Biking Through Iowa Farm Land on the Wabash Trace Trail
This is a 63-mile (will be 83 miles when completed)
rail trail with end points at Council Bluffs and
Blanchard. It goes through corn fields and
One of the interesting things we saw was a cattle-holding
pin where a "cowboy" was cutting cattle using a
four-wheeler rather than a horse.
He was not having
much success but we sure had fun watching!
We were there in late August and were delighted by
all the monarch butterflies. Butterflies by the
thousands! Sometimes it was as if we were riding
through a flying flower garden!
The mural painted on the building below celebrates
the old Wabash Trace steam train that went through
this country for so many years. What a great way
to see Iowa -- from an old railroad bed.