Minnesota State Highway 6

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Trunk Highway 6 marker

Trunk Highway 6
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
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
Location
Counties: Crow Wing, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 5 MN 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.

History[edit]

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

The route was completely paved by 1970.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Crow Wing Bay Lake Township 0.000 0.000 MN 18 – Garrison, Brainerd
Deerwood 9.432 15.179 MN 210 east – Aitkin Eastern end of MN 210 overlap
Crosby 13.828 22.254 MN 210 west – Brainerd Western end of MN 210 overlap
Wolford Township 18.381–
18.427
29.581–
29.655
Bridge over the Mississippi River
Cass Remer Township 55.573 89.436 MN 200 west – Walker Western end of MN 200 overlap
Remer 56.344 90.677 MN 200 east – Hill City Eastern end of MN 200 overlap
Itasca Deer Lake 70.840–
70.882
114.006–
114.074
Bridge over the Mississippi River
77.522 124.760 US 2 east – Grand Rapids Eastern end of US 2 overlap
Deer River 83.064 133.679 US 2 west – Bemidji Western end of US 2 overlap
Talmoon 109.205 175.748 MN 286 east / CSAH 4 west
Unorganized Territory of Effie 120.202 193.446 MN 1 east – Effie South end of MN 1 overlap
Koochiching Unorganized Territory of Northome 122.584 197.280 MN 1 west – Northome North end of MN 1 overlap
Big Falls 147.775 237.821 US 71 – International Falls, Bemidji
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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]