About Us

Our goal is to create a new ATV trail system that will connect five communities (Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, Soudan and Tower, MN), two state parks (Bear Head Lake State Park and Lake Vermilion State Park) and Lake County Regional ATV Trail.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2021 on our trail system. Other than the Beaver River crossing (between the Taconite Trail and Babbitt), all sections should be open and ridable starting in the spring of 2021.  These sections are signed and open to Class 1 and 2 ATVs along with off highway motorcycles.


The ProspectorAlliance considers the availability of destination travel routes throughout the northland, a key consideration in providing public access through ATV use to many desired locations. Connecting communities with such features as Soudan Underground Mine State Park, Lake Vermilion State Park, Bear Head Lake State Park and a variety of other features within the Superior National Forest is a key component to enabling the use and access of these wonderful attributes that Minnesota has to offer. 

Prospector Alliance Board

Ron Potter – Trail Administrator
Nick Wognum (Ely) – President
Dan Broten (Tower) – Vice President
Dave Soular (Babbitt) – Secretary
Neil Olson – Treasurer
Gene Wright (Embarrass)
Gary Skogman (Tower)
Jerome Weiner (Babbitt)
Mike Meskill (Ely)
Elroy Kuehl (Ely)