The main racing event is held at the
mud bogs, where high-powered,
high-lifted and highly modified
machines go head to head in an
elimination-style sprint to the finish.
❏ Minnesota holds beautifully epic
landscapes of lush green forests,
thousands of lakes and, on one weekend a year, the High Lifter Quadna
Mud Nationals. While mosquitos may
be considered the state bird by some
in Minnesota, that doesn’t take away
from the majestic landscape, and we
are fortunate that we get to shred
muddy bottoms, tight wooded trails
and hang out with friends and family
at the Mud Nationals every year. If
you have never gone to a High Lifter
event, you are missing out on a lot of
At an old rustic ski resort called
Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City,
Minnesota, High Lifter throws an
annual Mud National event that
holds fun for the whole family.
There are games to play, prizes to
win, great food to eat and plenty of
competition. There are sled pulls,
obstacle courses, poker runs and
more to be enjoyed whether you
are watching or participating. In the
evenings, there are barn dances and
concerts to watch, with outfits like
Copperhead Creek serenading the
Vendor row brings out the best companies in the business with the latest
products for show and sale at company
booths. Vendors serve delicious food to
the hungry if you don’t feel like going
back to your camp to make a meal.
Between watching the mud-bog racing
and other competitions, you can take
your machines through the miles of
Quadna Mountain Park trails or play in
the vacant mud pits around the event.
High Lifter made keeping track of the fun
easy this year by introducing an app that
lets you track what is happening while
vacationing at the event.
High Lifter playcation By the staff of Dirt Wheels
There were around 3500 people in attendance,
and some came from as far as 15 hours away to
enjoy the fun at Quadna.
Families and friends come together at this event for a
weekend of laughs and good times. Some of them even
dress up in costumes or show their patriotism!