Lutsen, Minnesota

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Lutsen, Minnesota
Census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community
Lutsen, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Lutsen, Minnesota
Lutsen, Minnesota
Location of the community of Lutsen
within Lutsen Township, Cook County
Coordinates: 47°38′50″N 90°40′29″W / 47.64722°N 90.67472°W / 47.64722; -90.67472Coordinates: 47°38′50″N 90°40′29″W / 47.64722°N 90.67472°W / 47.64722; -90.67472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 190
 • Density 18/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55604, 55612
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 657265[3]
Lockport Marketplace at Lutsen

Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 190.[2]

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.