I am quite new to this and new here obviously but I have a few questions for my Michigan friends. I have in-laws in the UP Calumet area and will be going up with my 2013 J/K in October. Yes its still basically dressed in its stock clothes (for now) but I am wondering what the deal is with the off road license. First off can I ride the jeep on the trails in Houghton/Baraga County? Secondly do I need a license and if so where can I get one locally (in the UP)?
I want to do things legal and heard that you need a sticker. Otherwise if you have any suggestions or tips about wheeling up there I would appreciate it. Thanks.
You can go to Michigan DNR website and order an ORV sticker. I think its like 15-20. DNR officers are few and far between but you definitely want the sticker if youre going offroad. I don't think youre going to have a problem riding a lot of the trails in that area. I took a stock sahara through there years ago without issue. Would ride with a 2nd vehicle though to be on the safe side.
if you are talking about running seasonal roads, you don't even need the ORV sticker, but any ORV routes that are not also considered roads would require the ORV sticker, and as mentioned most sporting goods places, including Meijer's sell ORV stickers, they print them out of the hunting license machines.