Pig Trail Arkansas

February 10, 2017
AR 23 ( Photo Credit: Mary Osteen/Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism)

There are plenty of routes that provide breathtaking rides in the Ozark Mountains. For years, Ride Texas readers have returned to cruise Arkansas Highway 23. Just make your way to the town of Ozark and head due north to Eureka Springs. Hopefully, you’ll back off the throttle and enjoy every inch of this road as it constantly twists and turns through the national forest. There are numerous historic buildings around the courthouse square in Ozark, as well as a lovely bridge across the Arkansas River. The Pig Trail National Scenic Byway makes up the first part of AR 23. By doing some web searching, you might opt to reserve a remote cabin to be your base camp, as every road splitting off in any direction is just as beautiful. Eureka Springs is the quintessential Victorian town in Arkansas. You’ll find numerous shops, accommodation options, and restaurants that serve everything from modern Southern cuisine to casual lake-fresh fish to inventive fine-dining dishes.

ALONG THE WAY

ALTUS

POST FAMILIE VINEYARDS
1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd.
800-275-8423
postfamilie.com

EUREKA SPRINGS

BASIN PARK HOTEL
Balcony Restaurant
and Bar
12 Spring St.
877-456-9679
basinpark.com

MYRTIE MAE’S RESTAURANT
207 W. Van Buren
479-253-9768
myrtiemaes.com

VISITOR INFORMATION
eurekaspringschamber.com
eurekasprings.com

OZARK

COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Several National Registry buildings
RIVERTOWNE BBQ
205 S. 3rd St.
479-667-1808
rivertownebbq.com

TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER
300 W. Commercial St.

ST. PAUL

BACKWOOD BBQ
4848 AR 16
479-325-1658

(Map Credit: Mapping Specialists)

On The Road

Pit Stops

1.  ALTUS HANDY MART
229 W. Park St., Altus

Grab a Bite

1.    DEVITO’S RESTAURANT
5 Center St., Eureka Springs
479-253-0572
devitosrestaurant.com

2.     GRANNY’S KITCHEN
215 N. Parrott Dr., Huntsville
479-738-2838

Stay the Night

1. CRESCENT HOTEL
Crystal Dining Room
75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs
855-725-5720
crescent-hotel.com

2. PALACE HOTEL
135 Spring St., Eureka Springs
866-946-0572
palacehotelbathhouse.com

Daytrip Diversions

1. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
5118 St. Mary’s Ln., Altus

Only in Arkansas

1. ARKANSAS RIVER BRIDGE
S. on 7th St., Ozark
Beautifully designed 1931 bridge;
lighted at night

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August 18 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 am

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Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) returns to Grapevine for the international 39th Annual Wing Ding,

August 30 - September 2

Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) returns to Grapevine for the international 39th Annual Wing Ding, August 29-September 2, 2017. “Wing Ding” is the largest single-marque motorcycle gathering of its kind. Held annually, this event is the only major American motorcycle event to change locations each year. Riders will converge from all over the country and abroad to enjoy the riding, attractions, scenic offerings and especially the food and hospitality of Grapevine and its surrounding…
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7th Annual POW/MIA Motorcycle Fun Run

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

7th Annual POW/MIA Fun Run benefiting veterans programs. We will also have a board of business size cards with POW/MIA’s from Texas . Pick a card and take a soldier for a ride.
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$40

Lace, Grace and Gears 2nd Annual Rally

September 28 - October 1

Join us to build the bonds of Sisterhood for All Women Motorcycle Riders and Passengers from across the U.S. and abroad– and break the World Record for the most ladies in a single riding event! This four-day rally will include self-guided Hill Country rides, scavenger hunt, guest speakers, live entertainment, contests, adventure outings, the record-breaking Parade of Sisters, and much more. Participation with registration is open to both female and male riders of any experience…
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Crockett County Deerfest

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Previous years’ door prizes included guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, a Polaris Ranger, and much more. FMI visit www.deerfest.org or call Martin Childress 325-277-9345
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