Michigan Trail Report

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/12

We have another winter weather advisory for today through tomorrow morning with 6-12 more inches of snow on top of the 12-20″ we received last Thursday-Sunday night. Snowmobiling is the best it’s been in years. Come up and enjoy all our snow..

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good was last groomed 2/10/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is good was last groomed 2/11/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is very good was lasted groomed 2/10/19. Logger had plowed 3 miles east of Wakefield but as of last weekend they seem to have stopped plowing. Groomers did groom a path through the Great Lakes Road high-line swamp, but be advised off-groomed surfaces will be wet. Groomers have been able to go across due to our cold weather. YEILD TO LOGGING OPERATIONS!!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is very good and groomed daily. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is very good last groomed 2/10/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in very good condition it was last groomed 2/6/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS Trail Conditions are good to very good.
Last report was 2/4/19.

Trail 1 North is very good.

Trail 1 South-Remember there is a re-route from the North corner of the lake to West Shore Resort.

Conditions are great from there to Marenisco.
Trail 1/8 Corridor is very good
Trail 8 West Good to very good
Trail 8 East: Good – thin toward Ewen
Trail 13 N & S: Good to very good.
Trail 102 is very good.
Trail 100 is closed to Logging this season.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS report trails were last groomed on 2/7/19. Trails are groomed daily and are in good to very good condition. We do have a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Trail 2 west of Watersmeet – Very good condition with the exception of a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet- Very good condition.

Trail 13 south to Cisco Chain- Very good condition.

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail 100+ sleds are passing the groomer. It’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches.

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Very good condition.




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Tuesday February 19th, 2019 - 10:37 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Updated Trail report:
Groomer VOLUNTEER OPERATOR Steve G. took this video grooming trail 2 from Blackjack Road east to Indianhead Mountain late last Friday night. This section is often the roughest by 3pm Saturday and it starts every Saturday looking like this! We had both groomers go down this weekend, but only for a few hours due to excellent teamwork and urgency by GRTA volunteers. Still we got behind and the ridiculous amounts of snow make the task of getting them flat...and keeping them flat...very difficult. Several rounds of snow forecast this week, start planning your backpack interstate snowmobile trip! Conditions like this don't come around often and as GRTA Club Member "Tinger" says, "Ride like it's going to be 60 degrees tomorrow!!" #groomeroperatorsneeded #volunteertoday #snowmobile #trail #riding #gosnowmobiling #thinksnow #westerngateway #up
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Appreciated this past weekend to make safe riding for us. Thank you

I rode your trails this last weekend they were awesome thanks for all you do


Looks pretty squatchy! Any encounters?

Was that the overheat warning I heard??

Did you see that tree that had my name on it?

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Monday February 18th, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Check out the Western UP in Boondock Nation!
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Sunday February 17th, 2019 - 9:50 pm

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club

CAUTION!!! TRAIL #2 25 miles west of Watersmeet The water spot has grown, we are working to get it filled and froze over. Please use caution! Our driver worked very hard trying to make this a safe crossing. Came close to tipping the groomer over. Thank you Jack!! ... See MoreSee Less


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What’s causing this. Beaver dam?

Scott Zywicki

We came through here Friday, and it was bad. Came up on it with no warning. Pink ribbon on each side of the hazard is not an adequate means of warning folks of this hazard. Why isnt there a caution ahead sign on each side of this water hole?

Pallets work well and still allow water to flow.

Jarrod Boesen

Steve Koch watched him pull out of it!

What are you filling with?

This was what it looked like at 11:34 last night. Dangerous for sure. Glad that the people that were in my group did not have any issues. Hope that it gets repaired before anyone gets hurt. Stay safe out there!

Brent Bublitz

Fill it with bales of straw. Will hold up groomer and sleds and freeze. Seen it done a few times. Just an idea.

Kendra Smith Dennis Smith

Gary Krawetz

My wife and i came through here on Saturday and it is a dangerous spot for sure, and by the looks of it there had already been a couple crashes there, and a couple sent into the trees. Thank you for marking with the signage. We were heading east stopped about 10 yards before the hole, and oncoming traffic didn't see the spot until the last minute due to the fact that it at the end of the curve. Which caused them to get close to hitting us after they went through. So thank you and keep up the good work.

Came across today in front of the groomer...yikes for sure!

Is this somewhere between Rogers Bar and US- 2

Is this somewhere between Roger Bar and west to US- 2 or Watersmeet and Rogers Bar? Plannig to head to Rogers form Marinesco but wont be if I have to go through that.

John Dunne Brad Lindley

Hunter Gray Cole Burke Tyler Burke

Ron Gates

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Friday February 15th, 2019 - 4:50 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Way to go St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club! The buildings up here in big snow country are built for snow like this, but this season has been one for the books. Way to not miss a beat!! Well done!! #sledclubsrock #volunteersYou may have heard about the roof collapse at The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club's Groomer Barn. Here are a few pictures to confirm the rumors.

We're proud to announce that, like The Phoenix The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club will not miss one night of grooming!

We'll be grooming EVERY night through next Sunday night. (February 24th)

So gas up your trucks and sleds and get up here to enjoy the excellent trails here in God's Country.
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We’ve been pounded with snow and love almost every minute of it:-) Thank heavens for volunteers - agreed that snowmobile clubs do rock! Thanks for the support!

Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

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Friday February 15th, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Gogebic Area Grooming

2-15-19, Gogebic Area Grooming are out grooming all trails. Groomers reporting that trails are in great condition, an snow up trail 102 is in the feet. Here our some pictures of that. Be careful when crossing roads as the banks are getting high enough to where it is hard to see over! As always, ride safe and have fun!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less


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August Anderson

Planning a trip for 2nd week of March. Hope it stays cold till then.

Rode trail 11 South boundary rd this morning. That was INSANE 😳😳❄️❄️❄️ single lane in about 3ft of snow!!

Brett Kinzler

Benjamin William Grossen

Mike Kirschbaum Mary Kaye Kirschbaum Taylor Ann Kirschbaum Caleb Nuehring 😍⛄️🤙🇺🇸

30" in Twin Lakes yesterday

Joe Vandenbush

Will be there tonight ! Thanks for all your hard work. Tammy O'Neal Jameson

Troy Zitzke Parker Johnson Trevor Delehanty

Cant wait to get up there on Sunday

That's pretty cool!

Great Needed you guys out the tuesday,wednesday, and thursday.

Brennan Schulte what are we doing ha

Logan Waroquier

Nicolas Baron

Jack Benson Jack Davis Andrew Strom

Kyle Prosser

Two. More. Weeks.. I hope this weather holds.. ❣️

We rode trail 11 also we were the first ones down it. Snow was very deep

Dan Moderson

Kyle Schoultz

Adam King

Lynn Panos

Zachary Ahrns Chris Shannon

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