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On this tour, we’ll take you from Asheville to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, along 90 of the most scenic miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here you’ll find breathtaking views of mountain ranges fading into the horizon, high-elevation peaks with sweeping panoramic vistas, and close-up views of waterfalls and lakes. You’ll get to walk through dense forests of evergreens, drive through hillsides on fire with color in the fall, and hang out on heath balds that blaze with pink and purple come spring.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Wander through a colorful tapestry of wildflowers and stunning vistas at Craggy Gardens, a high-elevation gem on the Parkway.
• Reach new heights at Mount Mitchell, the East Coast's highest peak, boasting sweeping panoramas and a rich alpine ecosystem.
• Marvel at engineering harmony with nature as you drive along Linn Cove Viaduct, a masterpiece hugging the contours of Grandfather Mountain.
• Witness the sheer power of nature at Linville Falls, where cascading waters carve through the landscape, offering a captivating spectacle.
• Immerse yourself in the artistic legacy of Moses H. Cone at this memorial park, where trails and crafts converge in the heart of the Blue Ridge.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Asheville, NC, just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and northeast of Blowing Rock, NC.
Time to complete: Full-day, 6-8+ hours
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The Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville is a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC to Blowing Rock, NC. It covers nearly 90 miles of “America’s favorite road trip.”
Fall is a wonderful time to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville and beyond. The foliage comes alive in hues of yellow, orange, and red making it a prime spot for leaf peeping!
Asheville is located near Mile Marker 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it a convenient point for those traveling the scenic highway to explore the city and its surroundings.
Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:
There is no fee to enter the parkway, but here are some budgeting tips for your trip:
The parkway is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Portions of the parkway may close to do inclement weather. Visit the NPS website in advance.
Please note, although the road is open visitor centers, attractions, and restaurants have varying hours of operation and seasonality. Learn more here.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
Yes, this tour can be done both south to north and north to south. The south to north route begins in Asheville, NC, just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. The north to south route begins North East of Blowing Rock, NC.
Yes, you can combine this tour with the Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour. The Blue Ridge Parkway South Tour has a starting point in Asheville, NC. If you take Asheville tour from North to South, you can pickup the South tour in Asheville where it leaves off.
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