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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

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Address: 307 3rd Street, Ironton, MN 56455-0404
Phone Number: 218-546-5926
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It's like a mini BWCA and the Mountain biking is fantastic!

I am by no means a great mountain biker, but there is something for everyone here. Easy to difficult and super fun down hill parts that make the climbs totally worth the work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I am by no means a great mountain biker, but there is something for everyone here. Easy to difficult and super fun down hill parts that make the climbs totally worth the work. It's almost all single track and mid range technical similar to Lebanon hills meets actual hills. The trails are made up of red clay so don't ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Mtn bike trails r world class, great scenery, quiet, for sure coming back, yurts look very nice!!!! Is this heaven??? No it's Central Minn!! :))))🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲

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Thank 143Sunshine
Deerwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Wonderful bike trails and beautiful refreshing mine pit lakes to take a dip or trout fish. Places for grilling and good parking for unloading, Stop in for a quick cold one at the Town Tavern too.

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Thank 57marthah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Cuyuna is a great place if you like the outdoors. Everyone raves about the mountain bike trails, and they aren't kidding you. I got to experience them through the I Can...Mountain Bike program through the Minnesota DNR. I highly recommend the program for beginning bikers to get biking tips in general but also to gain information on the area. There... More 

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Thank Megan R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We found a great place to camp at Portsmouth Campground. The swimming beach was clean. The waters are good for diving. The prices are reasonable. The bathrooms/showers are kept fairly clean. I was pleasantly surprised. Just fair warning the ground is red and everything is stained red now. After swimming a few times the liner in my suit is red.... More 

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Thank Joydancer23
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Professionally developed, these human made trails have revitalized the old mines into a mountain biking paradise and an unusual snorkel/SCUBA opportunity that exceeded out expectations! The bike trails are "New School" and BOBSLED is the cream of the crop! At the main trail head they have changing rooms, bike washes and swimming. The very well marked trails are broken into... More 

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Thank Ellen R
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a BLAST on the trails here! Hit all the trails in the Mahnomen Unit (sidewinder, sand hog etc.) from easy to most difficult. The climbs, views & speeds coming back down were so much fun! Then drove over to the Yawkey Unit of trails & hit all the around Yawkey mine like. Bobsled was not to be missed!... More 

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Thank toesinthewater4
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a large recreation area, and has a lot of mountain bike trails. There is a brand new parking area on the east side of Huntington Mine Lake, and that parking area has a bike maintenance station complete with tools including a bike tire pump. Be sure to go to the top of Miner's Mountain to see the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I am from MN and didn't start Mtn Biking seriously until I arrived in the Pacific NW. Didn't think I'd find a spot in MN that could rival the fun trails in Whistler BC and our local Seattle area spots. But - the trails at Cuyuna, while not lengthy, are packed with moderate climbing and sweet moderate downhill sections (e.g.... More 

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Thank adventures4evr
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A couple of years ago I wrote a review after I first visited this location and only had a basic understanding of this area. I've now visited at least a dozen times and want to provide an update. First, the biking trails are incredible and I'm not over exaggerating. They have one nice paved trail that you can take for... More 

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