• Martin's Cove at Devil's Gate in Wyoming

    Mormon Pioneer

    National Historic Trail IL,IA,NE,UT,WY

Auto Tour Route - Iowa

To follow the Auto Tour Route for the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail west through Iowa, from Illinois to Nebraska: follow the directions listed bvelow the map.


 
Map image of the auto tour route driving directions for the Mormon Pioneer NHT across Iowa.
Map image of the auto tour route driving directions for the Mormon Pioneer NHT across Iowa.
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From Ft. Madison:

1. Take U.S. Route 61 south to Montrose and U.S. Route 218.
2. Turn west onto U.S. Route 218.
3. Take U.S. Route 218 west to State Route 2.
4. Take State Route 2 west to State Route 204N.
5. Turn north onto State Route 204N.
6. Take State Route 204N north to State Route J20.
7. Turn west onto State Route J20.
8.Turn north onto U.S. Route 69.
9. Take U.S. Route 69 to U.S. Route 34.
10. Turn west onto U.S. Route 34.
11. Take U.S. Route 34 to State Route 25.
12. Turn north onto State Route 25.
13. Take State Route 25 north to State Route 92.
14. Turn west onto State Route 92.
15. Take State Route 92 to Interstate 29.
16. Turn north onto Interstate 29 and into Omaha, Nebraska.

Total original route miles in Iowa: 317

Did You Know?

Indian Lookout Point near Lisco, Nebraska.

The Pioneer Company of the Mormon immigration to Utah stopped at this point in 1847 to climb it in hopes of locating the famous guiding landmark "Chimney Rock." They named the point "Frogs Head Bluff" because they thought the rock looked much like a giant frog's face.