The Copper Peak Adventure Ride lets visitors rise to the same heights as the athletes who have flown down the hill in years past. After an 800-foot chair lift ride to the crest of the hill — a 360-foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop — visitors take a thrilling 18-story elevator to the main observation deck. From there, the truly fearless can walk an additional 8 stories to the top starting gate.
Once at the top, visitors can enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day. The Copper Peak Adventure Ride is an opportunity not to be missed!
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2021 Adventure Ride Hours of Operation:
May 29, 2021 through Mid-October:
9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Open Every day (Monday through Sunday) Weather Dependent
Adults – $25
Students 14 and under – $10
Children under 5 – Free
Credit cards accepted
UPDATE FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex –> We still have nice fall colors so we are going to stay open an extra weekend. So next weekend October 17th and 18th from Noon til 6pm! Disc Golf is also still open!
Rides will take place from noon to 6pm EST on Saturdays and Sundays during the last three weekends in September and the first two weekends of October.
September 12 – 13, 2020
September 19 – 20, 2020
September 26 – 27, 2020
October 3 – 4, 2020
October 10 – 11, 2020 October 17 – 18, 2020
Contact the state park at 906-885-5275 for more details.
The roughly 59,000-acre state park managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is Michigan’s largest and is situated in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.
“A visit to the Porcupine Mountains offers some of the best fall colors anywhere,” said Bob Wild, DNR interpreter at the park. “Take part in the many fall activities being offered and take home some great memories.”
Cost is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and younger ride free.
The ski hill at the park is located a half-mile west of the Union Bay Campground along Ontonagon County Road 107.
“Ride the chairlift to the top of the ski hill and either hike or ride the lift back down for some great scenery overlooking Lake Superior,” Wild said. “Bring a camera.”