Talimena Scenic Drive
National Scenic Byway
The Talimena National Scenic Byway is a gorgeous 54-mile route that spans one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies. One breathtaking panorama follows another as this national forest scenic byway winds along the crests of forested peaks between Mena, Arkansas and Talihina, Oklahoma. The drive offers the best fall foliage viewing in the area. The area is also beautiful in all the other seasons. In the spring the trees put on their different hues of green and many of the trees also have lovely blossoms. The various assortment of wildflowers found in the area blanket the ground with color. Lodging is available along the route.