Riders will see elevations that vary from the state’s low point in its southeast corner (at only 800 feet above sea level) and rise as you move west into the panhandle where the highest peak resides – Black Mesa at 5,000 feet above sea level. The state has four primary mountain ranges: the Ouachita Mountains, the Arbuckle Mountains, the Wichita Mountains, and the Ozark Mountains.
5. Rune Stone Ride (81 Miles)
Begin in Broken Bow, OK and head north on US Highway 259 from Broken Bow and just stay on 259 all the way through until you hit a T in the road. At the T, which is US Highway 270, take a left and ride about 20 miles to Heavener.
The scenery is woodsy, mainly pines once you ride North of Broken Bow. Before you reach Heavener you have to pass through about 30 miles of twisting and turning through mountain passes.
The road is perfect! It’s nicely paved and has a lot of curves as well as some straight-aways. There is no traffic!
There isn’t much but a few towns and residential homes along this route which makes it that much more remote. Near the end of the ride, you can take the Telimena Byway Note: You have to ride out to the Rune Stone National Park in Heavener to see the proof the Norsemen discovered America around the date of November 11, 1012 (which is what the lettering represents), long before Columbus fumbled upon it. It is believed that these Norse explorers crossed the Atlantic, rounded the tip of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico, found the Mississippi River, and sailed into its tributaries, the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, around 750 A.D. This date is indicated by the grammar used on the Poteau Runestone. The park which surrounds the stone is overlooking the whole town of Heavener and is a beautiful site to behold. There is a waterfall and a really nice area made around the stone . allstate customer service