Start in Clarksville or Russellvile, Ark. Hwy 123 from Clarksville / hwy7 from Russellville, to Mt Judea, Hwy 374 W, to Hwy 7 S 2 mls to Cliff House Inn / Resturant (good food), back Hwy 7 N to Jasper, thru town, get fuel, Hwy 74 W, Hwy 21 S into Clarksville. About 200 mls. I live in the Ft Smith area and it is 350 mls from my house round trip.
#2 - Conway, work the back roads to Hot Springs (many different routes), to Hwy 270 W, thru town, past curvey curvies to Mc Clardys BBQ (GOOD) on left. Then back into town, go see the E Mountain Tower, then ride the W mountain road (if you have time), back toward Hwy 7, but trn L on Cedar (before hwy 7), R on Cedarglades, R on Hwy 277 (about 4 mls R on 194 ?/first blacktop), then L Hwy 7 to Russellville. In Dardanelle take Hwy 155 to the top of Mt Nebo. In Russellville N of High School on Hwy 7 truck & off I 40 X 81 N side eat at CJ's drive in, they make their own fries and cut their own meat!!!!!!!
#3 - Old Hwy 71 from Alma, to Brentwood, trn R on Hwy 74 Follow it E till you have to come home (it goes most of the way across the state, so drop down to I 40 and roll back home. OR jump onto Hwy 16 back W into Fayettville. Eat at any of Quideos Pizzaiers.
One N of Mall by Sigler Music, one W of in Tonitown. GREAT home made pastas!!!
#4 - TO Many to mention!!! Hwy 59, Hwy 21, Hwy 16, and on goes the list.
But go S Hwy 71 from Ft Smith, to Y City, L on Hwy 270, R on Hwy 27, L on Hwy 278 into Old Washington ( first state capital ), spend some time back in history, then back W on Hwy 278, to Hwy 71 N back to Ft Smith