Sylamore Scenic Byway

Calico Rock, Arkansas

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A 26.5-mile drive through the hardwood forests of the rolling Ozark Mountains to Blanchard Springs Caverns. The Sylamore Scenic Byway is a J-shaped route that parallels the White River atop its plunging white limestone cliffs, climbs a high ridge, and winds along the top to Blanchard Springs Caverns. The two-lane highway is paved and has turnouts for scenic and recreational opportunities. Traffic is moderate from June through October and very light the rest of the year. The Arkansas Folk Festival at Mountain View kicks off the tourist season the third weekend in April. Special attractions: Blanchard Springs Caverns and Information Center, colorful autumn foliage, White River. 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.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 26.5-mile drive through the hardwood forests of the rolling Ozark Mountains to Blanchard Springs Caverns. The Sylamore Scenic Byway is a J-shaped route that parallels the White River atop its plunging white limestone cliffs, climbs a high ridge, and winds along the top to Blanchard Springs Caverns. The two-lane highway is paved and has turnouts for scenic and recreational opportunities.

Traffic is moderate from June through October and very light the rest of the year. The Arkansas Folk Festival at Mountain View kicks off the tourist season the third weekend in April. Special attractions: Blanchard Springs Caverns and Information Center, colorful autumn foliage, White River. 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.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Calico Rock
Distance: 26.5
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Ozark National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Sylamore Scenic Byway

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