The Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area is a magical place. Give yourself four hours to explore, and you’ll wish for eight. Allow a full day and you’ll wish for two days!
Getting there: Drive north of Russellville to Sand Gap (formerly known as Grand Gap and Pelsor). Turn right (east) on AR 16. Drive about 5 miles and watch for the Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area sign. Hankins Country Store is at the intersection of AR 7 and AR 16, and Hwy 123. Hankins is a great stop if you want to catch up on the local community or just slow down and step back in time. It’s worth the stop just to see some of the memorabilia on the wall and the old Pelsor Post Office. They make a great sandwich, too!