We’re in the peak of snowmobile season, so it’s time to take a trip and kick up some snow! As you’re planning your snowmobiling adventure, the nation’s most popular spots will dominate search results and best-of lists. It can be hard to find those destinations with less crowded but still shreddable trails.
If you’re looking for a snowmobiling area that’s a little more under the radar, a little more underground, then we’ve put together a few recommendations. Here are some ideas for the best snowmobile spots off the beaten path.
When you ask about the best snowmobiling trails in the midwest, nearly everyone will tell you to go to Michigan’s upper peninsula. But there’s plenty of fun to be had in the lower peninsula, away from all that hype.
Check out the area around Cadillac, MI for over 200 miles of trails that spread through the beautiful Manistee National Forest.
Nearest Roadrunner Ski-Doo Dealer: Peacock Ltd. – Baldwin, MI
Grand Mesa, CO
While the crowds head to Steamboat Springs or Vail, go to Grand Mesa – the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.
Atop this mountain, you can cruise through shared trails (look out for cross country skiers) at a whopping 9,000 feet of elevation. The high-up views can’t be beat as you explore 800 square miles of mountain snow.
Nearest Roadrunner Ski-Doo Dealer: All-Terrain Motorsports – Grand Junction, CO
Moose River Plains, NY
The Adirondack region of New York is a snowmobiling destination.
You’ve probably heard that Tug Hill or Old Forge are the hot areas to visit here. But if you go a little further east you’ll hit Moose River Plains- a more remote backcountry spot that’s also the largest piece of Adirondack public land. It’s a 16 mile stretch of open snow for you to go wild.
Nearest Roadrunner Ski-Doo Dealer: CJ Motorsports – Boonville, NY
Boulder Junction, WI
When other snowmobilers take the exit to St. Germain, don’t stop. Head to Boulder Junction, WI for 130 miles of trails (we hear Trail #8 is a must-see), and a lively town full of shops and spots to grab a beer after a long day.
The lakes that surround Boulder Junction also offer another activity for your trip: ice fishing! Load some bait and tackle onto the sled and see what you can catch.
Nearest Roadrunner Ski-Doo Dealer: TrackSide – Eagle River, WI
Bear Lake, UT
Bear Lake is right on the border of Idaho and Utah (the lake itself is actually split between the states). Get away from the crowds around Park City, Utah or the Sun Valley in Idaho and head to the Bear Lake Valley for a quiet adventure.
When temps are above freezing, Bear Lake is a hugely popular summer destination. It’s renowned for its amazing turquoise water – some even call it the Caribbean of Rockies. But in winter, the surrounding snowmobile trails are yours for the taking.
Nearest Roadrunner Ski-Doo Dealer: ADS Motorsports – West Haven, UT
If you want to go snowmobiling without any traffic on the trails, consider these areas for your trip. There’s plenty of space to get shredding!
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