|Census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community|
|• Total||10.693 sq mi (27.69 km2)|
|• Land||10.576 sq mi (27.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.117 sq mi (0.30 km2)|
|Elevation||669 ft (204 m)|
|• Density||18/sq mi (6.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||55604, 55612|
|GNIS feature ID||657265|
Lutsen is located within the Superior National Forest, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is 18 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 65 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors. Cascade River State Park and the Superior Hiking Trail are both nearby.
Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community.
The Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort is the main economic feature of the community; and is known country-wide as being one of the northernmost ski resorts in the 48 contiguous states. The community is also home to at least four resorts.
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