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Ride Old Man River from top to bottom, or bottom to top!  Get the complete set of GPS files for the Great River Road and ride the whole thing!  Routes that are included in this set of .gpx files are:


Great River Road - Minnesota; 680 Miles; 16.5 hours (includes side trip to International Falls, MN)

Great River Road - Iowa; 230 Miles; 8 hours

Great River Road - Missouri; 410 Miles; 8.75 Hours

Great River Road - Wisconsin; 360 Miles; 6 Hours

Great River Road - Illinois; 560 Miles; 12 Hours

Great River Road - Arkansas; 340 Miles; 7.25 Hours 

Great River Road - Louisiana; 470 Miles; 11 Hours (includes alternate route on East side of Mississippi)

Great River Road - Kentucky & Tennessee; 210 Mils; 4.5 Hours

Great River Road Mississippi; 380 Mils; 8.75 Hours


Note:  We have created 2 sets of routes for each state.  1 is for riding North to South and the other is for riding South to North.  Each route is notated either N to S (for North to South) or S to N (for South to North).


Location:  Central United States

Approximate Mileage:  2,000 - 2,300 miles

Estimated Riding Time: 10 to 14 days 

Surface:  Paved & Minimal Gravel with Bypass Available in Wisconsin and Arkansas

Gravel Bypass information is available on the Wisconsin and Arkansas route pages.



There are a tremendous number of attractions along the entire length of the Great River Road.  A list of attractions for each state is listed on each individual state’s route page.

Great River Road - All States - Instant Zip File Download

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to dedicated GPSs, our routes will work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.



  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

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