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Arkansas' Talimena Scenic Drive

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17.0 miles: 26 minutes
With expansive mountain vistas at every turn along Arkansa's Talimena Scenic Drive (SR 88), take a moment for peaceful reflection at the many roadside pullouts. After quickly passing rural homes, the byway enters Ouachita National Forest winding atop a mountain ridge. Historical markers dot the road, providing a background on how people lived in this rugged territory.
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17.0 miles: 26 minutes
Stop at the scenic overlooks along the winding byway to enjoy the breathtaking forested mountain views. For a panoramic view, climb the old Rich Mountain Fire Tower located at the highest point on Arkansa's Talimena Scenic Drive (SR 88), at 2,681 feet. The east-west Ouachita Mountain range is ablaze with yellow, orange and crimson colors in autumn.