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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

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A mesa created by erosion and weathering, Grandad Bluff features expansive views of La Crosse and the surrounding river valley, as well as several hiking trails. The bluff, part of an area formerly quarried for limestone, towers 180 m (590 ft) above the surrounding area. Drive up the winding road to the top and park close to the lookout, where you will find coin-operated binoculars for viewing the town or countryside. Bring a picnic if you like to one of the designated areas. Put Grandad Bluff into our La Crosse trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I love taking people to granddad's bluff for the first time- starting with the drive up the hill people know they are in for a ride. Then you make it to the top and get to walk the last little bit and...  more »
  • Not a better view up and down the Mississippi Valley any where. Fall colors are awesome from here. Newly remodeled center, it is well worth the drive.  more »
  • Visit Grandad's Bluff when you are in La Crosse. Great views and a slightly challenging hiking trail if you look for it.  more »