FEATURED LODGING

Grand Vista Inn & Suites ~ Vonore TN

Luxbury Inn ~ Maryville TN

Highland Manor Inn

Happy Valley Chalet ~ Foothills Parkway

A Holiday Motel, Maggie Valley NC

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There are a wide variety of accommodations in our area. These range from basic tent camping to exclusive mountain top resorts.

The Smoky Mountain Loop includes five of the top touring roads in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. US 441, a 38 mile route from Cherokee to Gatlinburg, climbs to over 5,000 feet elevation at New Found Gap before plunging to 1,500 feet at Sugarlands Visitor Center offering unmatched mountain views and fabulous touring. From here TN 73 AKA Little River Road winds 33 miles westward through scenic rock overhangs along the Little River. A short jog will get you on the the Foothills Parkway, 33 miles of touring fun along the ridge line with overlooks with views of the Smokies. Then comes the best, the Tail of the Dragon with 318 curves in 11 miles of twisting mountain pavement. To complete the loop finish with Moonshiner 28 and US 19 back to Cherokee.

And there are scenic stops all along this "full-day", 143-mile adventure loop.

Road Closures

Heading to the Smokies? Be sure to check out road and facility closures. For all the details on the Foothills Parkway and roadways thru the Great Smoky Mountains check out the NPS website and twitter.

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Tail of the Dragon Store

Find your swag for all the great roads including Smoky Mountain Loop, Foothills Parkway, Cherohala Skwyay, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 

FEATURED BUSINESSES

129 Dragon Shine & Helmets

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson ~ Maryville TN

H & H Towing Recovery

Wolf Creek Motorsport Rental

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