Winter Dog Sledding Trips in Ely, Minnesota

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White Wilderness

Here at White Wilderness, we love what we do. Providing fun-filled active adventures through dog sledding trips is what our staff and dogs live for!  Our kennel is completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest and within striking distance of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, offering convenient access to a fabulous and remote trail system that showcases pristine lakes, sub-boreal forest and frozen marshes.

Whether coming from the upper midwest or further afar, getting to Ely is worth the trip. Our kennel is located 1.5 hour north of Duluth, MN or 4.5 hours from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN). Come join us up north this winter for an unforgettable experience.

Address:
Deep Lake Rd
Isabella, MN 55607
Phone:
(800) 701-6238

Trip Options:

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Directions:

The White Wilderness Kennel, as well as most of the trailheads, is located on Hwy 1 south of Ely.

If coming from downtown Ely: The kennel is located on Deep Lake Road, roughly 27 miles south of Ely, via Hwy 1.  To start, head to the east end of Ely and turn south on to Hwy 1 by the Chamber of Commerce log cabin. This intersection is on the east edge of Ely and about a quarter mile before the International Wolf Center. Follow Hwy 1 southeast, for 27 miles.  When you pass Hwy 2 (a right-hand turn-off on a relatively straight stretch of road), continue on Hwy 1 for almost two more miles. At green mile marker 313, on the crest of a small hill, turn LEFT onto Deep Lake Road. Drive just over a mile and bear LEFT onto Forest Service Road 1491C (blue fire #10121). In winter, follow the main tracks and you will drive directly in to the kennel. You will have gone exactly 1.5 miles after turning off from Hwy 1.

If coming directly to the kennel from the south (Duluth/Two Harbors):  Follow 61N to Two Harbors. Take a left on to Hwy 2 and follow signs north to Hwy 1. This route includes a quick dogleg turn to stay on Hwy 2. Pay attention.  Once Hwy 2 ends at Hwy 1, take a right on Hwy 1 (you’ll see a closed Rest Area on the right). Follow Hwy 1 for roughly two miles. At green mile marker 313, on the crest of a small hill, turn LEFT onto Deep Lake Road. Drive just over a mile and bear LEFT onto Forest Service Road 1491C (blue fire #10121). In winter, follow the main tracks and you will drive directly in to the kennel. You will have gone exactly 1.5 miles after turning off from Hwy 1.

(Note: taking Hwy 61 up to Finland, and then west on Hwy 1 will take you very very far out of your way if coming from the south.) We are a solid 1 hour drive north of Two Harbors and a solid 1.5 hours from Duluth. Remember to fill up on gas, etc. in Two Harbors, as there are no amenities between Two Harbors and our kennel.

If coming from Lutsen area: Take Hwy 61 south to County Rd 6. Turn right on to County Rd 6/Little Marais Road and follow it 7.1 miles until it ends at Hwy 1 in Finland. Turn right and follow Hwy 1 for 28.1 miles, through Isabella, past the Knotted Pine to green mile marker 314. Turn right on to Deep Lake Road. Drive just over a mile and bear LEFT onto Forest Service Road 1491C (blue fire #10121). In winter, follow the main tracks and you will drive directly in to the kennel. You will have gone exactly 1.5 miles after turning off from Hwy 1.

If coming from Babbitt/Virginia area: From Babbitt, take Hwy 21 north to Hwy 120 (this turn is just past the St. Louis County Solid Waste Facility). Turn RIGHT on to Hwy 120 and follow until it ends at Hwy 1. Turn RIGHT onto Hwy 1. The kennel is located on Deep Lake Road, roughly 27 miles south of Ely, via Hwy 1. (It is about 22 miles from the Hwy 120 turn-off.) When you pass Hwy 2 (a right-hand turn-off on a relatively straight stretch of road), continue on Hwy 1 for almost two more miles. At green mile marker 313, on the crest of a small hill, turn LEFT onto Deep Lake Road. Drive just over a mile and bear LEFT onto Forest Service Road 1491C (blue fire #10121). In winter, follow the main tracks and you will drive directly in to the kennel. You will have gone exactly 1.5 miles after turning off from Hwy 1.

Note that Hwy 1 and the other northern roads used are very windy, remote and often snow covered. Distances seem longer than they actually are.

Please drive carefully!