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Limited Travel In The National Park?

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on January 21, 2015

Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a scenic outing no matter what time of year you travel here. But winter especially can be a tricky time of year for getting around the park. One day the weather will be cold and nasty, with ice, sleet or snow, and the next day, it can be sunny, with temps in the 60s.

Because of nature's fickle nature, though, travel through the national park can be limited due to road conditions. Main thoroughfares like Newfound Gap Road and Little River Road are sometimes shut down for days at a time, and even when they're open, some of the smaller side roads might be closed to traffic.

One way to keep up with the latest information on road closures is to visit the National Park Service website page dedicated to temporary road and facility closures: That page will give you an up-to-date status as to which roads are closed (if any) as well as current weather conditions.

Another, possibly easier, way for you to keep up, especially for those of you who are plugged in to social media, is to follow Smokies Road Info on Twitter. That way, you can always be up to speed at a glance when it comes to where you can travel in the park.

The good news is that we're already seeing signs of spring, which means it won't be long before we're back on our full schedule here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. So if your warm-weather travels bring you to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, zipline action awaits you here at our convenient Pigeon Forge outpost. We hope to see you soon!


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