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Superb riding on Arkansas Scenic 7 and beyond

Begin by riding south on AR 7, and you’ll swear you hear banjo music on this ride through the Ozark backcountry. AR 374 immediately begins a winding descent run into a beautiful valley on a lightly traveled, very enjoyable road. The pavement of AR 123 out of Mount Judea (locally pronounced Mt. Judy) is seven miles of extremely challenging switchbacks and hairpins and a 1,000-foot climb onto a mountain ridge. The remainder of the ride on AR 123 to Arkansas Scenic 7 will convince you that this is one of the top Arkansas motorcycle routes - it’s nothing short of stunning, both ride-wise and scenery-wise.

AR 16 is an under-recognized motorcycle highway. The view from along AR 16 is very beautiful, and the road serpentine. It’s friendly to beginners but still fun for experienced riders.

AR 21 north from AR 16 is often considered one of the most scenic in the state. The road meanders down into the pristine headwaters of the Buffalo National River through the gorgeous Boxley Valley. AR 43 begins at AR 21 and continues to Arkansas’s elk-central, Ponca. Be on the lookout for members of the local elk herd.

Out of Ponca, AR 43 scrambles up out of the Boxley Valley for the second 1,000-foot climb on this ride, this time over Gaither Mountain. Forests give way to more populated farmland approaching Harrison. AR 206 offers views of farmland and rural life in the Arkansas Ozarks. Arkansas Scenic 7 winds its way back to Jasper, once again taking the rider along ridges and over mountains with dense forests.

All this scenic beauty is tied up with a twisty ribbon of pavement that crosses the iconic Buffalo National River at Pruitt Landing. This moderate-length loop is truly a remarkable tour of the heart of the Ozarks and one of the very finest Arkansas motorcycle routes.

 

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Motorcycle Dealers

Bentonville BMW
13159 Wishing Springs Rd., Bentonville
Bigboar Powersports
2407 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers
Boat World
824 N. Main St., Harrison
DeVinney Motorsports
3323 N. Thompson St., Springdale
Extreme Sports
1013 Bennett Dr., Harrison
Freedom Powersports
2741 West Hudson Road , Rogers
Harrison Suzuki
219 N. Sycamore , Harrison
Heartland Honda
824 S. 48th St., Springdale
Honda of Russellville
220 Lake Front Drive, Russellville
Motovation Powersports
1205 N. Futrall Drive, Fayetteville
Old Fort Harley-Davidson of Fort Smith
6304 South 36th Street, Fort Smith
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson
2409 Hudson Road, Rogers
Power Sports of Fort Smith
3731 Towson Ave., Fort Smith
Rainbow Cycle and Marine
1100 Hudson Rd., Rogers
Rainbow Honda
808 SE 14th St., Bentonville
Road House Custom Cycles Inc.
15375 State Hwy. 22, Dardanelle
Rock Solid Powersports
4621 Towson Ave., Fort Smith
Siloam Springs Cycles
1629 E. Main St., Siloam Springs
Suzuki Polaris of Russellville
120 East Parkway, Russellville
Valley Powersports
3215 E. Main Street , Russellville
Westark Yamaha
3109 Grand Ave. , Fort Smith
Wheeler Powersports
901 N. 11th Street, Fort Smith
Yamaha of Harrison
1429 Highway 65 N. , Harrison
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson
2047 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs

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