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Dead Horse Run Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 56 mile long trail has links with the Tuscobia Trail, and Stock Farm Bridge Campground as well as ATV routes and trails to Gildden, Clam Lake, and Cayuga. The entire Dead Horse System is 56 miles. What to Expect: Most of the trail system is located on snowmobile trails with a tread about 14 feet wide. Much of the trail has a firm tread; however, some sections are located on wetter soils and pools of water may be present on the trail. In addition to bringing tools and perhaps fuel, one should consider a tow strap in your kit. This trail system has few opportunities for purchasing fuel.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail open to ATV/UTVs 65" or less annually from May 1 to March 14 (closed during spring breakup)
Closest Towns: Loretta
Information Center: Great Divide District

General Information


Highway 77 - A small trailhead is located on the east shore of Dead Horse Slough about 2 miles east of Clam Lake. From the intersections of State Highways 13 and 77, drive 11 miles to the trailhead, which is on the right (north) side of the highway. Camp Loretta - From the intersection of State Highway 70 and County Highway GG near Loretta, drive north 2.6 miles on GG. Turn left (west) on FR 621 and drive 0.2 miles to the entrance to the old CCC camp, which is the trailhead.

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