March 22, 2019
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Foothills Parkway “Missing Link” Open!

While it happened several months ago at the tail-end of 2018, we’d like to announce for anyone that missed it that the “Missing Link” of the Foothills parkway connecting Walland to Wears Valley is complete and open to the public! From WBIR: “The Foothills Parkway now has two finished sections at each end of the 72-mile corridor, the release said. On the western side, it goes on for 33 continuous miles from Chilhowee to Wears Valley, which is a new experience for motorists and cyclists. On the eastern side, the other section extends six miles from Cosby to I-40, with views of Mt. Cammerer, and was completed in 1968. It will be the first time the public can drive the road, all 16 miles of it, since construction started on the project in 1966, the release said. It’s now connected by a series of nine bridges.” You can read the […]
May 9, 2018
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Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals

Imagine a 4- Wheeling afternoon of fun in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Cades Cove, Little River Road, Wears Valley Road along with Bluff Mountain and Metcalf Bottoms are just some of the cool adventures that await just minutes from our rental office located in the Wears Valley Area of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 1725 Walden’s Creek Road, Ste 102 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-366-7083 865-366-7374
May 9, 2018
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Smoky Mountains Newfound Gap

The most popular drive through the park is Newfound Gap Road, which is 26 miles long and crosses the park to the southeast. It begins at Sugarlands which is at an elevation of 1,436 feet, it rises to more than 5,000 feet above sea level at Newfound Gap. The road descends down to 3,000 feet to Oconaluftee Visitors Center at the main entrance to the park from North Carolina. Oconaluftee Visitors Center is also a treasure trove of information and the adjacent Mountain Farm Museum will introduce the visitor to the rural heritage of the early settlers. Newfound Gap Road is a gradually unfolding botanical journey that spans the five vegetation zones a traveler would encounter if traveling the hundreds of miles to Maine. There are scenic overlooks along the way, roadside exhibits, and trailheads for the hikers. At Newfound Gap visitors can look for miles over waves of rolling […]
May 9, 2018
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Cades Cove and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Other motor trails exist for the “armchair” visitor. The most famous is the Cades Cove Loop, which is also a historical tour of those who settled in the valley. Northeast of Gatlinburg off Rte. 321 is the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail Loop which takes you up the western flank of Mt. LeConte. This paved, narrow, winding jewel of a road fords streams and cuts across a deep gorge. It is closed during the winter and at all times to buses, trailers, and RV’s. At the visitor centers you can also find out how to get to the various dirt roads that will take you further back into the mountains and off the beaten path. A trip to the Smoky Mountains is not complete with out a visit to Cades Cove and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Do it in a Jeep! Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals, Gatlinburg Jeep Rentals […]
May 9, 2018
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Experience Little River Road

Little River Road is practically a magical experience when in your Smoky Mountain Jeep Rental! From the Townsend “Wye” to the “Sinks” some of the more Quiet Side of the Smokies locations can be found on Little River Road. Near our office is Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the National Park which then leads you to Little River Road. Turn right and experience Townsend, Tennessee and Cades Cove, turn left and land in the Gatlinburg area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Laurel Falls The moderate 2.6 mile trail to Laurel Falls is one of the Park’s most traveled. The trail divides the waterfall in two. At the top, Laurel Branch bursts from a grove of rhododendron, or “laurel” as it was called by early settlers, and falls nearly 50 feet to collect in a pool perfect for soaking tired feet. The falls continues on from that pool for about […]