Hillsides awash in color. Clear blue skies. Crisp clean air. Crinkly leaves underfoot. Autumn is wonderful at Caribou Highlands Lodge at Lutsen Mountains. The resort sits in a maple-lined valley rolling down to Lake Superior. The hillsides are magnificent, covered in grand strokes of orange, yellow, red and maroon, which offers extraordinary fall color views from your accommodations and the entire resort. It’s has everything you need for your ultimate fall getaway.



In addition to the big lake – Lake Superior – Minnesota’s North Shore has hundreds of inland lakes andrivers. And a great way to explore them is by canoe. It’s easy,

you can go at your own pace and you can venture out on the smallest to the largest lakes. Paddle along fall colored shorelines, take a midday swim, bird watch and maybe even spot a moose.


Ride the Lutsen Gondola at Lutsen Mountains

Take an easy walk up the Ski Hill Road and board the tram to the top of Moose Mountain. Take in panoramic vistas of Lake Superior, Moose Mountain and the maple-covered Sawtooth Mountain Range. Grab a picnic lunch and walk the pathways at the top of Moose Mountain, or pick up the Superior Hiking Trail and hike the 3.6-mile trail through the maple forest down to Polar River.



Hike Oberg Mountain

This trail is the best to explore during fall colors. Hike through maple hillsides to a loop with seven stunning overlooks of Lake Superior, the Sawtooth Mountains, Teal Lake and LeVeaux Mountain. Bring your camera!






Hike the Poplar River Gorge

This is the hilly end section of the trail from Moose Mountain. Walk up the Ski Hill Road, along the Poplar River and into the maple forests climbing from the river valley. Turn around at any time and head back.





Woodlands Spa

Whether you are heading up the shore with your girlfriends or with your significant other, plan a massageor spa day with us at our new Woodlands Spa. It’s the perfect place to relax when transitioning from summer to fall and you won’t miss out on the fall colors as the spa has a beautiful view of Moose Mountain.




Fall Fireside Saturday’s

Don’t miss out on our Fall Fireside Saturday’s at Moguls Grille and Tap Room. We’ve created the perfect spot for you to enjoy some of your fall favorites all in one place.

Join us at Moguls Grille and Tap Room on the patio this fall from 3 to 5PM to enjoy:

  • Music by local Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison.
  • Warm Apple Crisp
  • Local Wine Samples
  • Outdoor Games
  • Drink and Food Specials
  • Fireside chat with our staff about fall color viewing