Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Expansion

Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Expansion

At 2,700 acres, the Expansion Site is over twice the size of the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area, also known as just "Gilbert." Each zone offers different physical attributes, trail layout opportunities and potential visitor experiences. Some areas possess topographic relief and views of pastoral and rural landscapes, while other areas are low-lying forested and wetland zones typical of northern Minnesota.

Winter Use: The State Recreation Area has a Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trail going through it on one of the perimeter trails. Trails in winter are not groomed and may be shared with non-motorized uses such as dog-walking, and hiking. OHVs are asked to stay off the groomed snowmobile trail.

The State Recreation Area has reduced hours and the parking lot is plowed. IROHVSRA has a porta-potty that is kept stocked throughout the winter.

Trail closings | Trail map | What is a geoPDF map?

Not a resident of Minnesota? Don't forget your trail pass.


St. Louis County

From Gilbert, go east on Hwy. 135 to entrance on Enterprise Trail.

  • Iron Range OHV SRA Office - 7196 Pettit Road Gilbert, MN 55741
  • 218-735-3831
Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (Class two allowed)



vehicle definitions

When open


Normal season:
Year-round except for restrictions during firearms deer season. (Reduced winter hours)

view closings list

Difficulty & trail length


13 miles

difficulty definitions



food food

restroom restroom

gas gas

lodging lodging

Lodging, Food and Gas are all available by trail, in the City of Gilbert.

area attractions