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4.05 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.05
23 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Oct 31, 2007

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Guest
April 24, 2008
Highway 62 is a good ride but there are many much…
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HBreshears
57 McR Points
June 30, 2020
Rode June 2020. Road was in great shape. My wife…
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Written Directions

Hwy 62 runs from Rogers Arkansas over to Eureka Springs. The last seventeen miles between Gateway and Eureka Springs is the best. If you are coming from Missouri take hwy 37 south out of Monett MO. down thru Seligman MO. into Gateway then east on Hwy 62.

Scenery

This short stretch of road is before Eureka Springs Arkansas. It is one of the most scenic stretches of roads in all of northwest Arkansas - you won't be disappointed.

Drive Enjoyment

17 miles of curves and switch backs make this road a must for those in the area. They even have signs on some of the curves "BIKERS BEWARE".

Tourism Opportunities

Euerka Springs has become a gathering spot for bikers. With several "Bikers ONLY" hotels and leather shops it is a happening place for those of us on two wheels. Note: Eureka Springs has started cracking down on loud pipes, ticketing those ribbing their engines.

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Guest
April 24, 2008
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Highway 62 is a good ride but there are many much better just a stones throw off of highway 62. Be aware of LEO's and mind the speeds on turns.
The map makes note of a crackdown in Eureka on loud pipes. The police are now carrying decibel meters. If you drive on Spring Street and rap your pipes you will be ticketed. Ride as quietly as your bike permits.
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HBreshears
June 30, 2020
57 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Rode June 2020. Road was in great shape. My wife and I usually ride this route several times a year as part of a loop from Rogers via Hwy 12 to Hwy 127 to Hwy 23 to Eureka Springs, then Hwy 62 back to Rogers. This route is really two segments. The 16 miles from Rogers to Gateway, which isn't much of a motorcycle road (maybe a 2 or a 3 rating), and the 17 miles from Gateway to Eureka, which is fun and scenic (a 5). About 8 miles from Rogers is an opportunity for a side excursion through the Pea Ridge Military Park (Civil War site). You can spend an hour or so on the self-guided drive. (Since they re-routed Hwy 62, the park is no longer right off the road, but is off the old Hwy 62). Nice scenery, especially with late October/early November fall colors. Take time to walk down to the East Overlook. Stop in Garfield at the Shortstop for a VERY large ice cream cone. If you get anything larger than the Small, ask for a cup to go with it! About 3 miles past Gateway is a Candy Shop. Worth the stop if you like sweets and didn't fill up on ice cream in Garfield. The road from Gateway to Eureka is really why you ride. Curves, switchbacks, hills, views. Places where you can drag you pegs. Also a dangerous section. Seems like every year I hear a biker made his last ride on this stretch, so ride safe.
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mchance
May 8, 2021
710 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Rode US 62 from Eureka Springs to Gateway on one day, and from Rogers to Gateway a couple of days later during the 2021 Riding the Ozarks HOG Rally. Definitely agree with the poster that the Eureka Springs to Gateway part is way more fun and challenging.
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