Mountain View Run
Route Distance: 163 miles with 602 curves
Gasoline locations: Harrison, Yellville, Dilliard's Country Store, Wild Bill's Outfitters,
Fifty-Six, Mountain View, Leslie, Marshall, Western Grove
Time Frame: 3 hours, 31 minutes
The Mountain View Run takes you down AR Highway 14 across the Buffalo National River through the Sylamore National Forest. The best attraction along this route is Blanchard Springs Caverns. The Caverns are incredible and huge with three different tours to choose from. First, you take an elevator down to the entrance. Blanchard Caverns is managed by the U.S. Forestry Service. After visiting the caverns, continue on to Mountain View where you will discover a quaint and charming historic downtown square with great shops and food. If visiting on a Friday or Saturday in the summer months, be sure to catch the live music on the town square each of those nights.
Directions: Starting in Harrison, travel, U.S. Highway 412/62 East to Yellville. In Yellville, turn onto AR Highway 14 East. Highway 14 East will take you through beautiful Ozark Mountain scenery, past the Buffalo National River and through the Sylamore National Forest. Stay on Highway 14 East all the way to Mountain View. Once there, enjoy the small-town charm and shopping on the square. From Highway 14 East, take AR Highway 66 West to Leslie. From there you take Highway 65 North back to Harrison.