Gearing up to do some autumn leaf chasing and thinking about where to go? There's no better place on earth than the Great Smoky Mountains! Located just minutes from us here at the Ramada Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains turn into a breathtaking backdrop of deep reds, oranges, and yellows as the season changes and the spruce, firs, and maple trees that caress the mountains paint a dazzling landscape. Let us be your tour guides for the best fall foliage spots this side of the Smokies.
Already, you'll see that the tops of the mountains have begun to change. This is because higher elevations are exposed to cooler temperatures and are the first to go yellow. Take a drive to Clingman's Dome for an excellent view of the brilliant colors of the changing mountain range. At the 6,643-foot high summit, you'll find an observation tower that offers brilliant views like no other. It's the tallest point all of Tennessee. You'll also catch the beautiful red berry clusters growing along the Mountain Ashes.
Another great drive is the Blue Ridge Parkway – affectionately named "America's Favorite Drive". This sprawling highway offers 469 miles of uninterrupted nature where you're sure to spot plenty of breathtaking foliage along the way.
There is always so much beauty to be seen in the Great Smoky Mountains, but fall is a particularly special time down here. Thankfully, since the Ramada is so close, you'll get to get a glimpse again and again during your stay here!