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Iowa's designated scenic byways

Delaware Crossing
Delaware Crossing
Driftless Area
Driftless Area
Glacial Trail
Glacial Trail
Grant Wood
Grant Wood
Historic Hills
Historic Hills
Iowa Valley
Iowa Valley
Lincoln Highway
Lincoln Highway
Loess Hills
Loess Hills
River Bluffs
River Bluffs
Western Skies
Western Skies
Great River Road
Iowa Great River Road
New signs are pending as of 2013
 

Get traveler information at IowaByways.org.

The Iowa DOT Scenic Byways Program accepts applications for byway designation in even numbered years. The next application deadline is October 1, 2014. Byway organizations interested in nominating a new byway or changing an existing byway are urged to contact the Iowa DOT's byways program manager.

Iowa Scenic Byways application form
Iowa Scenic Byways application summary
Iowa Scenic Byways reroute or detour application form

  • Nominations require completion of forms and resolutions from all local jurisdictions impacted.
  • Nominated routes are evaluated through a field inventory process.
  • Results are reviewed by an Advisory Council and Iowa DOT staff and a determination is made. The process takes approximately
    18 months.
  • Re-evaluation may be conducted every four years to ensure that the intrinsic qualities are still suitable for designation.

Mary Stahlhut
Byways program manager
Office of Systems Planning
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1369
Fax: 515-233-7857