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Big Aspen Recreation Area

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Other Names

Big Aspen Trail, Superior National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use recreation area offers about 21 miles of mostly easy to moderate trails, which make it a decent place to take beginners. Trails mainly consist of railroad grades and old forest roads that wind through a scenic pine and hardwood forest. Call before you haul.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMN OHV Permit
Dates OpenMay 1 - November 28
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)must not exceed distance of 20 inches
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesProhibited
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for operators under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityVirginia, MN
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From: Virginia, MN
1) Take US-169 north (US-53) about 7 miles
2) Turn right on CR-131, continue 1 mile
3) Turn left at T-intersection, continue 2.4 miles
4) Staging area is on the left.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSuperior National Forest - Laurentian Ranger District
318 Forestry Road
Aurora, MN 55705
(218) 229-8800
mailroom_r9_superior@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoMinnesota DNR License Bureau
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(888) 665-4236
info.dnr@state.mn.us
www.dnr.state.mn.us
CommentOHV Permit Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Big Aspen Recreation Area Trail

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TERRAIN

Approx Size4,480 acres (7 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail21
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1300 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
Potable Water WaterVirginia, MN
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)West Two River Campground (218) 748-7570 or (218) 735-8831
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Britt Short Stop (218) 741-9171
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