Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Gatlinburg as the fall foliage creates a spectacular display in the Smokies! While you can see the gorgeous fall colors virtually anywhere throughout town, there are a few things that you can do for a truly stunning view! Here are the top 4 ways to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Gatlinburg:
One of the best ways to view the fall colors in Gatlinburg is from a bird’s eye view on top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle! This 407 foot tall observation tower provides 360 degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. After riding one of the glass elevators to the observation deck, step outside for the breathtaking panoramic view. The Gatlinburg Space Needle even features free viewfinders where you can get an up close look at the fall foliage! While at the top of the tower, be sure to check out the Higher Learning exhibits that are rich in facts and history about Gatlinburg and the Smokies.
If you want a truly unique way to experience the fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains, ride the scenic Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain! This fixed grip transportation system is unlike any other ski lift style attraction in the United States as it features both 104 quad chairs with safety bars AND 8 gondola cabins! After choosing how you want to ride, enjoy the scenic ride up 600 feet to the top of Anakeesta Mountain where you will find yourself at the entrance to Firefly Village. This whimsical village features various shops, restaurants and activities, as well as numerous overlooks to see the beauty of the Smokies!
When it comes to up-close views of the fall foliage, there is nothing better than an autumn hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! There are more than 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smokies for all skill levels, so you can easily find the perfect hike for you! Some of the best fall hikes in the park include Rocky Top, Andrews Bald, Porters Creek Trail, Sugarland Mountain Trail and the Little River Trail. As with any hike through the national park, bring along plenty of water and layers of clothing as the temperatures can vary widely throughout the day!
A fantastic way to enjoy the fall colors in Gatlinburg is from the cabins at Top Cabin Rentals! All of our cabins feature private decks where you can step out to admire the amazing fall colors and enjoy the fresh mountain air. If it is chilly outside, kick back in your bubbling hot tub as you are surrounded by the marvelous scenery of the Smoky Mountains! While staying with us, you can also take advantage of all types of excellent amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, cable television and more!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your vacation to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you this autumn at Top Cabin Rentals!