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Exploring Arkansas July 2014


Arkansas' Grand Canyon, Mulberry River Float, Earthquake Ridge Trail
The deepest canyon in the Ozarks south of Jasper is nicknamed-"Arkansas' Grand Canyon." It's been visited by millions of travelers since 1955 - including Harry and Bess Truman and Bill Clinton, who used the beauty of Scenic Byway 7 to propose to Hillary. The Mulberry River in northwest Arkansas was officially designated in 1985 by the state legislature as a "Wild and Scenic River." -A float trip down it, is definitely that ! Earthquake Ridge Trail north of Mena is a great hiking and mountain biking trail that parallels the Talimena Scenic Byway. It's named as such, not because of an earthquake, but after all the rock crevices nearby the trail. Early railroad days come alive at the restored 1902 St. Joe Historic RR Depot/Museum.