Economic Development & Tourism

Driftless Area Scenic Byway

This beautiful scenic byway zigzags its way on hard-surfaced and gravel roads through the high relief, pre-glacial landscape in extreme northeastern Iowa in Allamakee County. The route begins at Postville and winds back and forth across the county, taking the traveler through the communities of Harpers Ferry, Waukon, Churchtown and Lansing. From Lansing, the route follows Allamakee County Road A-26 westerly to its end at the intersection of Iowa 76 in the northwest corner of the county.

The 100-mile route passes through the hills and valleys, forests, farms and limestone outcroppings of the Mississippi River bluffs country. The route contains two sections of gravel roadway which total 16 miles. These gravel sections are found northeast of Postville and northwest of Harpers Ferry.

For more information about the Driftless Area Scenic Byway, contact Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development at 563.864.7112 or visit

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