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There are over 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Minnesota. Over 21,000 are maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers like Rice Creek Trail Association.

A Trail permit is required for all snowmobiles.

  • The trail use registration fee is $78.50 for 3 years and includes unlimited use of Minnesota’s 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails.
  • The non-trail use registration fee is $48.50 for 3 years and is not transferable. A snowmobile that is registered for non-trail use may NOT be operated on a state or grant-in-aid trail including a grant-in-aid trail in a road right-of-way.

Permits can be purchased at Electronic License System agents, by mail, online or by phone at 888-665-4236. For more information, go to the MN DNR Web site at

Snowmobiles must be currently registered either in Minnesota or with another jurisdiction for nonresidents. MN Registration fee: $48.50 for three years. For more information, contact the Minnesota DNR at 1-888-MINNDNR.