The Talimena National Scenic Byway spans the countryside with over 50 miles of winding roads from East Oklahoma to West Arkansas. The Byway urges travelers to stop and enjoy the view along the way as it climbs and falls along the crests of Winding Stair and Rich Mountains through the Ouachita Forest. Ranked #1 Scenic Byway for Oklahoma and Arkansas, this destination is a must for travelers, hikers, campers, bikers and sightseers alike. Enjoy the breathtaking views and explore the golden valleys while discovering historic towns along the way. The Talimena National Scenic Byway is high above our Gateway Cities of Talihina OK, Mena AR, Heavener OK, Poteau OK and just west from Hot Springs AR, south of Fort Smith AR or one hour north from Broken Bow OK; it is a must for all!