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Blue ridge mountains & skyline drive

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Blue ridge mountains & skyline drive


I am travelling to virginia in June, I plan to drive the skyline drive through SNP. My question does the skyline drive take you through any of the mountains or would I be better to drive some of the Blue Ridge parkway.

I am going to be based in Danville.

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1. Re: Blue ridge mountains & skyline drive

Skyline Drive is in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has lots of overlooks providing wonderful views. If you would like elevation and other details, a good reference is www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=16402.

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2. Re: Blue ridge mountains & skyline drive

Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are both parts of the same winding road which follows the crestline of the Blue Ridge mountain range, with continuous views on both sides into the valleys below, and many small car parks for pausing and scenic viewing. The northernmost 90 miles of the road, inside of Shenandoah National Park (between Waynesboro and Front Royal, Va.) are called Skyline Drive, and that stretch has two prominent official lodging and dining sites called "Skyland" and "Big Meadows". The famous "Appalachian Trail" hiking path also parallels Skyline Drive, crossing and re-crossing it. Some outstanding recommend tourist sites nearby include: Luray Caverns (in Luray) and Monticello (Charlottesville). The longer portion of the road from Waynesboro for hundreds of miles south into the state of North Carolina is called Blue Ridge Parkway.

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