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 Elkhorn River, a few days from the Mormon Winter Quarters at Council Bluffs, was one of the first major water crossings encountered by the Mormons. In April 1847, several days were spent building rafts to ferry the first 72 wagons across the flooded river. More...