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Portion of the Trail 2 Snowmobile trail permanently closed.

Written by on September 21, 2022

WAKEFIELD – The Gogebic Range Trail Authority reporting that a section of trail 2 near Wakefield has permanently closed.  According to the Gogebic Range Trail Authorities Facebook page, the new ownership of the former Big Snow Resort, which operates the former Blackjack Mountain and Indianhead Mountain – alerted the Gogebic Range Trail Authority that they are revoking trail permits across their properties permanently.  The closure means Snowmobile trail 2 in Gogebic County will no longer connect east to west.  If an alternative isn’t found access from Wakefield west to the Bessemer, Ironwood, Hurley, areas will only be possible via the 11S trail connector through Vilas County. The trail authority held an emergency meeting last night to begin discussions on solutions on how and where they can reconnect the trail before the winter snowmobile season.