While researching events for my upcoming motorcycle trip, I found myself surprised that a major part of day 3's route is closed! If I had not known this prior, Day 3 would have been a disaster!!
Either way, now I know that US 441 had a landslide earlier this year. Which allowed me to change Day 2's hotel stay and Day 3's route. The good news here is that I've increased mileage for Day 3 and we get to stay at the venerable Buckberry Creek Lodge for our third time! I foresee another drunken walk down the hill to the creek!!
If you are taking US 441 in the near future - please note the following road status:
Newfound Gap Road Landslide Closure• Newfound Gap Road (US-441) between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC is closed to through traffic due to a landslide near mile marker 22 on the North Carolina side of the park. Access to Newfound Gap from the Gatlinburg Entrance is open to all vehicles. Watch for ice and snow on the roadway. Access to Collins Creek is permitted from the Cherokee entrance in North Carolina. The road is expected to reopen to through traffic in mid-May.
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