Lost Highway, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Lost Highway, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

This is the former US Highway 10 near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  It was closed in the seventies when Highway 10 was widened to four lanes, leaving this stretch blocked-off and abandoned.  Today, deer and snowmobiles are the only traffic.  These photos were taken on a day trip from Fargo in the fall of 2010.  The hike through here is effortless and the photo opportunities in the fall are incredible.  I had to ask around for directions, but it was pretty easy to find with a little help from Google Earth, once I knew where to look.

Old Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Old Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Old Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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This visit to the lost highway was in the fall of 2010 and I was unaware of a deeper history waiting to de discovered.  In the spring of 2011, we would find out this was much more than simply a closed section of blacktop.  Continue the story here.


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Photos by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC

One thought on “Lost Highway, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

  1. Troy: You may want to include Penturian Church. It is located a few miles South of Warroad Mn. It is in the middle of the woods.

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