The U.S. is home to some of the most enjoyable and demanding snowmobile trails in the world. With winter quickly approaching, knowing where to find the best trails can make for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Here are some of the best places to ride in the U.S.:
Idaho is home to the Stanley Basin, an extensive system of snow trails that encompasses three mountain ranges. The basin boasts of over 200 inches of snow fall each winter, making it one of the best places for those looking to trek through deep snow. While Stanley Basin facilitates more than 180 miles of specially designed trails, practices snowmobilers are encouraged to enjoy off-trail riding as they see fit.
The city of Newberry is located in Northern Michigan and boasts of some of the most beautiful snow trails in the country. The Tahquamenon Falls lie but a little ways to the North. The Falls are in close proximity to the fabled frozen waves of Whitefish Point, where temperatures get so low that the salt water along the shore begins to freeze. Newberry has more than 200 miles of maintained snow trails that span what is known as the Lake Effect Snow Belt.
Mammoth Lakes, California
When most people think of California, they have a desert in mind. Northern California, however, is somewhat infamous for the amount of snow it gets each year. The amount of snow that falls on Mammoth Lakes during the winter is only second to that which comes to Alaska. Mammoth Lakes boasts of some 75,000 acres of open snow trails, which attract thousands of intrepid snowmobilers each year.
Alaskan snowmobiling is widely regarded in the snowmobile community to be amongst the best experiences in riding. There are several impressive trails located in the Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker ranges. The view from these trails is unmatched in all of the U.S., as riders can enjoy a stunning view of the Northern Lights.