Fall Color Report: Fall Fun at Lutsen Mountains!

September 10, 2018

Gondola at Lutsen MountaindBluefin Bay Family of Resorts Fall Color Report: 90% Summer Colors and 10% Fall Colors. We are reporting little to no color change by Lake Superior with a bit more fall colors peeking through 1-2 miles inland. It’s still mostly green out there!

A fall color tour to Minnesota’s North Shore isn’t complete without a trip up to Lutsen Mountains. It’s less than a 10-minute drive from the shores of Lake Superior at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts and offers fun for the whole family.

The Summit Express Gondola is one of our favorite ways to view the fall colors. You’ll travel above the treetops heading up 1,000 feet to the top of Moose Mountain with views of the autumn colors, Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains. Hop out at the Summit Chalet for even more breathtaking views, scenic overlooks, and hiking trails. For those looking to add a long hike to their Lutsen Mountains experience, we recommend heading out on the Superior Hiking Trail starting from the end of the road that runs past the main ski area. This 4.5-mile hike winds across the Poplar River and around the back of Mystery and Moose Mountain through forests of cedar, brightly colored maple and aspen. The hike ends at the top of Moose Mountain where you can purchase a ticket and head back via the gondola – a sweet way to end a rewarding hiking adventure! The Summit Express Gondola is open daily through October 21.

The Alpine Slide is perfect for those looking for a few thrills during their fall color tour. One of the best parts of this activity is the chairlift ride to the top of Eagle Mountain providing a unique view of the fall beauty. Your trip down can be fast and thrilling or slow and easy as you zip down a half-mile track on your sled. This one is a family favorite! The Alpine Slide is open weekends through October 21.

This week’s Lutsen Mountains fall photo gallery…