Crystal Trail Hot Springs to Page, AR/OK

Crystal Springs, Arkansas

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A 91-mile drive beginning at Hot Springs; traveling westward through the heart of the Ouachita Mountains where beautiful quartz crystals abound; and ending at Page, Oklahoma. This mountain-building process occurred over millions of years and added a couple of inches of height per year, then abruptly stopped. Since then, the mountains have been eroded by rain and wind to their present shape. This east-west trending chain of mountains is unique in the United States. This tour takes you through the heart of the Ouachitas and provides excellent opportunities to see the results of this ancient mountain-building process. Special attractions: Hot Springs, Mount Ida, Ouachita National Forest, Hickory Nut Mountain Recreation Area, Crystal Vista Auto Tour, Big Brushy Recreation Area, Ouachita Trail, Womble Trail, Lake Ouachita, Black Fork Mountain Wilderness, and Mid-America Museum; scenic views, hiking, crystal prospecting, canoeing, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Crystal Trail: Hot Springs to Page, AR/OK Professional Review and Guide

"A 91-mile drive beginning at Hot Springs; traveling westward through the heart of the Ouachita Mountains where beautiful quartz crystals abound; and ending at Page, Oklahoma. This mountain-building process occurred over millions of years and added a couple of inches of height per year, then abruptly stopped. Since then, the mountains have been eroded by rain and wind to their present shape. This east-west trending chain of mountains is unique in the United States. This tour takes you through the heart of the Ouachitas and provides excellent opportunities to see the results of this ancient mountain-building process.

Special attractions: Hot Springs, Mount Ida, Ouachita National Forest, Hickory Nut Mountain Recreation Area, Crystal Vista Auto Tour, Big Brushy Recreation Area, Ouachita Trail, Womble Trail, Lake Ouachita, Black Fork Mountain Wilderness, and Mid-America Museum; scenic views, hiking, crystal prospecting, canoeing, camping, fishing, and hunting."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Crystal Springs
Distance: 91
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Hot Springs National Park; Heavener Runestone State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Crystal Trail: Hot Springs to Page, AR/OK

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May 2018