Monthly Archives: August 2013

Eureka Springs

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A Motorcycle Friendly Town.

Located in the heart of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs is an eclectic mountain town listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized as a Top 25 Arts Destination. Eureka Springs is home to dozens of natural springs and winding streets lined with Victorian houses. Its historic downtown is bustling with events and activities all year long and at night, the mountain town lights up with live music on the streets and in one of several funky pubs owned by Eureka locals.

Landmark buildings like the 1886 Crescent Hotel make Eureka Springs a destination. World class spas like New Moon Spa offer relaxation after a long ride.

Learn more about motorcycle friendly lodging and Eureka Springs dining.

Pruitt Bridge

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photo by Marilyn Sutton.

Located on Jasper.

Pruitt Bridge is an historic bridge built in 1931. This bridge survives as one of four known Pennsylvania through-truss style bridges in the state of Arkansas. Located on Scenic Highway 7 near Pruitt, Arkansas.

Arkansas Grand Canyon

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Located on Goldwing.

Arkansas Scenic 7 Route winds through the Boston Mountains to its highest point at the Arkansas Grand Canyon. Brave the wind and climb the lookout tower for an uninterrupted and majestic view of the rolling hills and patchwork farmland below. Located on Scenic Highway 7 south of Jasper, Arkansas.

Buffalo National River

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Photo by Tim Ernst.

Located on Goldwing and Jasper.

The Buffalo National River was named America’s First National River in 1972. One of the few remaining undammed rivers in the nation, it flows freely for 135 miles through the painted bluffs of the Ozark Mountains. A place loved by many including Dr. Neil Compton who was instrumental in saving the river and Thomas Hart Benton, famous for his paintings of American rural landscapes, small towns and everyday people.

Ride through Boxley Valley. Hear Elk bugle in the fields of historic Boxley Valley on Highway 43. Eastern Elk were native to Arkansas prior to the 1800’s. In 1981, elk were reintroduced into the Buffalo River area and today more than 400 elk make their home in the Boxley Valley. A visit to the Elk Education Center offers educational and interpretive programs about elk, black bear and other wildlife near the Buffalo River.

Ride to Lost Valley. One of the most popular sites along the Buffalo National River, Lost Valley is a magical trail that leads to several waterfalls. Eden Falls is a level, one mile hike along Clark Creek through stands of American beech and towering cliffs. The last half mile of the trail makes a steep climb to the mouth of a cave. With a flashlight, a tight 200 foot trek leads to a 35 foot waterfall inside the cave. Located on Highway 43.

Don’t miss Tyler Bend. Tyler Bend is the main visitors center for the Buffalo National River. Located on Highway 65. .

Mulberry River

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Located on PigTrail.

A class II/III river is one of the most scenic rivers in Arkansas and was recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. Winding through the Ozark National Forest, the Mulberry River features narrow canyons, tall bluffs, pristine woodlands and one of the state’s largest concentrations of black bear. Wolf Pen is the primary access point to the Mulberry River and has toilets and picnic sites. Located on Highway 23