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The views from the main highway are so amazing, I thought the scenic loop would be right down there in the middle of it all. We came in on the exit that was about 12 miles north of Alma and took it up to Devils...More
Exit I40 at Alma and head north. A few local eateries along the way but mostly scenic. Up, up, up into the Boston Mountains. Don't be in a hurry, passing lanes will come along eventually on the steepest parts. Twisty turny highway makes you pay...More
The Boston Mountain loop, old HWY 71 gives you an alternative to driving the busy interstate from Fayetteville to Alma. It is a beautiful drive, but take your time, there is no reason to hurry because the majority of the traffic is on HWY 49.
If you are driving between Fayetteville and Fort Smith, this drive is a must. It is absolutely gorgeous, with sweeping views of the Boston Mountains. Go in late October or early November for fall color that looks like the mountains are on fire!