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

Events

Johnson County Peach Festival – Clarksville, AR

July 18 - July 20

Peaches on Bourbon Street The longest running festival in the state! Terrapin derby, frog jump, peach pit spitting contest, parade, bicycle obstacle course, egg toss, barbershop quartet music, gospel sing, craft booths, concessions, banana split contest, street dance, greased pig chase, peach cobbler/jam & jelly bake-off, 4-mile run, water balloon toss, bass tournament, Miss Arkansas preliminary pageants, Princess Elberta pageant. So Much going on! Free Live Music by Funk Factory • Trey Johnson & Jason Wilmon • Johnson County…
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Viva Big Bend Music Festival

July 25 - July 28

Every summer, Viva Big Bend music festival brings an impressive line-up of over 50 bands to far West Texas towns including Marathon, Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis. Join the fun this year July 25th – 28th. Visit vivabigbend.com for tickets and schedule information.   See the lineup here: http://vivabigbend.com/lineup.html
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Bike Night

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Caliente Harley-Davidson crew at Whiskey Tree Bar & Grill the first Thursday of every month for Bike Night. Music, food, cold brew, giveaways, friends, and good times.
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GRILLING AT THE GAGE WITH DEAN FEARING

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on August 10th for a special dinner created by Chef Dean Fearing followed by a Q&A and live music under the West Texas stars. Creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and the author of The Texas Food Bible, Chef Dean Fearing is known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine” and has spent his life cooking for people who love good food. Following 20-plus years at the acclaimed Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dean opened his own…
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Route 66 Biker Rally – 2019 Oklahoma After Sturgis Party

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

If you missed Sturgis, or if you are just back and still looking to party… the RT 66 After Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Biker Party is where you want to be. Great Live Bands and Entertainment, Bike Games, People Games, Wild Contests, Vendors, Food and More There is an Air Conditioned Bar with Pool Tables, Stripper Pole and a Stage with Catwalk On-site Camping with a Swimming Pond, Sandy Beach, Hot Indoor Showers, Outdoor Showers…
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Bike Nights