Images courtesy of the Sky Lift
If you’re looking for breathtaking, panoramic views of Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding Smoky Mountains, opt for the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. One of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg, the Sky Lift offers an uplifted excursion for the whole family.
The Sky Lift takes passengers 1,800 feet high atop Crockett Mountain, which many people call Gatlinburg’s #1 scenic overlook. From the ride up and the top you can see downtown Gatlinburg’s attractions – maybe you can even see your cabin!
image courtesy of GSMNP
One of the great delights for visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the abundance of beautiful waterfalls. Usually it takes at least a mild hike to see them, but Meigs Falls is a waterfall you can see from the road.
Meigs Falls lies along a great scenic drive in its own right, Little River Road between Gatlinburg and Townsend. Many people know this road as their way to Cades Cove, but they may well have missed the falls, which is tucked away across the river and hard to spot. (more…)
All the moisture in the air from evaporation and precipitation makes the Smoky Mountains a temperate rain forest, and gives us the mist that mixes the light of the sun in wonderful ways. (more…)
A nice picture of Rainbow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, during a hike last year. The water falls 80 feet and makes rainbows on sunny days. The hike is moderate to difficult, about 2.6 miles from the trailhead. The trail continues another 4 miles to the summit of Mount Le Conte. Check the Park web site for more details. (more…)
Andrews Bald is a short, moderate hike from Clingmans Dome, and it’s a great place with a fantastic view. Balds are high-elevation grassy meadows. Most of the trail is shaded, but here’s an open part of the trail, followed by a taste of the view, in a couple of pictures shot by Kelseah Lawson. (more…)