Imagine yourself on a platform high above the trees in a remote setting of the Smokies, with a gorgeous panoramic view of the mountain backdrop all around you. This time, you aren’t reaching for your camera to take a photo. Instead, you turn around and see the ‘thumbs-up’ from your friend, and feel your adrenaline rush as you leap from the platform letting only the taut zip line catch you and zips you to the next platform while the treetops whiz by you in a blur below.
This is just one of many thrilling experiences that can be had in the amazing Smoky Mountains – a little thrill seeking is a great way to make a memory when you are away from home. Here are just a few ideas for other adventures you can find while visiting the Smoky Mountains:
Bluff Mountain Adventures ATV Rides
Strap on your helmet and hold on tight, this trip through the Smoky Mountains will be like no other you’ve experienced! Ride your way through 6,000 acres of dense forest, steep hills, rocky terrain, and crystal-clear streams. Offering 4 trails that accommodate everyone from beginners to advanced, you’ll be sure to find a trail that fits your needs. Want to bring the entire family? No problem! Bluff Mountain Adventures offers side by sides and other vehicles that can seat up to 4 people. Don’t miss out on this unique thrill ride through the mountains.
Rafting in the Smokies
If you share an enthusiasm for rafting, friendly guides will navigate you through a whitewater expedition containing class III and IV rapids. After your adventure is complete on the Upper Pigeon River, you can explore Family Adventure Island, with something for everyone in the family. For those seeking a little less adventure, float trips are offered as well which are great for the whole family. The average visit time is 4 hours so be sure to plan ahead.
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the ride! The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States featuring over 1 mile of track. Take in the scenery while you slowly trek uphill through the foothills of the mountains, anticipation building as you near the top. Once you crest the top of the mountainside, push the handles forward and let the coaster guide you through the forest at nearly 30 mph slowing for nothing, not even the hairpin turns. It is truly a unique thrill ride that won’t disappoint!