The Talimena National Scenic Byway, a breathtaking 54-mile route in southeast Oklahoma, is known for its spectacular views. Designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an official National Scenic Byway, Talimena Drive was built specifically to highlight the area’s beautiful foliage and spans one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies. Nestled in the heart of Oklahoma’s Choctaw Country, view one stunning panorama after another as you travel along crests of forested peaks between Talihina, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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3 Reviews for Talimena Scenic Drive


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Great ride through the country roads.

5.0/ 5

The wife and I took this route going to the Kriver campground from Hot Springs, Ar. just to be clear once you pass Mena and get deep into the roads we were in a valley with mountains on both sides of us nothing else for a long ways. We did not see any cars but 1 on the road the hole time we were on that road. We were riding on fumes not kidding. No cell service either. Just make sure you are toped off with fuel and something to drink cause it’s a long walk in any direction for anything.

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It's a great ride

5.0/ 5

This is a great ride, be sure to bring water and don’t take a chance on fuel. There is no where to get a drink or fuel on the drive itself. Talihina doesn’t have much, but Mena on the other side has a great steak house. (I can’t remember the name) the drive itself has tons of pull offs for great pictures as well as historical markers.

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Great ride in the Ouachita Mtns.

4.0/ 5

I worked in Mena, AR back in 2011, this is the east end of the Talimena Scenic Byway. It rolls along the ridge of the Ouachita Mtn, so the views are excellent the entire way. The road is just technical enough to be fun, but not so much that it is difficult. There are several great pullouts to stop and take in the country side. You will end up in Talihina, OK. Highly recommend running it both directions. Skyline Cafe in Mena was an inexpensive nice little joint then, not sure about now.

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