Expert Travel Advice to Blue Ridge Parkway
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- Rocky Knob Cabins, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia. Gorp Top Ten
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Top Answers To Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Questions
It takes about 5 hours. It's about 300 miles.
Naomi asked:Answer this1 AnswerAlistair 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!
Answer this1 AnswerIt'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!
Answer this1 AnswerAccording to a website dedicated to the Brown Mountain Lights, you can see them on most nights throughout the year. Some of the most common Parkway locations to view the lights are at Mile Post 302 at Brown Mountain Light Overlook and at Mile Post 301 at Green Mountain Overlook.