South of Dubuque along the Mississippi River, the Mines Of Spain Recreation Area has 6 miles of ski trails.
To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Dubuque, head south on US61. Go approximately 1.7 miles to Stoplight at US-52. Turn left onto US-52. Immediately turn left onto Bellevue Heights. Follow road and EB Lyons parking is on the left.
Overall, Mines Of Spain Recreation Area is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 15 Nordic ski destinations in Iowa.