Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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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  • It's one of the scenic drive you may not want to miss if you visit Smoky mountain, the Alum Cave Bluffs trail head is located on this road. There is also a Clingmans Dome Tower, which you can go up... 
    It's one of the scenic drive you may not want to miss if you visit Smoky mountain, the Alum Cave Bluffs trail head is located on this road. There is also a Clingmans Dome Tower, which you can go up...  more »
  • Before you go, gas up your fuel tank. The hardest decision you will make is which pull-offs to pause at so you can soak in the views. Halfway between Gatlinburg and Cherokee is Newfound Gap, where... 
    Before you go, gas up your fuel tank. The hardest decision you will make is which pull-offs to pause at so you can soak in the views. Halfway between Gatlinburg and Cherokee is Newfound Gap, where...  more »
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  • the mountains are calling and I must go
  • 2nd highest point of Smokey mountains

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