UTV Excursions in the Smoky Mountains

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UTV Excursions in the Smoky Mountains

Looking to spice up your next Smoky Mountains vacation? Why not embark on an exhilarating UTV adventure! Rent an UTV for the day and explore the rugged trails winding through the mountains. Discover majestic off-roading areas, chase breathtaking waterfalls and create unforgettable memories that will give your group plenty to talk about.

Check out our list of top trails to explore and recommended vendors for renting your ATV adventure!

1. Cades Cove Loop Road is a picturesque 11-mile loop that's a must-visit for UTV enthusiasts. Discover historic homesteads, verdant meadows and dense forests as you journey along this iconic trail. Please note that Wednesdays from early May to late September are designated as car-free days along the Cades Cove loop. Explore more of Cades Cove Here.

2. Buffalo Mountain Trail #29 stands as the sole designated ATV trail within Cherokee National Forest, in northeast Tennessee between Johnson City and Erwin. Spanning 12 miles, this linear trail offers a moderate to difficult terrain, making it unsuitable for beginners. Open to two-way traffic and bicycle use, access to the trail requires a fee of $5.00.

If you choose to bring your own UTV, you might need to venture beyond the Smoky Mountains area, as most rental companies maintain trails that are either private or shared among them, not accessible to the general public. We highly recommend renting from and supporting a local establishment. Doing so ensures that you'll receive guidance on available trails and amenities. Plus, you can opt for a guided tour if you prefer, enhancing your overall experience.

1. Smoky Mountain Adventures: Located in Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Adventures offers a wide selection of ATV rentals for riders of all experience levels. Their knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect UTV for your adventure.

 2. Bluff Mountain Adventures: With guided tours and self-guided rides available, Bluff Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge is a popular choice for UTV rentals in the Smoky Mountains. Explore scenic trails and rugged terrain under the guidance of experienced tour guides.

3. Mountain Life UTV Rentals:
For those seeking a more leisurely off-road experience, Mountain Life UTV Rentals in Townsend provides side-by-side rentals for exploring the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Cruise along scenic trails and soak in the breathtaking views.

With UTVs being street legal, the possibilities for adventure are endless! Whether you're cruising along the parkway, soaking in the scenic views, or embarking on an off-road exploration through the mountains, there's no shortage of excitement to be had. Share your UTV Adventures with us and tag us on your favorite social channels, Instagram or Facebook.