Summer Hours - Thu/Fri: 1pm-8pm Sat/Sun: 11am-6pm
Fall Hours Begin Sept 4 - Thu to Sun: 12pm-6pm
Full Day Pass - $20
3-Pack - $45
Adult Season Pass - $274 + tax
Child Season Pass - $99 + tax
Spirit Mountain Overview
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A little history about Spirit Mountain and its lift accessed bike park...
It took some time, but Spirit Mountain is now a contender in the lift-served downhill mountain biking scene. Coming in at #2 in the Midwest according to riders who voted in the MTBparks.com Best Bike Parks Rider Survey, be sure to add Spirit Mountain Bike Park to your list to hit this summer!
As part of a master planning process that began in 2008, two new downhill mountain bike trails were finally added at Spirit Mountain last summer. The new additions are Candyland, a 1.5 mile beginner/intermediate downhill flow trail and Smorgasboard, a 1 mile intermediate freeride/downhill mountain bike trail.
The site of the new flow trail was home to a Flow Trail School hosted by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) in September 2012. About 30 people from around the country attended the school to learn skills and techniques for building these types of trails. The school was led by Aaron Rogers, IMBA Midwest Trail Specialist, who has officially declared this to be, “the best flow trail in the Midwest.” Additionally, Adam Sundberg, chairman of COGGS, says, “Everybody is blown away by how great the trail is looking. It’s so much fun, so creative, so well-done.”
What type of riders would enjoy visiting Spirit Mountain Bike Park?
Spirit Mountain's trails are predominantly machine built modern bike park trails with lots of flow to be found. Our soil is mostly clay or bedrock making for fun flow trails and great rock features. Trails start out tacky in the spring, turn into fast hard packed ribbons of clay during the summer and then back to tacky in the fall as it cools down. All styles and types of riders will be able to find something for them to enjoy.
Is there a trail system beyond the bike park?
Though Spirit Mountain does not have a trail system beyond our gravity trails there are a wide variety of cross country trail systems in town the best resource to find these is the local bike club's website: http://wp.coggs.com/
What's the big news at the Spirit Mountain Bike Park for 2014?
The crew at Spirit Mountain will be finishing the expert only trail "Calculated Risk" which was started last fall and is being built by Trail Solutions. This trail will be the parks biggest and gnarliest terrain yet. Park staff hope to have this trail completed and opened for riding early in the season, and will begin work as soon as the spring thaw takes care of the winter's record snowfall. Spirit Mountain plans on adding more trails this summer, so be sure to check back as things get rolling.
2014 Mountain Bike Events at Spirit Mountain
The Bike Duluth Festival is coming to Spirit Mountain August 16th and 17th
Spirit Mountain will be hosting two Lake Superior Gravity Series races as part of this event, both the Enduro and Downhill races will be held at Spirit Mountain on August 16th.
Getting to Spirit Mountain
From I-35 (North or South), take Exit 249. Head east on West Skyline Parkway. At the intersection of West Skyline Parkway and Mountain Drive, turn left. Look for Spirit Mountain Place, on the left, by the big Spirit Mountain sign, which will take you to the chalet.
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Spirit Mountain, MN – It's been a long wait for Minnesota riders, but things are starting to look promising as Spirit Mountain vows to become a premier mountain biking destination and adds downhill mountain biking to their roster for 2013. Last fall, Spirit Mountain completed a major part of their long-term development plan, which included the addition of