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Eureka Springs – On Top of the Pig Trail

It is time to ride on one of the best in the nation

The Pig Trail runs from Ozark, AR at I40 up route 23N to Eureka Springs.

This ride is 80 miles long and begins in the unique town of Ozark, Ar and ends at the top in Arkansas top tourist attraction – Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The ride features caverns, Withrow Springs state park along with the Mulberry river and the many twist and turns one would expect with a great ride in the forest.  One of the many perks of this ride in the geographical diversity.

Plan to Stay the night in a Eureka Springs hotel , a motorcycle-friendly town, which sits just on top of the trail. You will love the care-free environment and the quirky locals you will meet. There are always events going on and with special biker rates offered on lodging, you may find you simply need to stay a night or two. Hang out for a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks.

If you find the Pig Trail has simply inspired you, check out these other rides around the Ozarks. Nature here is incomparable and the people are open and friendly. Stop in at the local Harley-Davidson on the Pig Trail to hear more about the rides this area offers.

Ozark Mountain – Lesser Known Roads

Ride the Buffalo River Region

Fall is officially here and the leaves are rapidly changing. Here in a few weeks will mark the most vibrant viewing time of the fall foliage. Even though Bikes, Blues and Barbecue may be over, it is only the beginning of many beautiful fall rides. You’ve heard of the Pig Trail…it is a nationally acclaimed journey on the Ark. 23 byway…but what about Highway 43 and 16?

highway 16 Arkansas

While there are a few segments to Highway 43, the portion that begins at Highway 21 in Boxley and ends at AR 7 in Harrison is particularly noteworthy. This drive runs north near the Buffalo River. Keep a look out for herds of elk that like to gather near the roads in the morning or near dusk. Read more about elk in Arkansas.

Highway 16 on the other hands begins at US 412 in Siloam Springs and runs south through the Ozark National Forest. Through the forest into Fayetteville and out, 16 meets AR 74 near Elkins. This drive winds nicely allowing for beautiful views on both sides of the road. Take some time to visit the chill, college town that is Fayetteville.  

You’ll find once you hit the road and are headed to northwest arkansas that it is hard to turn around. The views only grow more spectacular and a new vista awaits you around every corner. You never know when you will get a glimpse of a beautiful overlook or a peak of a sunbathed valley.

Looking for a fun destination to spend the night in between rides? Check out The Halloween City, Eureka Springs, AR…they have all the Halloween spirit you are looking for.

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Most Popular Spring Ride

It is spring, the sun is out more often than not and it is time to plan your ride on one of the best in the nation—Pig Trail!

The warmer weather is here and bringing the beautiful foliage with it. This ride is 19 miles long and features caverns, Withrow Springs state park along with the Mulberry river. One of the many perks of this ride in the geographical diversity.

On your way, check out Eureka Springs, a motorcycle-friendly town, which sits just on top of the trail. You will love the care-free environment and the quirky locals you will meet. There are always events going on and with special biker rates offered on lodging, you may find you simply need to stay a night or two. Hang out for a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks.

If you find the Pig Trail has simply inspired you, check out these other rides around the Ozarks. Nature here is incomparable and the people are open and friendly. Stop in at the local Harley-Davidson on the Pig Trail to hear more about the rides this area offers.

Winter Ride Through the Ozarks

There is something about the crisp winter air that sharpens the senses. Blue skies seem wider and brighter. Morning frosts make objects sparkle brighter as they catch the light. The sun captures the sharpened moments and reflects them in a vivid array of colors.

At least that’s how winter days unfold in Northwest Arkansas. It’s the natural, unfiltered, beauty that brings so many out to explore.

Check out weather conditions before your next ride.

A 167-mile loop of back roads from Eureka Springs to Harrison will leave your senses overwhelmed. With plenty of twists and turns and quirky stops along the way, you will be surprised all the way there and back. The changing elevations, the bends, and the quickly shifting scenery will engage your whole being.

The Route:

Start out in Eureka Springs and take 302 to 221. Check out the Saunders Gun Museum in Berryville before continuing on to 21and then down winding 311 to Harrison. From Harrison, 43 will take you to the breath-taking Boxley Valley (see if you spot any Elk or ). From Boxley, you will take 21 to 74 and finally hop on 23 to complete the loop back to Eureka.

Whether you are traveling with a group, getting away with a friend, or simply taking some time to yourself, a winter ride through the Ozarks will wake you up and reignite your love for the ride.

Why not make it a weekend adventure and spend a night in Eureka Springs. With covered motorcycle parking, you can rest assured your prized possession will be safe while you enjoy a nice cold beer and catch the game at any of the local’s favorite bars.

Stop by the all-new Harley-Davidson in Eureka Springs off of Hwy 62E.

Best Arkansas Rides for Spring

Blooming trees, rushing rivers, amazing panoramas. One of the best times to ride the Ozarks in the Spring! Explore sweet small town life and find excitement on the open, winding roads of northwest Arkansas. Don’t miss these great rides: arkansas buffalo river

The Iconic Pig Trail

Race the Mulberry River and wind your way around the Boston Mountains on this scenic ride! The Mulberry is at it’s wildest in the Spring.

War Eagle Ride

Follow Highway 23 South to War Eagle Mill. This beautiful ride gets you to a historic grist mill in a setting that is rarely seen.

Dragon’s Tail Ride

Ride through historic Boxley Valley to see elk graze on the shores of America’s First River, the Buffalo National River!

5 Rides, 5 People, Five Reasons

Five Rides, Five People, Five Reasons your friends are going to love Eureka Springs …eureka springs motorcycle rides crescent hotel

#1 The most adventurous and most scenic rides in the Ozarks are all accessible from Eureka Springs.

Ribbons of road curl around the Ozarks to reveal the most amazing views. From grazing elk in the historic Boxley valley near America’s First National River to the famous Pig Trail, Eureka Springs is centrally located to access the best motorcycle rides in the state.

#2 Eureka Springs is motorcycle friendly

Eureka Springs’ landmark hotels have been welcoming visitors to the area for centuries. They wouldn’t be able to keep their historic reputations if they didn’t know how to take care of their guests. The 1886 Crescent Hotel and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel both offer designated bike parking to secure your most prized possession while you relax for the night. Special pricing for groups of 5 people or more make staying overnight a great value so you can use the money you saved to fill up and hit the road for your next adventure.

#3 Unique and breathtaking places to hang out together

Enjoy drinks over a game or two of pool in Lucky 7 billiards at one of the highest points in downtown Eureka Springs. Make the veranda of the Crescent hotel your private hang out by staying in the connecting rooms or choose balcony rooms that look out over the Crescent East Lawn. Rock it out old school in rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the town. Gather around the fire in the pocket garden near the Crescent moon. Hang out at the copper bar of the Balcony Restaurant overlooking Basin Spring Park downtown. There are so many options. Give us a call and we will assist you in arranging a memorable trip.

#4 Lots of fun, quirky and exciting things to do

Eureka Springs is home to castles, the blues, bears and other big cats, crazy festivals and craft shows, fabulous parades, rivers, lakes and natural springs … The list goes on and on. Learn more about Eureka Springs and get ideas for things to do.

#5 Eureka Springs is ALWAYS OPEN

Spring and Fall are the best times to visit just for the colors of the season but Eureka Springs is open year round. There are different things to look forward to depending on the time of year. Talk with us about what time of year you plan to visit.

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