Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

Written by K. Hart at www.casago.com
Spirit Mountain Adventure Park cyclist
tubing at Spirit Mountain Adventure Park
Alpine coaster
cross-country skiing


Whether schussing down a snowy winter slope or zipping 26 MPH on the summer alpine coaster, there's something for every adventure seeker at Spirit Mountain Adventure Park. 

This all-season park is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, offering many activities and attractions that will leave you craving more. With a history deeply rooted in providing year-round recreation, Spirit Mountain is a must-visit for anyone looking to embrace the great outdoors.

Spirit Mountain's story began in the 1970s when the city of Duluth recognized the area's potential for outdoor recreation. They decided to transform this rugged landscape into a hub for all-season adventure.

Over the years, the park has expanded to become one of the Midwest's premier outdoor adventure destinations.

Whether you're zipping through the trees on the Alpine Coaster, conquering the mountain biking trails, or hitting the slopes in winter, you're in for an unforgettable experience. With its rich history and thrilling attractions, Spirit Mountain Adventure Park is a must-visit destination for those looking to embrace the spirit of the outdoors.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

One standout feature of Spirit Mountain Adventure Park is its extensive network of mountain biking trails. With over 30 trails, it's a mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts. 

From thrilling downhill runs to scenic cross-country routes, there's a trail for every level of rider. The park also hosts various mountain biking events and competitions throughout the year.

Spirit Mountain transforms into a snowy wonderland for those who love winter sports. The park boasts an excellent ski, nordic, and snowboard area with well-groomed slopes and modern lifts. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice hitting the slopes for the first time, you'll find the perfect runs to suit your skill level.

Another unique feature is the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster. This exhilarating ride sends you zooming through the forested hillsides, twisting and turning through 3,200 feet of track at your own pace. It's a thrilling experience, making it suitable for riders of all comfort levels.

Toss in winter tubing, zip lines, and scenic ski lift rides, and it's easy to see why this Twin Ports attraction is a year-round hot spot. 

Getting There

Getting to Spirit Mountain from Duluth is a breeze. Here are step-by-step directions:

  • Start by heading southwest on I-35 from downtown Duluth.
  • Take Exit 249 for Boundary Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Boundary Ave/W Skyline Pkwy.
  • At the fork, turn left to stay on W Skyline Pkwy.
  • Turn left onto Spirit Mountain Road and arrive at Spirit Mountain Adventure Park.
  • Address: 9540 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55810


Spirit Mountain Adventure Park has too many activities to list costs, but here's a sample of what you can expect for snow tubing:

  • Day 2-hour pass (all ages): $25
  • Glow Tubing (all ages): $29 

Pricing is subject to change; check the park's official website for the most up-to-date information.

Local Tips

  • Check the park's event schedule for unique events and adventures!
  • Dress appropriately for the season and activity.
  • Try Glow Tubing at night for a fun and surreal experience!
  • If you're new to mountain biking or skiing, consider taking lessons.
  • Pack your own snacks and water to stay fueled and hydrated.


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