Outdoor Recreation

Luther College is located in the outdoor aficionado's ideal location. Contrary to the popular image of Iowa being composed of flat farmland, Decorah is anything but! Carved out by the Upper Iowa River, Northeast Iowa provides a phenomenal spectrum of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you are a fan of a lazy float down the river, exploring Decorah’s caves, or intense mountain biking, Luther College and Decorah are the place for you!

This site is meant to provide you with the information you need to get out and enjoy all the fantastic outdoor activities this area has to offer!


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be NO outdoor equipment checkout or programming until further notice. Thank you and stay safe!