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.
The tour was great, but the off-road adventure was AMAZING!!!!!!! This really made the trip for us! My 2-year-old daughter, 86-year-old grandmother, and 50-year-old mother LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We laughed in fear/thrill and excitement and wanted more!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful, relaxing and at the same time fun!
The tour was great! I liked hearing about the company and especially liked being able to see where the fires started.
We just stumbled upon Pink Jeep Tours and we are so glad we did!! The tour took us to several beautiful spots and we learned a lot about the history! Jasper, our guide, was fun and informative and you can tell she loves her job! I would take another Pink Jeep Tour
Tour was fantastic
The Pink Jeep Tour is the best tour I have ever been on. The store employees were super friendly. Our guide, Jeff, was very personable. He took pictures of us and made sure everyone was comfortable in the jeep.
This tour was phenomenal! We learned a lot. Our guide was a local resident so she knew a lot more than just the normal facts about the area. She was energetic and you could quickly tell she was genuinely passionate about not just doing her job but making sure we were enjoying our time while keeping us safe and informed as well.
Our tour guide Beth was incredible! Honestly, I have been on many tours in many different vacation locations and she was the best out of all of them. I felt like her friend when we were done. She was so warm and welcoming to our family it was incredible. We felt very fortunate to have her as our guide. She even kept our 7 year old daughter Willow engaged the entire time and talking about it still much later on our vacation. Now that is great service...
Very educational and informative