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The Van Buren Loop is located in Southeast Missouri. Starting in Van Buren, this loop heads West on Highway 60 for a quick ride to Winona.  In Winona, the route turns North for a fun ride up Highway 19, a popular motorcycling road, into Eminence.


From Eminence the path turns South to skirt the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest all the way through Alton and beyond.  The road on this stretch alternates between flowing curves and tight twisties.  Beyond Alton, the route continues slightly South to explore the back roads near the Arkansas border before turning North back into the National Forest.


The last leg is a great stretch of road back North through the National Forest, with very few crossroads and tons of awesome curves.  At the end of this section is a short ride on Highway 60 back to the starting point in Van Buren.

Motorcycle Rides, Missouri, Ozarks, Eminence, Birch Tree, Winona, Alton, Gatewood, Mammoth Spring, Doniphan

Location:  Southeast Missouri

Approximate Mileage:   180 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4.0 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Mark Twain National Forest

Van Buren:  Ozark National Riverways Visitor Center, Missouri Down Under Adventure Zoo

Eminence:  Mahan Roadside Park

Van Buren Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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