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Driftless Area Scenic Byway

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Driftless Area Scenic Byway zigzags in the northeastern corner of Iowa through valleys and wildlife management areas lush with greenery and forested mountains. As you meander on CR A26/SR 26/SR 9/CR A52/CR B25/CR X32/CR X16/CR B38 through deeply dissected ravines spared the glaciation that flattened most of the Midwest, you’ll skirt past the Iowa and Mississippi rivers.
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Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on this leisurely drive through Iowa's Driftless Area past crop fields, farmsteads and silver grain silos nestled among wooded hills and quaint, small towns perched at river's edge. Bluffs and hills covered with hardwood forests create a vibrant display of yellow, orange, red and magenta in autumn.