreSee Less

If you were out riding our trails this weekend please post your favorite pics!  This is the Montreal River Gorge looking S/SE.  Thank you Todd Janquart for the image from 2019 Club ride in Memory of Calvin Kangas, GRTA board member.  Please remember to ride respectfully on the trails and roads!

Comment on Facebook

Kids caught lots of frogs 🐸 on a pit stop!

Bond Falls was beautiful today

Near Hurley

Lake Gogebic

Where is this posted picture taken??

Tom Beck

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Please, Trail 160 is only open to summer use at Lake Road/Powers road area of far north Ironwood. Join the club and help us develop a map! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Please, whether you're from out of town or if you live in town this part of 160 is not for ORV riding. 160 starts in the powers area, so you will have to either trailer or ride the roads. The fine is very expensive when caught on private property, that's called trespassing.

C&M Oil is a Trailside gas stop and full service station with exceptional mechanics. They have been long time supporters of responsible motorized recreation and their 91 no ethanol pumps out front are ready for you! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you so much! We try to do our best always!

Welcome to Upper Peninsula liberation day! Follow our page as we try to share all our sponsors reopening guidelines and general awesomeness!! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 - 5:18 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

We are NOT doing helmet fitments tonight. We will be working on calling all applicants this evening for appointments tomorrow and Friday! #lidz4kidz ... See MoreSee Less

We are NOT doing helmet fitments tonight.  We will be working on calling all applicants this evening for appointments tomorrow and Friday!  #lidz4kidz
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Ironwood Area Featured Snowmobile Lodging



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Ironwood – Hurley Snowmobile Lodging & Services

Classic Motor Inn – Ironwood
Located on the east end of Ironwood, on US Highway #2, formerly the Sandpiper Motel, offers 25 Comfortable/Clean Rooms with Remote Color Cable TV, A/C, and Phones. Five Downhill Ski Areas Nearby (Indianhead, Blackjack, Powderhorn,Whitecap and the Porkies!). Direct Access to Snowmobile Trail #2 and Hundreds of Miles of Trails! Fireside Spa / Hot Tub […] more...

Red Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WI
Red Birch Haus puts you right where you want to be – centrally located among all the attractions the Lake Superior northwoods has to offer! Located just minutes from the nightlife of Hurley and WhiteCap Mountain Ski/Golf Resort, and situated directly on the snowmobile/ATV trail route in the historic snow belt mining town of Iron […] more...

Comfort Inn – Ironwood
The 100 percent non-smoking Comfort Inn hotel in Ironwood is located in the heart of Michigan and Wisconsin’s Northwoods and offers the best in year-round outdoor recreation. A white blanket of snow for skiing and snowmobiling, a warm spring breeze for fishing and hiking, a sunshine-filled summer for golf and swimming and the gorgeous breathtaking […] more...

The Cedars Motel – Ironwood
The Cedars Motel is a hidden gem where you and your family can come and enjoy the sights, hiking trails, and overall beauty of Ironwood’s surrounding nature. Whether you’re interested in scenic walks or skiing, our friendly staff is here to help you find the perfect activity. At the end of a long day exploring, […] more...

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December 12, 2018 |

Ironwood Trail Report – Gogebic Range Trail Authority – 12/08

Trails shaped up good tonight…and through this morning.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay has been groomed. Trail 2 and 8 we’re rolled and packed over the last two days. With a temp of 5 degrees at 445am coming into Bessemer the trails firmed up incredibly well.

The rail bed groomed tonight is in good to excellent condition. Trail 160 is OPEN but has not seen a groomer. Stay on the trail, we have 25 landowners and this is the first weekend of riding, don’t ruin it. Trail 2 and 8 from Bessemer are rated fair to good, with a few poor spots through the ski hills. The running water just eats snow.

Ride easy tomorrow, trail conditions can change quickly as it is very early in the season!!

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Report via Gogebic Range Trail Authority on Facebook

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Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

If you were out riding our trails this weekend please post your favorite pics! This is the Montreal River Gorge looking S/SE. Thank you Todd Janquart for the image from 2019 Club ride in Memory of Calvin Kangas, GRTA board member. Please remember to ride respectfully on the trails and roads! ... See MoreSee Less

If you were out riding our trails this weekend please post your favorite pics!  This is the Montreal River Gorge looking S/SE.  Thank you Todd Janquart for the image from 2019 Club ride in Memory of Calvin Kangas, GRTA board member.  Please remember to ride respectfully on the trails and roads!

Comment on Facebook

Kids caught lots of frogs 🐸 on a pit stop!

Bond Falls was beautiful today

Near Hurley

Lake Gogebic

Where is this posted picture taken??

Tom Beck

View more comments

Please, Trail 160 is only open to summer use at Lake Road/Powers road area of far north Ironwood. Join the club and help us develop a map! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Please, whether you're from out of town or if you live in town this part of 160 is not for ORV riding. 160 starts in the powers area, so you will have to either trailer or ride the roads. The fine is very expensive when caught on private property, that's called trespassing.

C&M Oil is a Trailside gas stop and full service station with exceptional mechanics. They have been long time supporters of responsible motorized recreation and their 91 no ethanol pumps out front are ready for you! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you so much! We try to do our best always!

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Ironwood Area Featured Snowmobile Lodging



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Ironwood – Hurley Snowmobile Lodging & Services

Classic Motor Inn – Ironwood
Located on the east end of Ironwood, on US Highway #2, formerly the Sandpiper Motel, offers 25 Comfortable/Clean Rooms with Remote Color Cable TV, A/C, and Phones. Five Downhill Ski Areas Nearby (Indianhead, Blackjack, Powderhorn,Whitecap and the Porkies!). Direct Access to Snowmobile Trail #2 and Hundreds of Miles of Trails! Fireside Spa / Hot Tub […] more...

Red Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WI
Red Birch Haus puts you right where you want to be – centrally located among all the attractions the Lake Superior northwoods has to offer! Located just minutes from the nightlife of Hurley and WhiteCap Mountain Ski/Golf Resort, and situated directly on the snowmobile/ATV trail route in the historic snow belt mining town of Iron […] more...

Comfort Inn – Ironwood
The 100 percent non-smoking Comfort Inn hotel in Ironwood is located in the heart of Michigan and Wisconsin’s Northwoods and offers the best in year-round outdoor recreation. A white blanket of snow for skiing and snowmobiling, a warm spring breeze for fishing and hiking, a sunshine-filled summer for golf and swimming and the gorgeous breathtaking […] more...

The Cedars Motel – Ironwood
The Cedars Motel is a hidden gem where you and your family can come and enjoy the sights, hiking trails, and overall beauty of Ironwood’s surrounding nature. Whether you’re interested in scenic walks or skiing, our friendly staff is here to help you find the perfect activity. At the end of a long day exploring, […] more...

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