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Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range

Home of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), the Mississippi River Headwaters and the Superior National Forest.

And now the Mesabi Trail-- Minnesota's premiere paved bicycle trail, traversing fields, streams, forests and twenty-eight welcoming communities along its path.

Pump those bike tires and get ready to experience Minnesota's Iron Range!


The Mesabi Trail: Connecting communities through the wilds

Mesabi Trail

Mesabi Trail

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Call us at 1-800-322-8327 or send an e-mail to bct@boundarycountry.com for more information or to make a reservation.

The Mesabi Trail takes its name from the original Ojibwa Indian legend, Land of the Mesabi, which means "Sleeping Giant." The trail winds beneath, around, and through the Mesabi Iron Range-- where the nation finds its largest supply of iron ore and the continent finds its divide; where water flows North to the Hudson Bay, South to the Gulf of Mexico, and East to the Atlantic. It is an enchanting place full of immigrant history and Native American legends. Along the trail you travel through the beauty of northern forests, past hundreds of crystal clear lakes and rivers, around the scenic water-filled iron mines known as the "great canyons of the north" and into the historic communities of the Iron Range.

While you are here for the adventure you might as well take in some of the other sights the area has to offer. While biking, stop and take a cooling dip in one of the areas many lakes. Explore turn of the century logging at the Grand Rapids Forest History Center. Spend a day mountain biking Giant Ridge's mountain biking trails. Land as an immigrant to find your fortune as a miner at Ironworld Discovery Center. Ride over 2,000 feet down a mines shaft to your workstation at the Soudan Underground Mine. Or find your wild side at the International Wolf Exhibit in Ely.

There's a lot more— especially the people and their exciting range communities! Iron Rangers are famous hosts— they make you feel part of their family!

The Mesabi Trail is a project of the St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority in cooperation with the Itasca County Rail Authority. The trail office is located at the Ironworld Discovery Center in Chisholm, MN. For more information, see the Mesabi Trail web site.

The Adventure: Lodge to Lodge Bicycling

We are here to help. You pedal and we shuttle. You pick the lodges and inns along the trail and we pack your lunch, shuttle you to your car and fill you with a breakfast fit for a lumberjack or an iron miner. Most importantly, we give you tips to find the best dining, the highest overlooks and other exciting attractions along the trail.

You'll find nearly 70 miles of completed 10-14 ft wide paved bike paths on the Mesabi Trail. When completed, the Mesabi Trail will run from Grand Rapids through Communities of the mighty Iron Range to Ely. Its 132-mile length will make it the longest paved trail in the USA.

Trail Map and Lodges

Mesabi Venture

Two nights and one day of biking.
Includes lodging, luggage shuttle*, shuttle* to your vehicle on departure day, Wheel Pass, breakfasts, trail lunches.

Rates:
Midweek rates- 2 nights:
(Sunday-Thursday nights)
From $200.00/person
Weekend/Holiday nights: $110.00/person/night

Mesabi Challenge

Four nights / three days of biking.
Includes four nights lodging, luggage shuttle* between accommodations, shuttle* back to your vehicle on departure day, Wheel Pass, breakfasts, bag trail lunches.

Rates:
Midweek rates- 2 nights:
(Sunday-Thursday nights)
From $410.00/person
Weekend/Holiday nights: $110.00/person/night



Mesabi Quest

Three nights / two days of biking.
Includes lodging, luggage shuttle* between accommodations, shuttle* back to your vehicle on departure day, Wheel Pass, breakfasts, trail lunches.

Rates:
Midweek rates- 3 nights:
(Sunday-Thursday nights)
From $300.00/person
Weekend/Holiday nights: $110.00/person/night

Custom Trips

Tailor your Lodge to Lodge Adventure to fit your interest. Bicycle as many days as you want. Combine your bicycling trip with other activities along the trail. Mountain bike at Giants Ridge, spend a day at the International Wolf Center or Ironworld. You name it! We assist you in planning it! Custom Lodge to Lodge trips quoted upon request.


* Grand Rapids shuttle requires extra fee because of distance and will be added to rate.