The Talimena National Scenic Byway is famous for spectacular views! The majestic byway is easy and fun to drive with winding roads along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouachita National Forest. The drive is 54-miles and was constructed to highlight the beautiful foliage. Fall foliage brings thousands of visitors to take in the vibrant color changing leaves. The Talimena Drive offers 22 designated vistas to view stunning panoramas. Even though the drive is an autumn favorite, it is beautiful all year round! Spring and summer come alive with the many shades of green, wildflowers, and wildlife roaming! A frosty winter creates a winter wonderland that is breathtaking to see! The Winding Stair National Recreation Area offers plenty of activities on the 26,445 acres that encompass the Talimena Scenic Drive such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking and more!