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Is Cherohala Skyway Open?

Is Cherohala Skyway Open?

The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center is open Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy your time on the Cherohala Skyway and come back regularly to visit.

How long does it take to ride the Cherohala Skyway?

two to three hours
Designated a National Scenic Byway shortly after it opened in 1996, the skyway is the costliest road in North Carolina. It took more than three decades and $100 million to build, but many say the views along the route are worth it. You can complete the drive in as little as two to three hours, but take your time.

How long is the Cherohala Parkway?

69.2 km
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Is the Cherohala Skyway a National Scenic Byway?

The Cherohala Skyway was opened and dedicated in 1996. The road has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The road cost over 100 million dollars to construct. The Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.

Who is the owner of the Cherohala Skyway?

The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center is a product of a grant from the National Scenic Byway program. The visitor center was opened in September 2003 and is owned by Monroe County, Tennessee. The gift shop in the visitor center is a “not-for-profit” gift shop.

Where to camp on the Cherohala Skyway in NC?

You’ll find a few basic hotels in the towns of Sweetwater, TN and Robbinsville, NC, but the best option is to camp at Indian Boundary Lake Recreation Area or rent a vacation home in or near Robbinsville, NC. This campground is located just two miles off the Cherohala Skyway and borders the Cherokee National Forest.

What to do at Cherohala Skyway in Robbinsville?

Just some of the things to do include: Exploring the scenic Cherohala Skyway with a good chance of seeing some snow accumulation. Driving the Tail of the Dragon with the road all to yourself (most winter days are still safe)