Snowmobile in the “Snow Capital of Wisconsin”

The best trips begin with better planning.  Before you load the sleds for your next trip to Wisconsin and beyond, take a minute to understand the registration and trail pass rules:

Wisconsin requires that all snowmobiles be registered by the Department of Natural Resources.

For Wisconsin residents, registration is $30 or $10 for members of snowmobile clubs affiliated with AWSC.  Trail passes are delivered by US Mail, temporary receipts can be used until pass is delivered.

Non resident trail pass in Wisconsin is $50, are available online or at any DNR Sales Agent.  All trail passes are shipped by US Mail, temporary trail receipts are used to operate legally on snowmobile trails.

Local DNR Sales Agent sites are:

Town & Country Liquor

Midland Services

Saxon Pub

Cary Mine Market

Giovanoni True Value

As the Snow Capital of Wisconsin, you can bet that
around Hurley, we have more than enough for riders all
throughout winter, even when other areas don’t! Our
average annual snowfall is 200 inches, but we’ve been
known to top the 300 mark in past seasons.
When it comes to the trails, the community is proud to
say that they are kept in outstanding shape. With the
dedication of the White Thunder Riders in the north
and the Mercer Sno-Goers in the south, and the Iron
County Forestry Department, the trails are routinely
groomed and kept in the best condition possible. They
pride themselves at making sure our visitors have the
best possible sledding experience they can.
Iron County boasts over 500 miles of scenic trails that
can take you through the beautiful county forest, to
Lake Superior, up the Penokee Mountains or to the waterfalls
for truly spectacular views. Combining our 500
miles with the neighboring counties and Michigan’s
U.P. provides you with over 1,000 miles of trails within
a 50 mile radius of Hurley. Make Hurley your Snowmobile
Hub to endless destinations.

Need information on registration and trail passes?  Click on the link below:


All Iron County snowmobile and winter ATV trails will be closed effective Monday, March 19, 2018 at midnight.  Gates along the trails will be closed.

All ATV trails will remain closed until break-up conditions recede.  ATV trails will open on a trail-by-trail basis as trail conditions dry up and have been inspected for washouts and grade integrity.  This is estimated to be mid-May.

Thank you for your cooperation during this seasonal transition time.