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Motorcycle Roads The Northwest Arkansas Tour on Highway 62

By Cruz'N
on November 1, 2007

4.4out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Hwy 62 runs from Rogers Arkansas over to Eureka Springs. The last seventeen miles between Gateway and Eureka Springs is the best. If you are coming from Missouri take hwy 37 south out of Monett MO. down thru Seligman MO. into Gateway then east on Hwy 62.

Scenery

This short stretch of road is before Eureka Springs Arkansas. It is one of the most scenic stretches of roads in all of northwest Arkansas - you won't be disappointed.

Road Quality

17 miles of curves and switch backs make this road a must for those in the area. They even have signs on some of the curves "BIKERS BEWARE".

Roadside Amenities

Euerka Springs has become a gathering spot for bikers. With several "Bikers ONLY" hotels and leather shops it is a happening place for those of us on two wheels. Note: Eureka Springs has started cracking down on loud pipes, ticketing those ribbing their engines.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on April 24, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Other

Highway 62 is a good ride but there are many much better just a stones throw off of highway 62. Be aware of LEO's and mind the speeds on turns.
The map makes note of a crackdown in Eureka on loud pipes. The police are now carrying decibel meters. If you drive on Spring Street and rap your pipes you will be ticketed. Ride as quietly as your bike permits.

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By Stalephreak
on September 27, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Pavement was almost flawless. I picked the wrong time of year, and it rained on me the whole time. Even so, it didn't detract too much from the beautiful scenery, and between the sweepers and the cagers, I had plenty of time to take in the view. There's a few tight sections, but since this is a somewhat important highway, there is a fair amount of traffic. Odds are that you'll be stuck behind somebody before you ever really get to twist the wrist through them.

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By skutertrash
on August 22, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley Sportster

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

What a great road! stay in Eureka Springs and ride it over to the BBB Rally each day. Very relaxing and peaceful ride.

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By Guest
on June 18, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I do need to clarify my first review. I was focused on that part of 62 between Gateway and Eureka Springs. Those parts of 62 leading to Gateway and then out of ES are great rides too. All things considered this is equal to almost any ride around Sturgis and the Hills. Rogers, ES, Berryville, Huntsville & Ozark have some of the nicest people you could ask to meet. We are planning to return.

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By Guest
on June 18, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A rude awakening for us flatlanders. Roadway was in good condition, but steeper grades and sharper curves than we were initially prepared for. Took a bit of adjustment except for the car/truck traffic this is a nice ride, but pay attention. Believe the posted speed limits for curves, which generally run out of one and into the next. Probably a bit more difficult than the "Pig Trail". Not a good run for inexperienced riders, in my opinion. We ran it three times in two days, once the initial surprise wore off. Between this and AR23 (the Pig Trail) the wife was more pleased with completing this ride.

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By WindexSCRC
on June 11, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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Yet another awesome road courtesy of Arkansas. Lots of fun curves and twists in this route to keep you entertained, although sometimes the traffic can get a little heavy since it is the best and most efficient way to get through the area and therefore is traveled heavily. Watch out for "tar snakes" as you get into the curvier parts. The state came through and patched the cracks, not realizing how slippery that makes it for us. There are parts on fairly sharp curves where the bike will shake around underneath you because it is impossible to miss the tar. Not a problem for experienced riders, but just be aware of it.

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By Guest
on July 30, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The eastern half of this route (from Gateway to Eureka Springs) is always the first thing we see when we come to AR (and the last we see when we leave!). We can feel the stress melt away. The road is really nice. Not too challenging, but there are a few pretty tight turns as you near ES. The farther east you get, the more you start to see the big bluffs & valleys.

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