These 7 Epic Bluffs And Cliffs In Iowa Will Drop Your Jaw

Out-of-staters have the impression that Iowa is all flatlands and cornfields – but they’re wrong. We may not have mountains, but we have plenty more to show for! From the dazzling 300-foot-tall bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, to the steep and rolling Loess Hills, here are 7 epic cliffs and bluffs in Iowa.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Next time someone argues that everything in Iowa is flat, just show them this. Better yet, tell them to try hiking or climbing up one of these cliffs or bluffs – they will find out very soon just how “flat” Iowa is.