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Fall leaf color on the Newfound Gap Road

Fall leaf color on the Newfound Gap Road

Colorful Fall foliage along the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Smoky Mountain Autumn leaves

Smoky Mountain Autumn leaves

Brilliant Autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Towstring area of the Newfound Gap Road.

Newfound Gap Road Fall Foliage in 1989

Newfound Gap Road Fall Foliage in 1989

Newfound Gap Road Fall Foliage in the Great Smoky mountains National Park in 1989

Newfound Gap Road Fall Foliage 27

Newfound Gap Road Fall Foliage 27

Newfound Gap Road with Fall Foliage 27 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park 026

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park  can be experienced up close and personal on the nearly 900 miles of trails or one can pause at one of the many overlooks on the Newfound Gap Road and take it all in broad swaths of park!

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Oconaluftee River Valley Autumn Leaves

Oconaluftee River Valley with Autumn Leaves Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Oconaluftee River Valley with fall color and Autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from an overlook on the Newfound Gap Road.

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Campbell Overlook Great Smoky Mountains

The Campbell Overlook along the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a visible forecast of weather in the high elevations.

The Newfound Gap Road in Autumn

The Newfound Gap Road in Autumn

Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains

A drive from one end to the other on the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Autumn has been likened to traveling from North Carolina to Maine and back to Tennessee.

The changes in exposure, elevation, temperature and vegetation offer a first-hand look at the mystery and grandeur of these mountains. Climbing to the Gap and back down again in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Autumn can literally take your breath away! Continue reading

Newfound Gap Road Washout 2013

Newfound Gap Road Washout

This apparent valley is the result of a washout on the Newfound Gap Road in 2013. Although this natural occurrence caused the road to be closed for several months the resulting opening offers a brand new view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Fall Foliage along the Newfound Gap Road

If you want to see Fall Foliage along the Newfound Gap Road plan your trip between the second week of October through the first week of November.

Elevation is the key, with the higher regions peaking early and the lower valleys peaking last.

Of course, Mother Nature is prone to changing her mind at any time. Early freezes, heavy rains, dry weather, and the amount of sunlight can affect the Fall show, so the longer you stay on your visit the better chance you will have of finding good fall foliage along the Newfound Gap Road

Spectacular Autumn Leaves along Newfound Gap Road

Autumn Leaves along Newfound Gap Road