Top 10 Snowmobiling
Locations in the USA
Pristine snowfall, mountain ranges, spectacular wildlife, an abundance of groomed
trails…what are you waiting for? When America’s Best and Top Ten released their “Best
Snowmobiling in the USA” on-line, it opened the door to finding out what makes each site a
spectacular location for snowmobiling. This valuable information offered priceless
opportunities to explore the endless snowmobiling possibilities. Luckily, you are not
restricted to a trailer behind your truck for getting your snowmobile to distant
locations. HaulBikes can ship your sled to almost anywhere in the United
States. Your dream vacation is only a few phone calls away.
1. West Yellowstone, Montana
For over 40 years, snowmobilers have left daily from West Yellowstone for tours of the picturesque park. Sled
enthusiasts call West Yellowstone the "Snowmobiling
Capital of the World." With an average of 150 inches of
pristine snowfall each year, riders are in for a radical
snowmobiling experience. Prepare for a breathtakingly
bitter and cold driving experience with an average low of
1-24 degrees—and worth every chill! Come experience
the great Montana snowmobiling adventure of a lifetime.
||2. Stanley, Idaho
With 185 miles of groomed trails, 220 inches of snow
annually, and a perfect backdrop for winter fun, Stanley
Idaho could be your next snowmobiling hot spot. The
Stanley Basin trail system is enclosed by three
breathtaking mountain ranges. There is the White Clouds
on the East, the Salmon River Range on the North and the
majestic Sawtooths (Northern Rockies) named after their
jagged peaks on the West and South. The breathtaking
views in every direction are attributed to the 40 peaks that are taller than 10,000 feet.
Simply put, this is a snowmobilers dream come true.
||3. Eagle River, Wisconsin
Zip through more than 25,000 miles of top-quality trails
linked to every corner of the state. The top-quality trails
are perfected by their twenty-five years in the making.
The well-marked trails ensure your ability to stay on track
while taking in the magnificent scenery. Literally hundreds of local snowmobile clubs diligently groom the
trails to ensure driving satisfaction. Eagle River gained the
nickname "The Snowmobile Capital of the World" because
the World Championship Snowmobile Derby is held at the ice oval on the north side of
the city each year. Come visit the “The Snowmobile Capital of the World” and discover
why the first snowmobiles were built in Wisconsin.
||4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The wonders of nature and the heavenly
powder create the most fascinating
snowmobiling experience. Togwotee
Pass and Grey’s River’s are filled with
abundant snow and hundreds of miles of
trails through picturesque forests, mountains and open bowls. A hot spring pool in
Granite Creek will imprint your mind’s memories of this unforgettable scenery.
There are two rivers that grace the scenery. The Gros Ventre River is nestled within the
wildlife habitat ensuring a glimpse at animal life. The Grey's River provides abundant
snow and miles of trail much like Togwotee Pass. When you want a change of pace from
driving, you are not far from the Grand Teton’s most incredible skiing experience with
several ski resorts in close proximity.
||5. Newberry, Michigan
Welcome to the moose capital of Michigan. Newberry’s 210+
miles of the lake effect Snow Belt consists of groomed trails
surrounded by miles of state and national forests. This
extensive trail system is linked to groomed trails outside of
Newberry. Majestic winter ice sculptors of the Tahquamenon
Falls and the frozen “waves” on the shoreline of Whitefish Point
create a spectacular backdrop. Newberry offers spectacular
scenery that enhances the riding experience.
||6. Northern Maine
Enjoy the 1,600 miles of trails that include
sites of heavy glacial activity that began at
the last ice age. Prominent glacial features
include Somes Sound and Bubble Rock.
Snowmobilers interested in an extreme
winter experience can find it here. Beware
that Northern Maine can be home to severe
winter conditions. The trails are filled with
snow-laden spruce maples, birch trees, and hills that provide a once in a lifetime view of
the landscape. The latest equipment in snow grooming is used on the trails by the local
snowmobile clubs. During your ride, you’ll notice that a portion of the trails in
Aroostook are converted railroad beds. You’ll ride over large rolling hills that eloquently
capture the picturesque landscape. Your ice age adventure awaits you.
||7. Petersville, Alaska
Alaska’s moderate winter temperatures combined with
its unmatched views of three of the most amazing
mountains make this destination an unusual find.
Mount McKinley/Denali, Mount Foraker, and Mount
Hunter are the noted largest mountain peaks in the
Alaska range and create an incredible snowmobiling
experience. The trails are well marked and include some
challenging mountain riding. It’s probably not a bad idea
to consider hiring a guide for a safe and fun way to explore. Petersville’s unlimited
scenic opportunities is a paradise waiting to be explored.
||8. Mammoth Lakes, California
Mammoth Lakes is located 9 miles northwest of Mount
Morrison, at an elevation of 7,880 feet. Its mountain
scenery, endless horizon of untracked powder, forests and
visible wildlife create a pristine driving experience. Each
year Mammoth Lakes receives some of the deepest
snowfall in the west. This destination has 80 miles of
groomed trails and 75,000 acres of open expanse. The
Inyo Craters, Bald Mountain, and Lookout Mountain are points of interest to cherish.
||9. Seeley Lake, Montana
You will find more spectacular unspoiled
nature here, than anywhere else in the lower
48 states providing breath taking experiences
by day and relaxing hospitality by night.
Snowmobiling is at its best here. The
Mission Mountains overlook a 10-mile wide
valley called Seeley Swan Valley. The Swan Front borders the Bob Marshall
Wilderness. There are 300+ miles of groomed trails that are maintained by the groomer
committee of the Seeley Lake Driftriders' Club, one of the most active clubs anywhere.
The trail maps offer 16 different main trails listed from easiest to most difficult.
||10. Grand Lake, Colorado
Grand Lake is located just 100 miles from the majestic
mountains of Denver. Its landscape is decorated with miles
of lakes and rivers, abundant wildlife and a multitude of
hospitality. It is the home to the largest snowmobile trail
systems in Colorado. Its 150 miles of majestic mountain
scenery surrounds the trails. It has respectfully gained its
title of "Snowmobile Capital of the Colorado" and was
voted by SnoWest Riders as Colorado snowmobiling's best
and one of the top ten places in the region to snowmobile.
Now that you have some great hot spots to add to your touring list, be sure to travel with
another person, check weather for any adverse conditions during your trip, and wear
adequate protective gear.
When entrusting your snowmobile to a transportation company, look to an expert that
knows how to transport with an unbeatable track record. Choose the dealer that the
dealers and manufacturers choose: HaulBikes.
HaulBikes is focusing on what we do best - shipping motorcycles. We are no longer providing shipment of snowmobiles, but remember us when it's time to ship your motorcycle for the next rally, auction or new purchase.
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westyellowstonenet.com, www.grand-county.com, & www.wikipedia.org
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