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Newfound Gap Road is US Route 441's name through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a 33 mile scenic highway connecting Cherokee, North Carolina with Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Average driving time is 55 minutes. Built to National Park Service standards, the road retains a grade of less than 5%, and is passable to all RV and bus traffic. Commercial vehicles are only allowed on park roads with permission.

Newfound Gap Road rises 3,600 feet from Gatlinburg to Newfound Gap. The winding road hugs the mountainside while revealing spectacular vistas of the Oconaluftee and West Prong of the Little Pigeon Valleys. At one point the road makes a loop over itself!

A tenth of a mile south of Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome Road leads west to Clingmans Dome. Other attractions along the route include: the Sugarlands Visitor Center, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Mountain Farm Museum, Mingus Mill, and the all-access Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. Many other trailheads begin along Newfound Gap Road.

Directions: From Gatlinburg, Travel south and the road will cross into North Carolina

 
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tennessee


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Telephone Number: (865) 436-1200
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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