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Since the Gunflint Trail (Country Road 12) is one of the major access roads to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a large number of lodges and outfitters woo for your business. Below is a table with outfitting services provided by the many outfitters. For more information, you can also check

Bear Track Outfitting Co
Bearskin Lodge
Boundary Country Trekking
Clearwater Lake Lodge
Golden Eagle Lodge
Gunflint Lodge
Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters
Gunflint Pines campground & Resort
Heston's Country Store & Cabins
Hungry Jack Lodge
Hungry Jack Outfitters & Cabins
Moosehorn Lodge
Nor'wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters
Old Northwoods Lodge
Pincushion Mountain B&B
Rockwood Lodge and Canoe Outfitters
Seagull Canoe Outfitters
Top of the Trail Outfitters
Trout Lake Resort
Tuscarora Canoe Outfitters
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
Way of the Wilderness
Wilderness Waters Outfitters
Windigo Lodge
Services for Hikers

Since the Border Route Trail is a point-to-point trail, you will have to arrange a means to return to your vehicle after your hike. Aside from the options to leave a bike at the end and bike back to your car or switching car keys with another group hiking the same section in reverse, several outfitters and lodges along the Gunflint Trail offer a shuttle service. For longer hikes, some outfitters listed below also offer to hold food cachés and resupplies.

Clearwater Lodge and Outfitters Clearwater Outfitters offer parking, shuttles and food cachés for hikers on the BRT. The Outfitter is located at the end of the Daniels Lake Spur Trail (Clearwater Road).
Golden Eagle Lodge Golden Eagle Lodge offers parking in their parking lot for a fee of $3/day and a shuttle service is available upon request.
Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters offer parking at their parking lot for a fee of $3 per day per vehicle and a shuttle service to trailheads along the Gunflint Trail (County Road 12) for fee of $10-$25, depending on the trailhead locations. The outfitters also hold food cachés upon request. Contact Sheryl Hindermann.
Heston's Resort Heston's offers a shuttle service for hikers (call for more information) and holds food drops for hikers of the BRT. Please call ahead for arrangements.
Rockwood Lodge and Canoe Outfitters Rockwood offers free parking to hikers using the South Lake Trail as well as transportation for hikers to the Daniels Lake spur. Contact Rockwood for more information.
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters Voyageur Canoe Outfitters offer a shuttle service for hikers on the Border Route Trail. Please call ahead to arrange a shuttle, especially for longer shuttles, i.e. to the trailhead of the Kekekabic Trail near Ely/ Fernberg Road.
Harriet Quarles Transportation Harriet Quarles Transportation has a 15 passenger van for shuttling hikers. Call 866-387-1801 or email
John Schei John Schei, a fishing guide on the Gunflint Trail, offers shuttling services. Contact him at 218-388-0616
Trail Center Lodge / Camp Chow Trail Center Lodge is a resort and restaurant on the Gunflint Trail that also sells a full line of "Camp Chow" camping/hiking food.

Emergency Medical Services

In the hopefully rare case that you or someone in your party needs medical attention, contact the hospital in Grand Marais, MN, near the south junction of the Gunflint Trail with Highway 61 (phone: (218) 387-1500). Remember to call ahead if you can and give a description of the injuries, as not all the staff is on duty all the time.