Yellow Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Photography Story

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Written by Jason Barnette
Posted on October 10, 2017

My long weekend in Pigeon Forge was over but I wasn’t about to leave Tennessee without a scenic drive first. I zipped through Gatlinburg and hopped on Newfound Gap Road through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What a beautiful scenic drive it was. In no time at all I was surrounded by vibrant yellow from popular and sugar maple trees. The vibrant fall colors contrasted with the dark evergreens making the scenery so much more beautiful. I took nearly four hours to drive twenty miles and I don’t regret it for even a minute. Take a look at the photos I captured below and leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite!

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Rushing water from a river beside the Chimney’s Picnic Area.

The rushing water was loud but it was still peaceful here.

This massive fallen tree in the middle of the river made an excellent photographic subject.

Yellow was everywhere along Newfound Gap Road.

The view from the Morton Overlook was beautiful.

The view of the long and winding Newfound Gap Road from the Newfound Gap Overlook. Along with some yellow.