Minnesota State Highway 6

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Trunk Highway 6 marker

Trunk Highway 6
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length 147.775 mi[1] (237.821 km)
Existed 1920, 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end MN 18 near Garrison
North end US 71 in Big Falls
Counties Crow Wing, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 5MN 7

Minnesota State Highway 6 (MN 6) is a highway in east-central and north-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 18 in Bay Lake Township near Garrison and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 71 and County Road 30 in Big Falls.

Highway 6 is 148 miles (238 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 6 serves as a north–south route between Bay Lake Township, Deerwood, Crosby, Remer, Deer River, and Big Falls in east-central and north-central Minnesota.

The route passes through the Chippewa National Forest in Cass and Itasca counties.

Highway 6 passes through the following state forests:

Schoolcraft State Park is located on Highway 6 in Cass County on the banks of the Mississippi River. The park is located south of Deer River and west of Grand Rapids.

Highway 6 parallels U.S. Highway 169 for part of its route in northern Minnesota.

The route also parallels scenic State Highway 38 for part of its route.


State Highway 6 was authorized in 1920 and 1933.[2]

The route was completely paved by 1970.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Crow WingBay Lake Township0.0000.000 MN 18 – Garrison, Brainerd
Deerwood9.43215.179 MN 210 east – AitkinEastern end of MN 210 overlap
Crosby13.82822.254 MN 210 west – BrainerdWestern end of MN 210 overlap
Wolford Township18.381–
Bridge over the Mississippi River
CassRemer Township55.57389.436 MN 200 west – WalkerWestern end of MN 200 overlap
Remer56.34490.677 MN 200 east – Hill CityEastern end of MN 200 overlap
ItascaDeer Lake70.840–
Bridge over the Mississippi River
77.522124.760 US 2 east – Grand RapidsEastern end of US 2 overlap
Deer River83.064133.679 US 2 west – BemidjiWestern end of US 2 overlap
Talmoon109.205175.748 MN 286 east / CSAH 4 west – Marcell
Unorganized Territory of Effie120.202193.446 MN 1 east – EffieSouth end of MN 1 overlap
KoochichingUnorganized Territory of Northome122.584197.280 MN 1 west – NorthomeNorth end of MN 1 overlap
Big Falls147.775237.821 US 71 – International Falls, Bemidji
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 1–25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved September 20, 2010.[self-published source]