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1302 4wd 02 The Mormon Trail Part 2 Dirt Road

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Following the Mormon Trail across Iowa includes a mixture of dirt and gravel roads that connect highways and modern communities. We found some of the best meals in the state hidden away in small-town restaurants, bars, and cafés in places where the original pioneers found nothing but forests and prairies. Beware that some of those roads can be a problem when wet, just as the land was a problem to the pioneers when rains turned the surface to mud.