The Ultimate Iowa Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

Sure, it may be freezing cold right now (and totally not waterfall weather), but just think about this: spring is only one month away. When the snow begins to melt, and we start to come out of this winter hibernation mode, we’re going to be looking for any excuse to get outside – and what better way to do that than a waterfall road trip?

After scouring the state, we picked out eight of the very best waterfalls that offer relatively easy access, and then we mapped them out in an easy to follow route. The total trip is 434 (incredibly scenic) miles with an estimated eight and a half hours drive time. We’ve included a link to the Google Map here.

The road trip is long, and you’ll want time to enjoy each of the beautiful natural wonders you’re stopping to see, so we suggest spacing the trip out over a weekend to get maximum enjoyment out of your Iowa Waterfalls Road Trip. For more about each stop, read on!

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Now that you don’t have to spend hours planning your Iowa Waterfall Road Trip, you can spend your time enjoying it instead!