Smoky Mountain Wildlife

Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountain Range

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most awe inspiring mountain ranges in the United States. Comprised of 16 different mountains with high ridges, the Smoky Mountains are part of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain chains.

The mountains are home to 850 miles of hiking trails, winter ski slopes and streams favored for trout and fly fishing. Guests of The Park Vista hotel can take advantage of the many miles of dynamic hiking trails in the national park that surround the hotel. 


With Mt. LeConte and Sugarland Mountains in the south, Cove Mountain to the west, Big Ridge to the northeast and Grapeyard Ridge to the east, the Smoky Mountain range is an exciting and unblemished natural park. Gatlinburg, Tennessee's climate and old growth forest make the Great Smoky Mountains National Park an area wealthy with a diverse collection of plant and animal species. Foliage seekers and bird watchers can find beautiful scenery and excitement around every corner in the Smoky Mountains.

Whether it is an advanced hike to one of the mountain's peaks, an afternoon of fly fishing, rafting or a leisurely walk or bike ride on a nature path, our Smoky Mountain hotel is surrounded by endless outdoor adventure. 

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