|My DrivesTrack your favorite scenic drives by selecting those which you want to take and those that you have taken. Using your free account, simply sign in and select My Drives.|
One of the oldest mountains in the world, containing quartz created over a billion years ago, Grandfather Mountain was once taller than Mt. Everest, now diminished by erosion. You can drive to Grandfather Mountain by taking US-221 west and winding your way up. There is a fee to enter Grandfather Mountain that the not-for-profit corporation uses to preserve the mountain. Don’t miss the engineering masterpiece, the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Built in 1952, the accessible 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80 foot chasm offering breathtaking panoramic views. Environmental habitats and aquarium-like viewing allow visitors to see otters, bear, cougars, deer and other species up close. Explore trails, experience a naturalist program and treat yourself to something sweet at the Fudge Shop.
Get directions from your start address to the beginning of and including this scenic drive. Choose either an alternate ending or same as start.
Have more destinations? Use our free Road Trip Planner to completely plan your adventure. Click the “Add to Road Trip” above to start planning your next road trip.
Send this link to your phone. Standard text messaging rates apply.() -