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.
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.
- DNR Parks and Trails
ATV (Class two allowed)
Year-round except for restrictions during firearms deer season. (Reduced winter hours)
Difficulty & trail length
Lodging, Food and Gas are all available by trail, in the City of Gilbert.