Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

MN-38: Grand Rapids to Effie

Corridor information

Orange barrels on a highway

Corridor background

The corridor runs 47 miles between Effie and Grand Rapids. The highway is a designated National Scenic Byway, also known as Edge of the Wilderness and the Northwoods Highway. It passes through Chippewa State Forest.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 630 – 8,300
  • 2009 HCADT: 20 – 520
  • Number of lanes: 2
  • Key highway connections: MN-1, MN-286, US-2

Public Transit

  • Arrowhead Transit
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor


  • Mesabi Trail
  • Mississippi River Trail
  • Taconite State Trail


  • BNSF (Cass Lake to state line, Gunn to Kelly Lake)