Out & about Scenic Byways in Iowa
By JOAN WOLFE
Fall is a colorful time to enjoy the scenic byways in Iowa. Breathtaking bluffs, numerous forests, winding roads, meandering rivers, and hopefully a chance to see the changing colors attract us to the scenic byways each year.
The following is a list of our favorite scenic byways which are closest to The Territory. We cover one scenic byway in a day; however, two or more could be combined and easily driven in a day depending on how often you like to stop to admire scenery.
Driftless Area Scenic Byway
We headed west to Dubuque and then north on Highway 52. We then took Route 340 and Route 364 and continued to Lansing where you can see three states across the Mississippi Valley. The glaciers did not move through this area where the Mississippi River and other rivers cut through limestone to form beautiful bluffs and hills. It's always interesting to think about the prehistoric Indians who built burial mounds along the high bluffs.
River Bluffs Scenic Byway
This scenic byway forms a loop from McGregor through Elkader, Fayette, West Union and Clemont. We took Highways 18, 13 and 150 and enjoyed spectacular scenery. …