From Baraga: Take M-38 west and go 8-10 miles to Prickett Dam Road. Turn left (south) and go approximately 2-1/2 mile, and turn right towards Silver Mountain. Go past Prickett Lake Dam & boat launch area (approx. 2-3 miles) and you'll come to the Silver Mountain access road (about 3-4 miles). Which if you like to hike, is a must. All you have to do is climb 300+ steps to the top and you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Prickett Lake. At this point, you've gone 5-7 miles, next you will cross the bridge over the Sturgeon River & continue southeast along Forest Road 2270 about 2-3 miles to Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Trail Head which is on your right and the parking lot on your left.
The hike down will take you about 25-30 minutes and then of course you have to come back up. If you want to continue on to the Sturgeon Gorge Overlook it's another mile. When you come to the T-intersection, take a right and there's a sign that says "Bears Den". There is a parking lot and then a 5 minute walk to the overlook.
From Sidnaw: Take M-28 (1/2 miles east of Sidnaw) to Forest Road 2200 and go north. Cross the Sturgeon River near campground and continue to junction w/Forest Road 2270. Go left 1/2 mile to Gorge Trailhead.
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