A 52-mile drive beginning at Glenwood, traveling west through Caddo Gap, and featuring crystal country, scenic overlooks, mountains of Arkansas Stone, and Little Missouri Falls. This region, known as the Central Ouachitas, offers dramatic views of mountains that have been pushed and folded over on themselves creating narrow ridges, steep slopes, and deep valleys. This drive will explore the Crystal, Caddo, and Cossatot mountains and their beautiful views, interesting rocks, clear-flowing streams, and unusual plants and animals that are characteristic of this region.
Special attractions: Caddo Gap, Caddo River, Collier Springs, Crystal Recreation Area, Crystal Mountain Scenic Area, Crystal Vista, Little Missouri Falls, Albert Pike Recreation Area, and Ouachita National Forest; hiking, scenic views, camping, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hunting, and crystal prospecting. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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