Clayton County, Iowa has many scenic roadways including the River Bluffs Scenic Byway
which takes a traveler through what is locally known as “Little Switzerland” along the way it threads through or near the communities of Guttenberg
, Garber, Elkport, Elkader
, Volga City
, Saint Olaf, Giard, McGregor
. To help guide our visitors along the River Bluffs Scenic Byway and points of interest along the way, a printable map is available here
Other scenic routes are found near Pikes Peak State Park
in the northeast corner of Clayton County and Backbone State Park
located in the southwest corner.
Iowa’s Great River Road
traverses through Clayton County, Iowa along the Mississippi River offering motorists a scenic view year round.
Points of Interest along the way include Osborne Welcome Center
, located south of Elkader;Guttenberg Welcome Center
; Iowa DNR Guttenberg Fish Hatchery and Aquarium