The Echo Trail: Ely to Orr via St. Louis County Road 116 Professional Review and Guide
"A 72-mile roller coaster ride on asphalt and gravel through the untrammeled wilderness of the Superior National Forest and Kabetogama State Forest. Numerous trailheads and canoe portages along the Echo Trail provide access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). A sidetrip presses north to the resort village of Crane Lake, a gateway to Voyageurs National Park.
Special attractions: Unmatched views of sharply rolling forest, lakes, wetlands, rivers, and granite crags in one of the most remote areas in the Continental U.S.; canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and primitive camping in the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters; opportunity to see wildlife such as bald eagles, ospreys, moose, bears, and beavers; blueberry picking and wildflower viewing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."