Plan a Weekend Trip from Little Rock to Eureka Springs

Highway through a wooded area with fall colors.

Eureka Springs Weekend Trip from Little Rock

As fall descends in Arkansas, now is the perfect time to pack your bags for a weekend getaway! Escape the hustle and bustle of Little Rock and make the 3.5-hour drive to the historic town of Eureka Springs. Travel from Little Rock to Eureka Springs this fall and drive through the spectacular beauty of the Ozarks, past views of mountains, rivers, and valleys. Make your final destination, Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabins, and discover everything Eureka Springs has to offer just down the road!

How to Get from Little Rock to Eureka Springs

There are several routes that take you from Little Rock to Eureka Springs, including:

Pig Trail: Hwy 23

One of the most popular routes from Little Rock to Eureka Springs is on Hwy. 23, also known as the Pig Trail. This is a nineteen-mile stretch of road passing through the Ozark National Forest, winding past scenic views of rivers, waterfalls, and mountains. This route is absolutely gorgeous in the fall!

Note: Take I-40 before hopping on Hwy. 23 near the town of Ozark. 

Hwy 21

Start your journey on I-40 from Little Rock and exit near Lamar on I-64 to get to Hwy. 21. This route extends 100 miles from the Arkansas River valley to the Arkansas/ Missouri state line. The road goes right through the Ozark National Forest, home to over one million acres of wilderness and a great place to stretch your legs! Popular for hiking, kayaking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, and more. 

If you are looking for other stops, we recommend exploring the Ozark Highlands Trail or the college town of Clarksville

Hwy 65

Hwy. 65 runs north-south through Arkansas and winds past the Buffalo National River. This is the shortest route for travelers who want to make their way from Little Rock to Eureka Springs with minimal stops. 

Arrive in Eureka Springs

After driving three and a half hours from Little Rock to Eureka Springs, you will have a wealth of activities available at your fingertips. From strolling the historic downtown to uncovering the healing history of our springs and exploring the great outdoors, there is something for everyone. Please check out our blog page for ideas on what to do during your Eureka Springs vacation!

Arkansas Weekend Getaway: Eureka Springs Cabin Rentals

Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabins offers the perfect basecamp for your weekend getaway from Little Rock to Eureka Springs. Browse our Eureka Springs cabins overlooking the White River, and choose from our small or family cabins. Our cabins provide guests with fabulous views and full-featured amenities to give you the Ozark mountain vacation of a lifetime. Book your Arkansas weekend getaway with us today!