Internationally-recognized outdoor recreation
Cuyuna offers 30 miles of internationally recognized, one-way singletrack, a skills/jumps course in the Miner’s Mountain Rally Center and a cycling pumptrack in the City of Cuyuna. Featuring trails catering to cyclists from beginners through experts, you’ll find an adventure for any taste you bring to the red dirt table. Visit our friends at the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew and at Cuyuna.com for all the details. Find a trail map here.
Paved Trail Cycling
The trail that started it all, the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail. Following the 2019 extension to Deerwood, this beautiful paved trail is around nine miles in length, connecting the cities of Riverton, Ironton, and Crosby through the scenic and historic Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and onwards to Deerwood.
Variety is the spice of life. Don’t visit Cuyuna without bringing your gravel bike for a day of off-the-red-dirt-trail fun. You’ll experience the gravel alps of Aitkin County and beautiful scenery. Visit our friends at Cuyuna.com and search under their Cycling Routes tab to see their gravel-grinder cycling routes.
Fat Tire Biking and Snowshoeing
Winter is truly awesome on Cuyuna's single-track mountain bike trails. The Crew groom over 25 miles creating a pristine environment for enjoying the season. Don't let a little chilly weather stop you from getting outside!
Paddleboarding & Kayaking
Six natural lakes and fifteen deep mine lakes (with 50-foot water clarity), the Cuyuna Country State Recreation offers 25 miles of natural shoreline to explore on your kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or snorkel. And if you are a thrill seeker, paddle across the Portsmouth Mine Lake. At 395 feet deep, it’s Minnesota’s deepest inland lake.
Gear Rental, Sales & Service
With great world-class outdoor recreation comes an even greater need for gear rental, sales, maintenance and guides. Visit with our friends below:
- Red Raven Bike Café (Bike sales, rentals, repairs plus paddleboards)
- Cykel (Bike sales, rentals and repairs)
- Paddle Folk (kayak rental)
- Power Paddle MN (stand up paddle rental)
In addition to all the nearby natural lake fishing opportunities, try hooking rainbow trout from our beautiful mine lakes or spend a day on the Mississippi. Visit Crosby's Oars-N-Mine for tackle, bait and insider knowledge!
Cross Country Skiing
We are fortunate to have over 30 miles of nordic skiing trails at four great cross country ski areas nearby! Check out the groomed trails at Larson Lake, Wolf Lake, French Rapids and Nordic Ridge Rec Area.
Wellness Studio - massage, yoga and sauna
Just five doors to our east along Main Street is the Uplifted Wellness Studio offering a variety of great services to help you prepare for a day on the trails or relax afterwards. Nothing better! Best to book ahead but they can often fit you in at short notice too. Go ahead and treat yourself.
Fitness and Activities Center
We are lucky to have a great facility at The Hallett Community Center! Featuring a fitness center, swimming pool, aerobic room, ice rink and sauna this place has something for everyone and it's open to the public.
A trip to the Cuyuna Iron Range isn’t fulfilled without a voyage back in time to understand how today’s Cuyuna actually came to be. Experience the Soo Line Depot, and the Milford Mine Memorial Park. Trust us, these stops along your way will be well worth your storytelling time.
In 1998 Governor Arne Carlson described Crosby as the "antique capital of Minnesota!" While our number of stores is down from the peak there are still a lot of great places up and down Main Street to explore.