Two separately designated routes make up the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop.
Highway 71 from Dean’s Market to Fayetteville was designated as an Arkansas Scenic Byway in 1998. Scenic Highway 71 begins at the edge of the Arkansas River Valley and extends 42 miles across the Ozark Mountains to Fayetteville. These rugged mountains are home to quaint craft shops, mountaintop lodging, and spectacular vistas.
Interstate 540 from Dean’s Market to Fayetteville was designated as an Arkansas Scenic Byway in 1999. This byway roughly parallels Highway 71 and also begins at the edge of the Arkansas River Valley, winding 38 miles north to Fayetteville. Constructed through very rugged terrain in the Ozark Mountains, this route includes several high-span bridges and the State’s only highway tunnel, the Bobby Hopper Tunnel.
This byway is known for its spectacular views of the oak-hickory forested mountains and small farms nestled in picturesque valleys.
Map of Scenic Highway 71 in PDF format