About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Michigan Snowmobile Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

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Before traveling into remote or unfamiliar areas, take a training course to learn how to use a compass and read a map correctly.

Selecting a Trail Map

To make sure you know where you can operate your snowmobile legally, get a trail map like the one below. Be sure that it shows the locations of designated trails and routes.

Example of a topographic map

Topographic maps are available at many outdoor stores or may be ordered from: U.S. Geological Survey
Branch of Distribution
P.O. Box 25286
Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225

National Forest Service Travel Maps show forest road networks and restrictions. They are available from the U.S. Forest Service.