Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#2 of 9 in Scenic Drive in Tennessee
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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  • This drive was gorgeous! Great views and enjoyable drive. Always love the cooler weather in the mountains. It was 65 deg at the top point of the road in July - felt great!  more »
  • We got up early and drove from Gatlinburg to the Gap point. It took about 45 minutes to drive. We were there 30 min. before sunrise. It was a bit of a tough drive for me since it’s my first time...  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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