Scenic Views of the Arkansas Grand Canyon Await You This Fall
The official start to the fall season is about two weeks away September 23. Like so many people I'm done with summer and I am ready for some much cooler weather and watching the leaves change color. When it comes to fall foliage in Arkansas there are so many beautiful places for scenic views including Arkansas' Grand Canyon
That's right, the Arkansas Grand Canyon is nestled in between the Big Creek Valley in the Ozark mountain region of the state surrounded by 7 Boston mountain ranges, according to Arkansas Online. The canyon runs along the breathtaking Scenic 7, minutes from the small town of Jasper.
As you make your journey through lots of twists and turns along the route there are numerous overlooks where you can stop and get a memorable picture of the valley below.
Further on down the highway, you'll come across Junction AR 16 and AR 21 to the small community of Fallsville a fitting name for the fall season.
This area is known as the Boxley Valley one of the most beautiful natural regions of the state. There is an abundance of wildlife in this neck of the woods including Elk that roam free, so be on the lookout for them.
Make sure you stop at the Rotary Ann Roadside Park one of Arkansas' first rest areas built in the 1930s. The park features sweeping 180-degree views of the Ozark mountain valley. Unfortunately, this roadside park will closed for up to 9 months for repairs and upgrades.
The Buffalo National River runs through the valley surrounded by wooded forests with a ton of scenic spots where you can stop and capture a special moment with your loved one.
This is a must-see and eat restaurant in Arkansas the Cliff House Inn offers its guests not only great southern cuisine but spectacular views of the Arkansas Grand Canyon. The inn sits about 2,100 feet above sea level on the side of a bluff overlooking the valley.
Camping, hiking, or canoeing, are just a few of the things the Arkansas Grand Canyon has to offer and there are numerous cabins in the area if you're planning to make it a weekend getaway this fall.
No matter if you travel by car or motorcycle the Arkansas Grand Canyon is one for the bucket list. It might not be the Grand Canyon but you can't help but feel a little closer to God when you visit this magical place in Arkansas.