On-Road: Route 3
115 Miles - 185.2 Kilometers
2:50 Ride Time

Eureka Springs Art & Heritage Tour

Route Description


ROUTE #3:

Located on the northern end of AR 23, Eureka Springs is one of the premier motorcycling destinations in mid-America. In fact, AR 23 was included on one of the world’s most spectacular trips in “National Geographic Drives of a Lifetime.”

 


Start in Eureka Springs traveling south on AR 23. The route is made up of broad sweepers and gentle curves. It’s fun and not technically difficult. Riders will enjoy a beautiful run through mostly wooded terrain dotted with pastureland. The scenery is uncluttered, wide open and lightly populated.

The AR 12 and AR 45 portion leading to Fayetteville is scenic plateau pastures and farmland, with frequent stands of thick woods. Fayetteville, home to the University of Arkansas and the Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally, has wonderful restaurants and watering holes, as do Springdale, Bentonville and other cities throughout the area.

The scenery from Rogers to Gateway is nice, but the road is built for moving cars, not carving corners. That changes, though, just past Gateway where US 62 turns into a real dragon. Sport bike riders will enjoy this leg of the route.

This is a major entry route into Eureka Springs, so you’ll find traffic sometimes a bit heavier than other roads, but it’s still a fantastic 18-mile stretch in both rideability and scenery. Be prepared for very tight curves, as well as several hairpins and switchbacks. Less-experienced riders need to be especially cautious since there are technically challenging stretches. Also, there may be traffic approaching in the opposite lane around that blind corner, so stay heads-up. Don’t get distracted by the gorgeous Ozarks vistas and panoramas, and you’ll safely finish up one of the best short rides in Arkansas.

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Resources in the Region


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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