Maps/Directions

Note: MapQuest may not be accurate in our area.

Driving from Minneapolis/Saint Paul

Approximate Time: 6 hours

  • Head North on I-35 to Duluth.
  • Pick up Highway 61 heading north along the north shore of Lake Superior to the village of Grand Marais.
  • Head inland on the Gunflint Trail (County Highway 12) to our entrance sign (approx. 43 miles).
Map from Minneapolis to Gunflint Lodge

Driving from Thunder Bay, Ontario

Approximate Time: 3 hours

  • Head down Highway 61, across the border and on to Grand Marais (about 75 miles).
  • As you enter Grand Marais there is a sign on the right for the Gunflint Trail (County Road 12- all paved). Take that and head inland for 43 miles to our big entrance sign (at County Road 20). Turn right and drive in our side road for 3/4 mile and you will be at the lodge.

Map from Thunder Bay to Gunflint Lodge

Driving from the Chicago Area

Approximate Time: 11 hours

  • Head North through Wisconsin on I-94 to Eau Claire.
  • North on Highway 53 to Duluth.
  • Pick up Highway 61 heading north along the north shore of Lake Superior to the village of Grand Marais.
  • Head inland on the Gunflint Trail (County Highway 12) to our entrance sign (approx. 43 miles).
Map from Chicago to Gunflint Lodge

Driving from Duluth International Airport (DLH)

Approximate Time: 3 hours

  • Exit airport and go straight at stop sign onto Airport Road.
  • Turn right at Rice Lake Road (Airport Road dead ends into Rice Lake Road).
  • Turn left at first light (West Arrowhead Road). Continue on West Arrowhead Road thru three traffic lights.
  • Turn left at the Woodland Avenue traffic light (end up in the right turn lane immediately).
  • Turn right at the next traffic light (Snively Road). Follow Snively Road until you reach the stop sign at Glenwood Street.
  • Turn right onto Glenwood Street. Continue on Glenwood Street thru two stop signs.
  • At the N. 60th Avenue East stop sign, turn right.
  • Go two blocks and turn left at the next stop sign (Superior Street). Superior Street will take you to Highway 61.
  • Take a left on Highway 61 and follow it to Grand Marais (110 miles).
  • When you come down the large hill into Grand Marais, the harbor will be on your right. At the bottom of this hill is County Road 12 (better known as the Gunflint Trail).
  • Turn left onto County Road 12 (Gunflint Trail) and follow this for 43 winding miles. There will be mileage markers along the way to tell you how much further to Gunflint.
  • At County Road 20 (S. Gunflint Lake), take a right and go 3/4 of a mile. You will drive right into the resort.
  • Enjoy your trip and remember to get gas at Mike’s Holiday in Grand Marais.