• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

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Fall crowns of quaking aspen and paper birch glow in golds and greens along the Grand Portage footpath.
A hike in the fall along the Grand Portage, draws the eye upward to the abundant stands of green crowned quaking aspen and yellow crowned paper birch, don't trip over their roots while doing so!
NPS Photo / Lloyd "Pick" Dibbern
 

Access to the upper reaches of the Grand Portage by automobile is through County Road 17 and Old Highway 61 to the signed Grand Portage National Monument trailhead. Other roads within Grand Portage Indian Reservation are administered by the Reservation Tribal Council through Grand Portage Trust Lands. We recommend you contact Grand Portage Lodge and Casino 218-475-2401 and obtain permission before using other roads.

Did You Know?

A beaver pelt and felt hat at Grand Portage National Monument.

The under-fur of the beaver have microscopic barbs which make excellent quality felt for hats of the 16th-18th centuries. This hidden property was the reason why the beaver was the "standard" pelt for the fur trade.