Enjoy A Scenic Drive Among Iowa’s 5 Most Beautiful Backroads

When the spirit hits you, there’s nothing like getting behind the wheel and going for a long drive. When you head off the highway and towards Iowa’s backroads, it’s easy to appreciate the peaceful beauty that the Hawkeye State offers. In fact, several of these once-humble backroads have evolved into popular attractions in their own right. Here are five of the most beautiful backroads to explore on your next Iowa road trip.

Have you been for a ride on any of these backroads? Is there an underrated Iowa road for sightseeing you can’t wait to get back to driving across? Let us know in the comments section. Iowa is full of hidden gems, so make sure to drop by their official tourism site for new ideas for exciting road trips.

Address: Great River Road, Great River Rd, Lansing, IA, USA
Address: Loess Hills Scenic Overlook, Oak Ave, Moorhead, IA 51558, USA
Address: Western Skies Scenic Byway Public Art "Listen to the Wind", S 3rd St &, State St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115, USA
Address: White Post Road, White Post Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722, USA
Address: Bentonsport, IA 52565, USA