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Best Places to Ride Snowmobiles in the U.S.

February 10, 2021
By Chad Wall

Finding new ways to enjoy the outdoors during the wintertime is always a win. Snowmobiling is a great way to bring out the whole family and explore the snow and wilderness in places that are not as accessible by car or by hiking trail. Whether you are new to the activity or you are a seasoned snowmobiler, here are some of the best places to ride snowmobiles in the U.S.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

It’s no surprise that Colorado is home to some of the best trails and terrain for snowmobiling. Steamboat Springs is a popular tourist destination for its “Champagne Powder” snow that makes for great skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Hit the trails during the day, and with a variety of resorts and a beautiful village with shops and restaurants, Steamboat Springs could be perfect for your next winter vacation.

UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN

Over 2,500 miles of snow-covered, untouched trails that take snowmobilers through forests, fields, and over frozen lakes, this area provides the perfect wilderness experience. With an average snowfall being 200 inches a year, this destination is truly a winter wonderland. 

ST. GERMAIN, WISCONSIN

St. Germain has prime conditions for a variety of winter sports such as ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. This remote area is well known for its trail system that is maintained and guided by volunteers that help you navigate the rugged terrain. 

PRIEST LAKE, IDAHO 

Not far from the Canadian border lies this pristine network of trails. Winter lasts a little longer with tours that take you up peaks to 7,000ft. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails that take you through wooded areas that lead to breathtaking views, this destination is perfect for the whole winter season.

VAIL, COLORADO

During the winter months, the Colorado Rockies are a perfect destination for anything involving snow. Vail is a beautiful mountain town located less than 2 hours from Denver. Whether you live in Denver or you are traveling for work or vacation, Vail is just a short drive to all the winter fun you could ask for. If you are seeking a guided tour or have the urge to explore the backcountry on your own, Vail may be the place for you. 

MAINE

Maine is home to a one of a kind trail system, The Interconnected Trail System (ITS) that expands over 3,500 miles. Their interconnected trails take you through friendly small towns and wilderness. Providing there is enough snow, this trail system will take all over the state of Maine and will connect you to an additional 10,000 miles of land to explore. 

OLD FORGE, NEW YORK

With an average snowfall of 165 inches, this destination has been a place for snowmobiling since the beginning of the sport. This storybook-like town, located in the middle of the Adirondacks, is a great place to enjoy a snowmobile ride along one of their many trails. 

HEBER CITY, UTAH

Located 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, there is a base camp for a network of snowmobiling trails that expands 200 miles. With various skill levels available, this location is sure to bring fun for the entire family. 

THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

These well-marked trails are perfect for anyone that may not want a guided tour but are not quite yet ready for the backcountry. The popular location for snowmobiling will give the feel of a vast, wide-open landscape along with valleys and peaks that reach up to 6,000ft. 

MAD-RAMPS FOR SNOWMOBILES 

With the MAD-RAMPS Snowmobile Kit, you can eliminate the dangers of traditional ramps and instead have a quick and convenient way to transport your snowmobile to some of the best places to ride snowmobiles in the U.S.. With the MAD-RAMPS Snowmobile Kit, you get the convenience of:

  • No need for license and registration
  • No need for extra storage or parking
  • No need for ongoing maintenance

When you are ready for a hassle-free way to transport your snowmobile, MAD-RAMPS has the equipment that will help you load and unload safely and efficiently. We hope to see you out in some of the best places to ride snowmobiles across the country!

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