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Motorcycle Riding near Cotter and Gassville

It's hard to beat a better place to ride a motorcycle than in the Ozarks.  With the streams, rivers, lakes, hills and numerous turns that Arkansas has to offer, it really can't get better for a rider to explore the area on the back of one of America's greatest pastimes.  Here are some links to just a few of the scenic routes available in the area but you can pretty much take any road off of the highway and be in prime riding grounds FYI.  The Cotter Gassville Chamber of Commerce welcomes all riders and we look forward to seeing you upon your visit!   


Area Motorcycle Routes 

  • Arkansas Motorcyle Ride: Bull Shoals Dam  ~ www.MotorcycleArkansas.com features a great three-hour ride that features 100 miles with 326 curves through Arkansas to the Bull Shoals Dam. Beginning and ending in Harrison, Arkansas, the route takes you through some great landmarks, including Yellville Historic Square, Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery in Flippin, the Cotter Historic Bridge over the White River, the Bull Shoals Boat Dock, located on the left as you come to Bull Shoals,  Bull Shoals White River State Park, and, of course, the Bull Shoals Dam.
  • Peel Ferry Route ~ This 117 mile loop route takes you straight from Cotter and Gassville Arkansas through Bull Shoals Lake, Branson, Harrison and back again.  
  • Push Mountain Run ~ This route can start in Flippin AR just up the road from Cotter and spans South of our area mostly stretching 149-165 miles in length while taking you through Bull Shoals Lake, the Buffalo River and also the White River.  
  • Ozark Moonshine Run ~ This Route is located West of Harrison Ar but is well worth the 50 mile ride to get there as it is toted as one of the best rides in Arkansas.  Running through the Buffalo River system this 109 mile route is paved with challenging switchbacks and beautiful scenery.  
  • Arkansas Grand Canyon Route ~ Another motorcycle route in North Central Arkansas that requires a bit of a drive to get to Jasper AR but is worth the extra travel.  This route takes you along the Buffalo River to the Arkansas River and back again exploring extremely deep valleys that give it the "Arkansas Grand Canyon" name.  
  • Pinnacle Mountain/Greers Ferry Loop ~ Located roughly 1 hour south of Cotter and Gassville, this 230 mile takes you all the way from Greers Ferry Lake through Little Rock and back up through Heber Springs.  
  • Gateway Gap/Rock N Roll Highway ~ Located East of Cotter and Gassville, this 180 mile motorcycle route starts in Mammoth Springs AR along side the Spring River and heads South to Batesville alongside the White River before heading back North to Pocahontas and eventually ending in the neat Arkansas town of Hardy.