Powderhorn Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 31st most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

Near Ironwood, there are two cross country ski loops south of Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Area. The Wolverine Loop is an easy to moderate 5 km loop, while the Powderhorn Loop is a moderate to difficult 7 km loop.

To reach the trailhead from Ironwood, head east on US 2 just past Section 12 Road. The parking is on the left (north) side of the road before reaching Powderhorn Road. Also, access is available from the Ski Area (Big Powderhorn Mountain is located between Ironwood and Bessemer, 2 miles north off US2. Look for the Big Skier).

Overall, Powderhorn Trails is the 31st most popular cross country ski area of all 49 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan.


Local Contact(s):  ONF (906) 932-1330; Regional Tourism (800) 659-3232; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937; Trek & Trail in Ironwood (906) 932-5858.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Active Backwood Retreats (906) 933-3502

Luxury Loding:  Black River Lodge, Ironwood (906) 932-3857

Breakfast Restaurant:  Mannys, Ironwood; Hurley Coffe Company, Hurley

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/ottawa/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/7/2016

ID:  13663


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