View Full Version : Roan Mountain Maintenance

04-22-2010, 00:27
So, apparently Roan Mountain access from the cloudland parking lot is closed before June 6th and after July 7th. Is there another access point nearby? I'd really like to start around Roan Mountain (headed south to Hot Springs, NC for a 13 day hike).


04-22-2010, 01:06
Carver's Gap will still be open.

04-22-2010, 14:20
Thanks dmax! If I start at Carver's Gap and head south, will I still get to see the highlights of the Roan Mountain area?

04-22-2010, 14:31
No, you will need to start from 19E. You can pack a vehicle at Mountain Harbor. Its about 1/4 of a mile from the trail.

04-22-2010, 14:32
The nicest part of that area in my opinion are the balds to the north of the carver's gap parking lot.

Tennessee Viking
04-22-2010, 15:37
Start at 19E. It is only one more day. You will see the Humps, Roaring Fork valley, Grassy Ridge, and the top balds.

04-24-2010, 16:58
Thanks all! I guess I was under the impression that 19E is the area that will be closed before June 6th. So 19E is not "cloudland parking lot?" Pardon my ignorance... I really appreciate everyone's input!

04-24-2010, 19:32
Cloudland parking lot is at the top of Roan Mtn that is fee access. the road at Carvers Gap is a state maintained road open year round (except for extreme winter weather) as is 19E at Elk Park.

04-24-2010, 21:28
fabulous! Thank you! :banana