Boston Mountains Scenic Drive + ADD NEW ROUTE
19 in Arkansas Arkansas45 Miles
By Cruz N
on April 1, 2007
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The route starts north of Alma in Rudy, AR on Hwy 71. Just take and stay on Hwy 71 heading north all the way up to just south of Fayetteville.
This route used to be the only link to north west Arkansas. It offers impressive mountain vistas. Along the way are small mountain towns, roadside farms, antique and other shops. At Winslow your can take a detour over to Devil's Den by heading west of Rt 74. The route was once an old stage coach line and has some impress small towns like Mountainburg, Winslow, and West Fork. Mount Gaylor I believe to be the highest point with an old watch town sitting along side the highway. This used to be one of the highlights of Hwy 71 till I-540 took most of the traffic.
The route rises and falls with the mountain landscape and includes a healthy collection of twists and turns any biker would enjoy. If you choose to detour over to Devil's Den you will experience some of the best twist backs around.
There are small towns along the way that offer old style Diary Bar service like Mountainburg. If you take the detour to Devil's Den State Park you will really enjoy the scenery and the amenities of the park.
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