Loess Hills Scenic Byway

Loess Hills Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
2931 Monroe Ave
Missouri Valley, IA 51555

Phone:712-642-2114
Web: www.harrisoncountyparks.org Description:Byway weaves through a landform of windblown silt deposits that formed a yellow soil called loess along the eastern edge of the Missouri River Valley. Strong windstorms deposited layers of loess several hundred feet thick on both sides of the Missouri River Valley, molding the soft soil into sheer ridges and rippled hills. The Loess Hills region includes many culturally and historically important sites, public parks, and recreation areas.
Legth: 220 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway follows the Missouri River along western Iowa from Akron near the South Dakota state line to the Missouri state line south of Hamburg. Time to Allow: 5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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