Cherohala Skyway

Address: Santeetlah Gap, TN 28771
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Cruise the Cherohala Skyway and treat yourself to sprawling views of the Great Smoky Mountains to the northeast and the Tennessee River Valley to the west. It is North Carolina's most expensive highway carrying a pricetag of $100,000,000. Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 15 miles in North Carolina and descending another 21 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name "Chero...hala". Your route will wind you through the picturesque Unaka Mountains and charm you with mountain overlooks, camping areas and numerous hiking trails. The view simply doesn't get any better than this.

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