Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour
DEPARTS Pigeon Forge, TN
The Best Smoky Mountain Attraction
- Heated Jeeps: Stay warm with friends and family in our enclosed jeeps
- Mile-High Views: See endless views over the Great Smoky Mountains from nearly a mile high at Newfound Gap
- Educational: Learn of the Smoky Mountains’ history, geology, flora and fauna from our certified tour guides
- Ecosystems: View and encounter ecosystem changes on the 3,000 ft climb to Newfound Gap
- Epic Photo Ops: Enjoy several stops near streams and lookouts for photographs to share
- End with a 4x4 Adventure: All of our Smoky Mountains tours end with an exciting off-road experience
- Certified, Local Tour Guides: Our Certified Interpretive Guides (CIG) are local experts, with extensive safety-training
Creating Memories Worth Repeating®
There’s a lot planned for you on your Smoky Mountains tour to Newfound Gap. Before your adrenaline-charged 4x4 off-road adventure, you'll depart in an iconic, heated Pink® Jeep® Wrangler from our convenient Pigeon Forge, TN location. From there, Sugarlands Visitor Center is your first stop. You’ll learn the history of the towns we pass along the way.
From Sugarlands Visitor Center, you'll ascend 3,000 feet on paved roads. You’ll pass through a diverse forest made up of a mix of trees and varied scents that mimic that of the boreal forests that form a ring just south of the Arctic Circle. Discover how the Smokies got their name, stop for amazing photo opportunities and hear about local geology and history.
Guided Tour of Newfound Gap
You’ll arrive at Newfound Gap, which is nearly one mile above sea level. You’ll see part of the mighty Appalachian Trail. Rockefeller Memorial is where U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt stood to dedicate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sept. 2, 1940. A short nature walk brings yet more discoveries.
But Newfound Gap’s main attraction is its stunning viewpoint. It stretches as far as your imagination no matter the season. April and May bring wildflowers. The summer brings rolling and layered green hues. The fall features vibrant autumn colors. And, the winter reveals the true scale of the Great Smoky Mountains after its leaves have fallen.
The return trip from Newfound Gap includes stops for more photos. You’ll see the streams that ultimately feed the Gulf of Mexico via the mighty Mississippi River.
Thrilling 4x4 Off-Road Experience
Your tour finishes with a hand-gripping, off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional tour guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains. After your thrilling 4x4 ride, you’ll be dropped off in time for your next planned activity, but not before filling your memory—and camera—with stories and pictures to share.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
We absolutely loved the tour and the guide. She treated our 9 year old daughter like her own. I cannot put into words how grateful we are for this. The guide even had a craft for out daughter to do for Thanksgiving memories. She was a great photographer as well. Fantastic Experience.
We had a great time!
We could not have asked for a better tour guide. She was absolutely amazing. She interacted with our 9 year old daughter as if she were her own child. She even had a small Thanksgiving themed craft for her to do, which she loved. The off road adventure was a blast. Honestly it was like our guide was hand picked for us. It was a pleasure to sit back and enjoy the scenery. I have been coming to the area since a child. We were able to learn and do things I have never done. Again, guide and tour was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend this tour. The Cooper’s.
Great.Pam was great .We had good fun . We were lucky to have her all to our self .
Very good educational
Tour was great. But I think it would be helpful to mention that sometimes, the tour may need to be modified depending on high traffic. If that had happened on our tour, I would have been very disappointed. Luckily, it did not, but our guide said that it did happen to one of her tours the previous day. I don't recall seeing any mention of the possibilities of that happening on the website. It would be nice if you gave the customer a heads up.
Great and as advertised
It was great.
Fantastic!!! If I was in the area longer I would have done more tours!