Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Trail conditions:

Low snow conditions persist throughout our trail system from Ely to Side Lake to International Falls. Some bits of trail have been groomed and/or rolled, and all the swamps that need to be packed to allow ice to freeze thicker have been packed. Despite that, snow depth remains too thin for wholesale grooming, and uplands and swamps remain rough with few exceptions. If you are riding the trails, use caution and remain alert for rocks, holes, and generally rough trail conditions. Continue to monitor conditions online, as they may change rapidly if we get snowfall:

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 6

The trail(s):
The park has six miles of snowmobile trail that connects from the Taconite State Trail to the Lake Vermilion ice trail. The ride takes you through old growth pines and young aspen forests with large wetland complexes to view along the way.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Last updated on February 13, 2024. Local snow depth is 3".

Getting there

1379 Stuntz Bay Rd
Soudan, MN 55782

Take U.S. Highway 169 towards Ely and follow the signs. Soudan is located 2 miles east of Tower, MN (these directions will take you to the park).

Snowmobilers: winter parking is not available - there's no space for trailers. Park at the nearest available trailhead and ride into the park.


Phone: 218-300-7000
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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