Hurley Area Snow Report January 22, 2021
Groomers have been out flattening the North Iron County trails and report that the entire northern portion has been groomed. Grooming will continue throughout the weekend with 2 shifts. When you see a groomer — STOP and WAIT for the driver to signal for you to continue.
Conditions are rated as GOOD to VERY GOOD, with the exception of a 5 mile section on Trail 77 from Hurley WEST to Hoyt Road — rated as FAIR and a 3 mile section of Trail 17 from Pine Lake SOUTH to 310 Road —- rated as FAIR. Corners will be icey.
Early season conditions exist, please use caution.
Current weather forecast shows a chance of Snow Today with temps in the single digits. Saturday will be in the low 20’s with another chance of snow on Sunday.
STAY ON THE TRAIL
To help clarify when ATV trails open/close. Many other counties have hard dates when the open/close their trails. We don’t. Typically the ATV/UTV trails do not close in the fall. They just roll right into Snowmobile season. But there are a few caveats. When the trails are froze or December 1, whichever comes first, then ATV/UTV use is prohibited if the temperature is 32 degrees or above. This is in effect until March 31. ATV/UTV trails close in the spring when the Snowmobile trails close, no later than March 31. ATV/UTV trails stay closed until spring break-up conditions are good, generally around May 15.
ATV/UTVs need to follow the ATV/UTV map, even in the winter. Tracks are not allowed on ATV/UTVs on the trails as they do not meet the WDNR definition of an ATV/UTV. Tracks are allowed on lakes for fishing.
When we get calls from ATV/UTVers who are looking to come up during deer season, we do caution them that many of our trails are on public and private property that are used for hunting during gun deer season and caution should be used. Also, we remind winter ATV/UTVers that we get a lot of snow and there are many areas that they may have to get off of the trail when meeting a groomer.
We hope this helps. Thank you for your cooperation.