Newfound Gap Road by Gary L   Suddath

Newfound Gap Road is the portion of US 441 that runs through the Great Smoky Mountain NP. Going between Gatlinburg in Tennessee and Cherokee in NC. It is named for the gap going across the mountain that was found around the late 1800’s. Since it was new they called it New Gap, it had also been called Right Hand Gap….They are 2 tunnels and a 360 degree loop along the road. It mostly follows the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River on the Tn side. They are many pull offs with spectacular views. Hiking trails and fishing offer a more outdoor experience along the way. The Appalachian Trail cross it around Newfound Gap….This view here is just across the mountain from Newfound Gap. It is from the Ocanaluftee Valley Overlook…..They are also picnic areas on either side of the mountain, and historic building on the NC side. The reason you are not charged for visiting the Smokies is because of this road. It was a main road between Tennessee and North Carolina at one time. Part of acquiring the land for the park rested on there not being a charge to cross between the states.


  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    gorgeous autumn shot ! !

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 6 years ago

    ooo pretty shot

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestover 6 years ago

    Gary, this is lovely. Such rich colors. Like your composition and descriptive comments too.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Beautiful fall colors…letting you know that winter is just around the corner! Great Photography!

  • Sherri Hamilton
    Sherri Hamiltonover 6 years ago

    You hit this at the perfect time……….. what beauty.

  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsover 6 years ago


  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    Perfect composition and just gorgeous

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 6 years ago

    Gary … this is stunning!!!!!! Such rich color and perfect clarity!!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 6 years ago

    … I hope you’ve entered it in the country roads group??

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 6 years ago

    Awesome colors and work Gary

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