Missouri HWY 160 from Alton to Donaphin + ADD NEW ROUTE
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From Alton, MO HWY 160 heads east to Donaphin, MO
While the beginning of HWY 160 starts out of Alton fairly mild, the road soon opens upto Missouri farm land and travels thru the southern portion Mark Twain state park, there are scenic views all along the drive. Between the curves and slight elevation changes, the 55mph speed limit is but a suggestion. Most of the curves are marked with suggested speeds between 30-45mph and would prove difficult to maintain the posted speed limit. You'll encounter farm vehicles, transport trucks are few and is widely used by the local residents. Seldom have I've found too much traffic to contend with and is well worth the effort finding and getting to this section of HWY 160.
The road is in good shape for the most part but you need to be aware of construction on the side roads. There is a park on the Eleven Point river about halfway between the two towns for a rest or restroom break. Watch out for the wildlife as well as any domestic animals that might venture into the road I've had deer and goats on or in the roadway that'll surpize you coming out of any of the many curves offered.
HWY 160 is one of the better roads to ride in my opinion in the state!
Many sweeping curves and slight elivation changes to keep you entertained. The road in general looks to have been resurfaced within the past five or so years but do watch for tar snakes that seal a few cracks in the western portion of the road.
Not many if any fuel stops but there is a park on the Eleven Point river to take a break at with the normal park restrooms available
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