Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour
DEPARTS Pigeon Forge, TN
The Best Smoky Mountain Attraction
- Open-air Jeeps: Be driven in a customized, open-air Pink Jeep®
- Mile-High Views: See endless views over the Great Smoky Mountains from nearly a mile high at Newfound Gap
- Interpretive Walk: Be guided on a short interpretive walk along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River
- 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 are local experts, with extensive safety-training
Children must be 2 years. Ages 2 to 12 yrs qualify for child pricing.
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, open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler from our convenient Pigeon Forge, TN location. You’ll learn the history of the towns we pass along the way and be guided along a short interpretive walk along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River.
As we ascend 3,000 feet on paved roads, we'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 the highlight of our trip. It allowed both my husband and I to admire the beautiful mountains without having to focus on the road at all
The tour was AMAZING. Our house Matt was hands down the best we could have asked for. He had TERRIBLE dad jokes and one liners and kept us all laughing the whole way. He took us to a location on our way up and we were able to see bears within 20 feet of the Jeep! He listened and delivered to the things we wanted to do and we will absolutely be back soon! 5 STARS
We enjoyed the tour. It was nice not having to drive to the different locations since we are not familiar with the area.
Our tour guide was funny, friendly, and had answers to our most obscure questions about the park. The tour was full of places and things to see but wasn’t rushed allowing for relaxation. The off-roading experience was thrilling and definitely overall a tour to take again.
Everything was a expected and then some
Awesome. Loved Tanner : Fun, knowledgeable and very considerate of my 82 year old mother.
Loved all the views and history of the area that Stella shared with us
Great, entertaining and informative.
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