Newfound Gap

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  • Newfound Gap road closed for several days due to trees and a rockslide that were lying across it.
  • On clear days Newfound Gap offers arguably the most spectacular scenes accessible via highway in the park.
  • A leg of the trail connects the mountain with Newfound Gap, and provides the only access to the mountain in winter months.
  • Newfound Gap is approximately east of the trail terminus.
  • While the main road gradually shifted to the lower Newfound Gap, the Road Prong Trail still follows this ancient road.
  • Gatlinburg and Newfound Gap Road are visible through the treeline to the east.
  • The trailhead is located along the Appalachian Trail east of Newfound Gap.
  • Exposures of both rock formations can be seen along U.S. Route 441 between Newfound Gap and Cherokee.
  • The national park officially opened in 1934, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt presiding over the opening ceremony at Newfound Gap.
  • The Appalachian Trail between Newfound Gap and its Boulevard Trail junction is rather gentle, providing some peeks through the brush of the surrounding mountains.
  • Newfound Gap received more than of snow with drifts more than while Mount Mitchell measured over of snow with drifts to, Most of the northwestern part of the state received somewhere between an of snow.
  • The Jumpoff Trail is just a few feet beyond the Appalachian Trail and Boulevard Trail intersection, approximately three miles from Newfound Gap.
  • Even when valley roads are clear and there is little snow in Gatlinburg (and almost none in Cherokee), Newfound Gap may have far deeper snow, and will be closed for several hours after significant snowfall ends.
  • Mt. Pisgah, with access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, stands to the south and Newfound Gap to the north.
  • Additionally, being in a national park, Newfound Gap Road is only treated by snowplows and a gravel-sand mix, as no chemicals can be used for snow removal due to their harm to the environment.
  • Newfound Gap, about midway into the park, is home to the Rockefeller Memorial, from which Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the national park in 1940.
  • The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit from southwest to northeast, with Clingmans Dome nearly to the west and Newfound Gap just over to the east.
  • Mount Chapman is approximately from the nearest parking lot at the Cosby Campground and from Newfound Gap.
  • Located along the Appalachian Trail between Clingmans Dome and Newfound Gap, the mountain is a popular destination for thru-hikers.
  • The Appalachian Trail crosses the mountain's northern slope some four miles (6 km) east of Newfound Gap, allowing easy access to dayhikers and rock climbers.
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