Minnesota State Highway 169
|Maintained by Mn/DOT|
|Length:||48.853 mi (78.621 km)|
|Existed:||April 22, 1933 – present|
|South end:|| U.S. 53 at Wuori Township,
north of Virginia
| CR 21 at Pike Township
MN 1 at Vermilion Lake Township
MN 135 at Tower
MN 1 at Ely
|North end:||CR 18 at Fall Lake Township|
|Counties:||St. Louis, Lake|
Minnesota State Highway 169 (MN 169) is a highway in northeast Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with U.S. Highway 53 in Wuori Township (immediately north of the city of Virginia) and continues northeast to its northern terminus at the intersection of Lake County Road 18 and Power Dam Road in Fall Lake Township (6-miles east of Ely). State Highway 169 becomes Lake County Road 18 at this point.
State Highway 169 is numbered as an extension of U.S. Highway 169, using the same mileage that began at the Iowa state line.
Minnesota State Highway 169 is 49 miles (79 km) in length.
The route passes through the Superior National Forest at two different points.
Bear Head Lake State Park is located 7 miles south of the junction of State Highway 169 and County Road 128 (in Eagles Nest Township, 9 miles east of Tower). The park entrance is located on County Road 128.
State Highway 169 was numbered as an extension of U.S. 169.
The six-mile (10 km) segment running from Ely to Fall Lake Township was authorized in 1949 and originally designated State Highway 221 until 1953, when State Highway 169 was extended over State Highway 1 to Ely.
Highway 169 was paved by 1940. The segment east of Ely was paved by 1950.
|St. Louis||Wuori Township||368.026–
|US 53 – Virginia, Duluth, International Falls||Interchange|
|Pike Township||374.388||602.519||CR 21|
|Vermilion Lake Township||381.269||613.593||CR 26|
|Peyla||385.366||620.186||MN 1 west – Cook||West end of MN 1 overlap|
|385.461||620.339||CR 77 (Angus Road)|
|Tower||389.468||626.788||MN 135 south – Aurora|
|Eagles Nest Township||399.001||642.130||CR 128 (Bearhead Lake Road)|
|412.690||664.160||MN 1 east – Silver Bay||East end of MN 1 overlap|
|Morse Township||413.653||665.710||CR 88|
|Lake||Fall Lake Township||415.987||669.466||CR 17|
|416.889||670.918||CR 18 (Power Dam Road)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- "Chapter 440-H.F. No. 2000", Session Laws of Minnesota for 1933, Mike Holm, Secretary of State, pp. 881–897
- "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
- Minnesota DNR website for Soudan Underground Mine State Park
- Minnesota DNR website for Bear Head Lake State Park
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152–218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 21, 2010.[self-published source]