Expert Travel Advice to Blue Ridge Parkway

Top Answers To Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    By my calculation, it's about five miles from Asheville to the U.S. Highway 74 junction with the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 384.7). From there, you'll wind your way up the BRP to the junction with U.S. Highway 21 (milepost 229); take US-21 northwest through Sparta, NC, and continue on to Wytheville. That's about 41 miles. So in total, you're looking at a mileage of 201.7 miles!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    It's a little under 100 miles, with Asheville at milepost 380 and Boone just off milepost 290. Plan on spending at least three to four hours driving this scenic stretch, with its fair share of twists, turns, scenic overlooks (not to mention, places to hike), and traffic snarls!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    That's a pretty twisty road up in the mountains. Honestly, I think you might lose your mind. That said, you could plan it around some of the other state highways and local byways in the NC/VA area, so you're not always stuck behind a line of other RVs. That way you get to hit some of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but not feel locked into doing the whole thing.
  • Anonymous user answered:
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