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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Uphill Primary
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Abandoned by mining companies more than 30 years ago, this area of former mining pits and rock deposit stockpiles now boasts regenerated vegetation and clear lakes that draw a wide range of recreation enthusiasts. Twenty-five miles of natural shoreline can be explored by boat or canoe and anglers can cast a line for trout, northern, bass, crappie, or sunfish.

      As one of Minnesota's newest State Recreation Areas, Cuyuna's 5,000 acres are mostly undeveloped.

      Park Highlights
      * Camping
      * Trout Fishing
      * Canoeing
      * Mountain Biking
      * Scuba Diving
      * Fat Biking


      Office Hours

      Best time to contact the park:

      Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      Contact

      307 3rd Street
      Ironton, MN 56455

      tel: 218-546-5926

      fax: 218-546-7369

      email: cuyuna.statepark@state.mn.us

      Getting There

      The recreation area is located near the communities of Crosby and Ironton.

      GPS coordinates:
      Office: N46° 28.723' W93° 58.597'
      Portsmouth Campground: N46° 29.036' W93° 59.563'
      Miner's Mountain Rally Center: N46° 29.06' W93° 59.563'
      Yurts: N46° 29.977' W93° 56.686'
      source: MN DNR
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Rally Center Parking - South google parking directions
      Access Info:
      DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST (HWY 210)
      * Easterly on US Highway 10 to Motley, MN
      * Continue easterly along MN Highway 210 to Ironton, MN
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST (HWY 210)
      ​* Westerly along MN Highway 210
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH (HWY 371)
      * Southerly on MN Highway 371
      * Turn left onto MN Highway Highway 210 (Kohls on the left)
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH (HWY 169)
      *​ South on US Highway 169
      * Merge onto MN Highway 210 at Aitkin, MN
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH (I-94)
      * Westerly on US Interstate 94 to Clearwater, MN
      * Take Exit. 178 (MN-24)
      * Turn right on MN Highway 24 to Clear Lake, MN
      * Turn left onto US Highway 10
      * Continue northwesterly to Little Falls, MN
      * Take a slight right to merge onto MN Highway 371
      * Continue northerly to Baxter, MN
      * Turn right at MN Highway 210 (Costco on the far left; at railroad tracks)
      * Continue Easterly along MN Highway 210 to Ironton, MN
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH (HWY 169)
      * Northerly on US Highway 169 to Garrison, MN
      * Turn left onto MN Highway 18 (Mille Lacs Lake Concourse to the right; Y Store to the left)
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 6 to Deerwood, MN
      * Left onto MN Highway 210 (Deerstand restaurant on the right)
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance
      Disclaimer:
      To park in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, MN State Park Permits are required.

      Permits are $7 for one day or $35 for one year. Permits can be purchased here: https://reservemn.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWeb/Memberships/CustomerPermitEntry.aspx , the kiosks on site (day only) or at the MN DNR office in Ironton, MN.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 14 hours ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #59
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      78
      Trails Mountain Bike
      78
      Trails E-Bike
      74
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      7,194 ft
      Total Vertical
      214 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,402 ft
      Reports
      1,612
      Photos
      112
      Ridden Counter
      20,539

      Photos of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Hopper Hill
      11 |
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Sep 6, 2019
      14 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 6:08pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      17 |
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 7:39pm
      Aug 14, 2019
      trail: Tugger
      12 |
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 7:24pm
      Aug 14, 2019

      Videos of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Suyuna Expert Jump Line Epic Smash
      0:51 | 136 | Jun 14, 2019
      shredding screamer  in cuyuna mtb park.
      trail: Screamer
      1:18 | 215 | Jan 6, 2019 , Crosby
      shredding chute  in cuyuna mtb park.
      trail: Chute
      4:06 | 174 | Jan 6, 2019 , Crosby
      Man Cage - Cuyuna | September 2018
      trail: Man Cage
      5:01 | 150 | Oct 2, 2018 , Crosby

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