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Arkansas Scenic Byways

Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway- Named by many as one of the 10 most beautiful drives in the U.S., contains unsurpassed and dramatic views of the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains. It runs north to south through central Arkansas. The part from Harrison to Arkadelphia is a State Scenic Byway.
Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Arkansas- Crowley's Ridge is the only known erosional remnant in North America. A mixture of plant communities and a diversity of species respond to abrupt changes in soil type, exposure, moisture, and slope.
Great River Road - Arkansas- This road parallels the Mississippi River through Blytheville, West Memphis, Helena, Dumas and Lake Village.
Mount Magazine Scenic Byway- Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway and the adjoining Forest Roads provide the visitor with an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp curves and "hairpin" switchbacks leading the traveler over this flat topped mountain.
Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway- This Scenic Byway offers spectacular panoramas, rugged landscapes, colorful fields and forests, and glimpses of a variety of wildlife, in the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas.
Pig Trail Scenic Byway- The Pig Trail Scenic Byway crosses a unique portion of Arkansas with stretches of rural America along with spectacular panoramas, timber covered mountains and rugged landscapes, in the northwestern portion of the state.
Queen Wilhemina/Talimena National Scenic Byway- A drive from Mena to Queen Wilhemina Lodge and State Park on Arkansas 88 should be on every Arkansas traveller`s guide. There are plenty of overlooks, so stop often and enjoy the spectacular sweeping views of the National Forest.
St. Francis Scenic Byway- St. Francis National Forest lies in the Delta region of northwestern Arkansas with its land divided between fertile bottom lands along the rivers and Crowley's Ridge.
Sylamore Scenic Byway- Located at the eastern edge of the Ozarks, this scenic byway provides the visitor with a splendid example of the rugged beauty for which the Ozark Mountains are famous, in the northwestern portion of the state.

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Description - Arkansas offers one National Scenic Byway, Crowley's Ridge Parkway, as well as 9 other state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

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Picturesque and dramatic viewsheds along Crowley's Ridge Parkway are created by natural plant communities and the rolling topography. The ridge is home to four state parks, a national forest, world-class waterfowl hunting, and excellent fishing.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous recreational sites, facilities and activities. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Arizona's Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state. Maps are available on the descriptive pages.

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Arkansas - Arkansas boasts diversity of land forms and millions of acres of public lands. The warm climate of the state allows access throughout the year.


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