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Julian Dubuque Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

A short but steep trail up to the Julien Dubuque monument overlooking the Mississippi.


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Miles

0.8

KM

72%

Runnable

790' 241 m

High

621' 189 m

Low

150' 46 m

Up

169' 51 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

From the parking lot on the western side of the Catfish Creek bridge, the Julian Dubuqe Trail climbs a staircase to the top of the bluffs, and leads to the parking lot on Monument Drive. From there, a short paved trail leads to the Julian Dubuqe Monument, a monument to the city founder (and operator of the Mines of Spain) erected in 1897. Plaques near the monument tell the story of the French trapper for whom the city and monument are named, as well as the Mesquakie people and their involvement with the mining of the area in the late 18th century. The monument itself is located on a steep cliff at the edge of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi and presents a spectacular view of the river and the surrounding area. On the other side of the Monument parking lot, the trail descends the bluff into Riprow Valley.

Contacts

Land Manager: Iowa DNR

Shared By:

Ryan Georgi

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  3.0 from 2 votes

#24816

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  3.0 from 2 votes
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#244

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#24,816

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More of the climb up the side of the bluff.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA
Stairs up the bluff of the Julian Dubuque Trail.
Oct 17, 2016 near Dubuque, IA

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