Project Description

Cherohala Skyway

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The Cherohala Skyway runs from Robbinsville NC to Tellico Plains TN was completed in the fall of 1996 after planning and construction for some thirty-four years. It is North Carolina’s most expensive highway carrying a pricetag of $100,000,000.

Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 18 miles in North Carolina and descending another 23 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name “Chero…hala”.

The Skyway is becoming well known in motorcycling and sportscar circles for it’s long, sweeping corners, scenic views and cool summer breezes.

*There are no services on the Skyway.