In order to legally ride in North Dakota, all riders must be properly registered or permitted, find out more here.

Where to Ride Snowmobiles

Trail conditions—Updates will occur every week by 12:00pm CST on Thursday during the snowmobile season. This includes recently groomed snowmobile trails.

North Dakota has 13 state snowmobile trails, totaling just over 2,800 miles, that are maintained by members of Snowmobile North Dakota. Trails are open to snowmobiling enthusiasts from December 1 through April 1, providing that the trail has a minimum of four inches of packed snow.

Many of the trails are on trail easements through private land. Snowmobilers are reminded to respect private property and remain on marked trail segments. 

Snowmobile trail maps can be obtained at the following:

  • Snowmobile North Dakota—Website information on snowmobiling in North Dakota that includes a North Dakota snowmobile trail map and trail locations.
  • Interactive Snowmobile Trail Map—Use this tool to find out the current status of the trails, locate services near the trail and plan your trip. 


Snowmobile Laws

The following resources provide more information on the proper use of snowmobiles and laws that govern the use and ownership of snowmobiles in North Dakota.

North Dakota Century Code Chapter 39-24

Snowmobile Brochure