Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Traveling up and over the mountains, Newfound Gap Road will take you through fragrant forests of evergreen spruce and pine-oak, offering beautiful vistas along the way. The scenic roadway is the only one that goes through the park's center. Thanks to the visibly placed markers, you can easily locate popular, must-visit sites, such as Clingman's Dome--the park's highest point that provides panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. If you plan to get out of the car, be prepared for significantly lower temperatures compared to the lowlands and bring a warm jacket. Use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday tool to add Newfound Gap Road and other attractions to your Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation plans.
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  • Beautiful drive. Very scenic. Lots to see. Great vistas. Good foliage. Many turnoffs. Quite insightfully, Cherry Wonderdog also considers the Newfound Gap Road an invaluable means to an end (e.g., a.....  more »
  • If you need to get anywhere in the Park, you’ll travel on the New Found Gap road. Get a pamphlet at one of the visitor centers for a description of highlights along the way. Or just wing it and...  more »
  • With 3 trails 1.7 mile, 2.6 miles and 1962 (I really doubt that) and a spot for a great view the great mountains and photo shoot spot it’s a good stop
  • It is an amazing opportunity with great views you can see lakes and rivers. Also you can stand in North Carolina and Tennessee at the same time. You can walk up the Appalachian Trail and stand in history.

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