Boston and Ozark Mountains
The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Ozark Mountains
provides the setting for this route, which often runs through a
tunnel of foliage during spring, summer and fall. Spring wildflowers and
brilliant autumn foliage make the route especially popular
during those seasons. The route crosses the Mulberry River and the 165-mile
Ozark Highlands Trail.
ROUTE: Ark. 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest
to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears.
LENGTH: 19 miles.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Shopping, lodging and dining are available in Ozark near
the southern end of the route and Fayetteville to the northwest. Just a short distance away is America’s Victorian Village, Eureka Springs, where scores of restaurants, shops, lodging facilities and attractions are definitely worth a visit. This biker-friendly town always has something going on. Cabins and camping are available on the byway at Turner Bend and nearby at the White Rock Mountain Recreation Area, which offers dramatic views of the surrounding Ozarks from atop the 2,260-foot peak. Other Ozark National Forest campgrounds in the area are Shores Lake and Redding.
MAJOR AREA ATTRACTIONS: