Iron County

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ATV UTV Trails

ATV UTV Trails

Iron County ATV/UTV Trails are open

4 person ATV on a trail bridge

Take a ride on the wild side! ATV and UTV riders can travel deep into the 175,000 acres of the Iron County Forest for an extraordinary ATV adventure. Whether you’re coming from near or far, you’re sure to love the scenic beauty of the trails and the friendliness of Iron County. Slow down and see more as you travel through one of the largest ATV trail systems in Wisconsin.

The Iron County Forest offers ATV/UTV riders access to:

  • Hours of ATV adventures and camaraderie in one of Wisconsin’s most picturesque settings
  • 120 miles of well-maintained Iron County Forest trails, with access to hundreds of miles of routes in Vilas, Price, and Ashland County, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula, Michigan
  • Waterfall viewing and scenic overlooks
  • Well-marked trails winding through forest and fields
  • Local bars, gas stations, lodging, and restaurants on ATV routes and town roads open to ATV traffic

Camp & Ride ATV Trail Access

Four campgrounds are conveniently located on ATV trails in Iron County, with most campsites large enough to accommodate trucks and ATV trailers.

Four Seasons of ATV Riding


The Iron County Forest is open for ATV/UTV adventure in all four seasons. Typically, the ATV/UTV trails are open from mid-May through March 31 or when the trails close for the winter season. In the winter, ATVs and UTVs are allowed on the trails when the temperature is 32 degrees or colder. Winter trails are available through the cooperation of the White Thunder Riders and the Mercer Sno Goers.

ATV/UTV-friendly community

The Iron County ATV Association and Mercer Dusty Loons maintain 120 miles of year-round ATV/UTV trails. In addition to these marked trails, many towns in Iron County open their roads to ATVs and UTVs. Iron County, in general, is an extremely ATV/UTV-friendly community.
With the privilege of ATV riding comes the responsibility of operating safely and responsibly. DNR Conservation Wardens recommend that all ATV and UTV operators complete a safety course. UTVs are allowed in Iron County under the same definitions as the WDNR regulations.

Plan Your ATV/UTV Trip to Iron County

For information about trail conditions, ATV events, lodging, and dining visit:

Any firewood brought into an Iron County campground must come from within 25 miles of the campground or from a Wisconsin-certified firewood dealer.


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