Averaging 110 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile, riders are either buckling up for a rowdy descent or gritting teeth for a torturous climb. The loop consists of 85% gravel and 15% pavement with surface types ranging from hardpacked gravel to unmaintained OHV trails. Creek crossings, cutty connectors, and a few Arkansas High Country classics—this route has it all. It’s about 375 miles with a whopping 41,000 feet of elevation gain. The resupply run-outs are huge and cell service is mostly nonexistent.
If you’re looking for a challenging effort on terrain that demands constant focus, this will check the boxes.
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