Talimena Scenic Drive in OklahomaFrom Pine Meadow Cabins at Beavers Bend, take Hwy 259 north about 45-minutes to intersect the Talimena Scenic Drive. You'll discover a road trip you'll want to do time and again. It is 54-miles of curvy, twisting, climbing roads, designated as a National Scenic Byway.
Drive she said. The road is favored by Corvette Clubs, BMW motorcycle clubs, Harley Davidson motorcycle clubs, Jaguar clubs, and regular ol' folks that want a Sunday afternoon drive.
Fall foliage is a particularly favorite time to drive. You'll think you're in New England with the reds, golds, yellow, orange and trees turning their fall colors on.
Wildlife from deer, bear, coyote, fox, raccoon, armadillo, turtles and birds of eagles, songbirds, turkey, roadrunners can be spotted.
Bring your camera for nature photography, as vista turnouts are located throughout the drive.
Lance Armstrong can train here. Road bikes are often seen climbing the hills with 27% grades. Pass with caution.
Pack a picnic lunch, and spend the day exploring the Kiamichi Mountains of the Talimena Scenic Drive.
After the drive, relax at your log cabin, and soak in the hot tub.