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. To learn more about ride routes based on skill, visit our friends at Cuyuna.com and search under their ADVENTURE tab.
Paved Trail Cycling
The trail that started it all, the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail. This paved trail is currently eight miles in length, connecting the cities of Riverton, Ironton, and Crosby through the scenic and historic Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. Arriving in late 2019 is the extension of the paved trail to the city of Deerwood for an additional four miles of sweet Cuyuna paved trail. Click here to learn more.
Variety is the spice of life. Don’t visit Cuyuna without bringing your gravel-grinder bike for a day of off-the-red-dirt-trail fun. You’ll experience the gravel alps of Aitkin County and beautiful scenery. Here again, visit our friends at Cuyuna.com and search under their ADVENTURE tab to see their gravel-grinder cycling routes.
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.
Lakes aren’t your vibe? Try on for size our World River, the Mighty Mississippi. Yup, Cuyuna is on the headwaters of the Mississippi and it’s easily accessible just a few klicks north of Crosby on Highway 6 before you get to the Bridge Tavern. Your jaw will drop at the natural beauty along this water trail.
Rentals & Guides
With great world-class outdoor recreation, comes an even greater need for gear rental and guides. Visit with our friends below:
- Red Raven Bike Café (Bike)
- Cycle Path and Paddle (Bike, Kayak, Paddleboard Rental)
- Paddle Folk (Kayak Rental + Guiding)
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 Croft Mine Museum, the Soo Line Depot, and the Milford Mine Memorial Park. Trust us, these stops along your way will be well worth your storytelling time.