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Head for the Skyline in the Smokies

It’s always fun to see the Smokies up close, whether it be by foot, car, horse, llama, etc. But what if you could see the mountains from a higher perspective? Not by plane, but a way that you could almost reach out and touch the treetops?

CLIMB Works Canopy in Gatlinburg gives you a birds-eye view of what makes the Smokies unique. CLIMB stands for Challenge, Learn, Inspire, Master, Believe. They say life is a challenge, but who says challenges are bad?

Canopy tours are the name of the game at CLIMB
Works. Started in the 1980’s in Costa Rica, canopy tours offered scientists and
researchers the opportunity to study the top half of the trees – basically zip
lines way up high. The tour begins with a four-wheeler trip to the launch
point. Your feet won’t hit the ground again for another 2 ½ hours! You zip over
ravines, streams, and fields, all with incredible views of the Smokies. There
are 13 different adventures through the trees, including 9 different zip lines
and 3 canopy sky bridges. You’ll walk and fly above the ground in a way you
probably have never done before. Don’t worry about zipping in the rain – they
say customers actually enjoyed it (they provide ponchos and goggles).


Zip lines are one of the newer attractions in Sevier
County and are quickly becoming one of the more popular ones. Almost anyone can ride one and they provide a
view unlike most. Try CLIMB Works Canopy and see if you agree that getting
above it all in the Smokies makes your vacation memorable.