One of the most exciting ways to explore the Great Smoky Mountains is on the back of an ATV! If you are not familiar with an all-terrain vehicle, this is a vehicle with a straddle seating position and handlebar steering that has the ability to maneuver through a variety of terrain. Combine the thrill of driving an ATV with the beauty of the Smokies, you’ll have the ultimate vacation experience! Here are the top 3 destinations where you can experience ATV rides in Pigeon Forge:
1. Bluff Mountain Adventures
One of the top destinations to experience ATV rides in Pigeon Forge is Bluff Mountain Adventures, which offers guided ATV trail rides on 6,000 acres of Smoky Mountain trails that explore the foothills of East Tennessee! There are several ride types available. Including the 1 hour Family Introductory Ride, 1.5 hour Ridge Run and the 2 hour Custom Trail Ride. The Family Introductory Ride is perfect for families with kids. Moreover, children only have to be 12 years old and at least 57 inches tall to operate their own ATV. Note that kids can also ride along as a passenger on the other ATV routes. The tour guides at Bluff Mountain Adventures have years of industry experience and are dedicated to providing a fun and safe excursion!
2. Jayell Ranch
Another fantastic place to go ATV riding in the Pigeon Forge area is at the Jayell Ranch, which is situated just off of Veterans Parkway near Dollywood. Your 9 mile ATV excursion travels through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for an unforgettable 1 hour experience! Your well trained guided will accompany you on your journey. The exciting, wooded trails are filled with mud, so prepare for a mud-slingin’ good time! You can purchase tickets just for the ATV ride or add it to any other attraction at the Jayell Ranch for a discounted price. Other attractions include zipline tours, horseback riding and off-road go karts.
3. Big Rock Dude Ranch
The Big Rock Dude Ranch is the premier destination for outdoor adventures in the Smokies, including horseback riding, fishing, gem mining and guided ATV rides in Pigeon Forge! The ATV rides at the Big Rock Dude Ranch are 30 minutes. During them, you will travel through some of the most stunning mountain areas in the region! The trip starts at the base of the mountain near the ranch and goes through creeks and other unique terrain. Everyone must drive their own ATV, so you must be at least 16 years old or have a permit to drive to participate in the activity.
Where to Stay
Stay close to all of the exciting ATV action with a vacation at the Grand Smokies Resort Lodge! Our affordable Pigeon Forge hotel features a variety of comfortable rooms! They each are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, a television and more! While staying with us, enjoy all types of wonderful amenities including a game room, an outdoor swimming pool and an awesome indoor pool complex. There’s even a double loop waterslide!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain hotel rooms today to plan your vacation and stay just minutes from these fun ATV rides in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Grand Smokies Resort Lodge!