Mild climates and the stunning display of vibrantly hued fall foliage inspire trips to the East Tennessee year after year. Here are five of the best places to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Visitors on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail can view the beautifully colored trees from the comfort of a car, or they can park and hike to see the picturesque Grotto Falls.
2. Appalachian Trail in the The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Appalachian Trail which extends for miles within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park belongs to the National Scenic Trail System. Hiking the trail is an ideal way to view the warm golds and fiery reds throughout the Smoky Mountains forests.
3. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Why see sections of a Gatlinburg Great Smoky Mountains forest when one can see it all? The Gatlinburg Sky Lift gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the crimson colored tree tops while ascending the 1,800 foot Crockett Mountain. Visit the official Gatlinburg Sky Lift website for more information: http://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/
4. Cades Cove
Cades Cove is one of the most popular places to view autumn’s beautiful bounty and can be toured by car, bicycle or on foot. Visitors should enjoy the beauty of the leaves and look up into the treetops because they might catch a glimpse of a black bear enjoying a different bounty from nature.
Alpine Mountain Chalets is close to all of the best places to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains! To learn more about our Gatlinburg cabins, give our vacation specialists a call at 888-783-0977.