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pawnee

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I live in Colorado but I get back to IA every now and again to see the folks.

Is there a good gravel map for IA? I've got the Gazetteer which seems to be pretty accurate but is there anything else, like the dreamy http://coloradogravelroads.com/?
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drwelby

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I'll see if I can come up with something. 
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Guitar Ted

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Here's the resource you want to use. http://www.iowadot.gov/maps/msp/dlalphabetcounty.html

Note that the PDF's in the "Color PDF" column will automatically color the gravel roads: Red, and green are dirt. Easy to pick a county and see the routes that you can string together. It gets a bit tricky if you want to cross county lines, but using multiple windows on your PC will help that.

NOTE: As these maps are DOT reference material, you can "mostly" trust them, but they are definitely NOT 100% accurate. They ARE the most accurate maps I have found for Iowa though. With over 70,000 miles of gravel/dirt roads, it isn't any wonder that the maps are not 100% accurate. Things are pretty fluid out there in terms of roads closing, being worked on, bridges out, etc.

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pawnee

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Wow... that's a whole lotta gravel road.

These maps are great. Thanks!
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drwelby

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Iowa looks like it's a go. Stay tuned...
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drwelby

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Here's a start. It's just Poweshiek County for testing so far. I'm doing the same red/green style as the official maps.

iowagravelroads.com

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pawnee

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I can't get the link to work but I'm definitely looking forward to the finished product.
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drwelby

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Sorry, fixed the link.
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drwelby

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The whole state is now uploaded. I apologize in advance if you're red-green colorblind.

iowagravelroads.com
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pawnee

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The state of gravel.

The options are endless.
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