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Newfound Gap Overlook

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park


This overlook and mountain pass is a must-see in the park. Here you can look out on the majestic Smoky Mountains and see what makes this area so beautiful. In the fall this overlook is a feast for the eyes with brilliant, kaleidoscopic reds, yellows, and oranges nearly everywhere you look. Be sure to add this one to your list!

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Newfound Gap Overlook is in the fall when the rolling mountains display their magnificent autumn colors. Sunset or sunrise gives you the best light for a beautiful view (and picture!).

Things to Note

This is a popular overlook right off of the road and may not have parking available at times. Make sure to safely pull your car off the road and watch for oncoming cars.

Newfound Gap | Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains Film

This film is the culmination of two weeks exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We chose Great Smoky Mountains as our second ever park film because of it’s extraordinary display of fall colors, it’s incredibly diverse wildlife population, and it’s prominence as the most visited national park in the country. This film was shot entirely in 4K UHD.


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Jim Pattiz

Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks. Filmmaker, Conservationist, Public Lands Enthusiast

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