Indian Trails

A regional intercity provider of bus service, Indian Trails provides limited service between cities in the Western Region. Indian Trails runs two daily routes in the region. One route runs on U.S. 41 between Hancock and Escanaba, with several stops in Houghton and Baraga Counties, then continues south to Green Bay and Milwaukee. The other route runs on U.S. 2 in Gogebic and Iron (MI) Counties and connects to Ironwood west to St. Ignace east. From St. Ignace a connection can be made to Lower Michigan. The U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 routes connect in Escanaba, from which a route extends south to Milwaukee. Both routes make one daily stop in each direction in each community served.

Fares vary widely by destination. Discounts are available for college students with ID, seniors (62+), children, and military. When tickets are purchased for both directions (to and from) of a trip, the return ticket can be discounted with advance purchase. Time schedules and online ticketing are available for download at the Indian Trails website.

Facebook: Indian Trails, Inc.
Provider Type Private with public subsidy
Headquarters 109 East Comstock Street, Owosso, MI 48867
Phone (800) 292-3831
Service Area Route 1 (U.S. 41): Hancock, Houghton, Baraga, & L’Anse

Route 2 (U.S. 2): Ironwood, Wakefield, Watersmeet, Iron River, & Crystal Falls

Ownership/Funding Authority Private/Publicly Subsidized
Service Type Fixed Route
Fares: General Public Vary widely
Fares: Reduced Senior citizens (62+), members of the military, children, college students with ID, and advanced purchasers of a return trip pay varying discount rates
Days/Hours of Operation Vary widely by route and stop
Stops Route 1 (U.S. 41):

Hancock – Shottle Bop convenience store
Houghton – Michigan Tech Van Pelt Library
Baraga – Pines Convenience Center & Marathon Gas
L’Anse – In the Mind’s Eye

Route 2 (U.S. 2):

Ironwood – Gogebic County Transit Office, 235 E McLeod Avenue
Wakefield – Holiday Stationstore
Watersmeet – U.S. 2 & U.S. 45
Iron River – Iron Inn Motel (in front)
Crystal Falls – U.S. 2 & M-69 by post office

 Accessibility Buses are accessible.
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Fixed Route: Service operates with a regular route and schedule.

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