This upcoming spring I'm looking at riding 2 up throughout Arkansas for a weekend. I'll be driving my Jeep and towing my bike from mid-Missouri then leaving my Jeep to return to it later. So I'll need to hopefully park farther North, then make a loop through the state, returning back to my vehicle to drive home. Any suggested routes?
Scenic 7 will have the twists, hills, and thrills.
But, you may meet a F350 pulling a 28' RV thru a sharp curve too! It runs from the Mo border to Hot Springs, then thru town and on to La border. Hwy 13 and 16 offer sharper turns and no traffic. Talimena drive is great for full touring. Mom and pop motels are everywhere. If you get out of the North/West you lose the Mtns.
Ok, I think I've got it planned out pretty well. My trip will consist of leaving Branson, Missouri at roughly 1PM and heading towards Hot Springs, Arkansas. We'd spend the night there, then make out way back via the second half of the trip farther West and spend the second night back in Branson.
That's a good route,Brick. I used to live outside of Mt Ida. Wonderful roads. Stop by Redroks just North of the Buffalo River and let him show you the smallmouth bass fishing. When you go to Magazine Mtn, prepare for some sure nuff switchbacks, like 5 mph turns. Wished I could go too!!!