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12 of the Best Snowmobile Trails in the US

Raksha Kulkarni
Snowmobiling is a chilly adventure sport that many of us prefer rather than sitting by the fire and gazing outside the window. It definitely is a unique experience to zoom along the icy landscapes on a snowmobile.
Gear up, get your helmet, and plan a trip to some of the best snowmobile trails in the US.
St. Germain, Wisconsin
The forests are a hotpot for several winter sports and snowmobiling is one of them. There are beautiful maintained Bo-Boen trails, looked after by organizations in the Vilas County.
It also has a huge history as Wisconsinite Carl Eliason invented the first motorized snowmobile here, in 1924. The Snowmobile Hall of Fame is a museum celebrating several famous snowmobile racers.
Priest Lake, Idaho
Priest Lake is a picturesque place that boasts of over 400 miles of stunning trails. You’ll find different elevation ranging from 2,500 feet to 7,000 feet above the sea level, which go around the beautiful Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
You can enjoy a whole weekend with staying options like cabin rentals, camping, RV parks, and resorts.
Steamboat Springs & Vail, Colorado
Steamboat Springs, a breathtaking location in the Yampa River Valley, boasts of stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and best powdery snow (Champagne Powder). There are guided and unguided tours suitable for different ages and ability levels.
Various resorts offer other activities like skiing and snow tubing too. You may rest later by taking a dip in the hot springs.
Vail is another attraction where you can view the 14,000 ft peaks.
Old Forge, New York
The 10,000-mile trails are in the middle of the Adirondacks and alongside the Tug Hill Plateau, which is known for its heavy snowfalls. It is also known for famous events like the Snodeo or SnoFest which attract world’s most skilled snowmobilers.
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The beautiful peninsula takes you to a step closer to nature with no industrialization and boundless snow. The beautiful forests and the frozen Lake Michigan put on quite a show! The 3,000 miles of trails offer breathtaking natural beauty.
The town, Marie, is renowned for one of the biggest race events, international 500. Skilled racers go over 100 miles per hour and manage swift turns for a total of 500 laps.
Chugach National Forest & Denali National Park, Alaska
Chugach National Forest, located in southern Alaska, is a wonderful opportunity to explore raw nature. Come join a local club and fall in love!
Denali National Park is another gem amidst the highest peak of North America. The stunning views of Mount Denali and rich history make it worthwhile! The scenic view gets better with the Northern Lights at the end of the day!
Alpine & Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Alpine is a lesser known destination but is worth a visit for its beautiful snow and natural treasures. It has trails for beginners and experts, and offer snowmobile education opportunities too.
Jackson Hole is a renowned snowy paradise that takes you around the scenic Yellowstone National Park.
Katahdin Region, Maine
The whole state of Maine has almost 10,000 miles of snowmobile trails, boasting of scenic beauty, wildlife sightings, and quaint towns. It also has an interconnected trail system of over 3,500 miles long, all over the state.
With stunning views of Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park offers great snowmobile action of 400 miles. Enjoy comfortable lodging and enroll in activities with a local club. Another famous one is The Aroostook County.
West Yellowstone, Montana
Located in the Gallatin National Forest, the well-maintained trails range up to an elevation of 6,700 feet to 10,000 feet. The picturesque beauty is graced by tree goblins, which are trees buried in snow.
The Black Hills, South Dakota
The region has beautiful, well-marked and maintained trails crossing different terrains. The 6,000 feet peaks give you panoramic views and give you the wild-west feel.
Park City, Utah
Park City is the perfect balance between thrilling adventures and luxurious accommodation. The Thousand Peaks ranch is an open area of 60,000 acres with unlimited snow.
Bartlett & Great North Woods Region, New Hampshire
Bartlett trail system is perfectly scenic, safe, and well maintained. You may take a guided tour along Swift River and explore the Mt. Chocorua or Mt. Washington.
You may also explore Mt. Forest in the Great North Woods Region to take in the amazing views.
There are so many more trails for you to explore. Don’t forget to gear up with all the required equipment and be safe!