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.
From Ft. Madison:
1. Take U.S. Route 61 south to Montrose and U.S. Route 218.
Total original route miles in Iowa: 317
Did You Know?
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.