Clingmans Dome

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Clingmans Dome,

mountain, Tenn.: see Great Smoky MountainsGreat Smoky Mountains,
part of the Appalachian system, on the N.C.–Tenn. border; highest range E of the Mississippi and one of the oldest uplands on earth. The mountains are named for the smokelike haze that envelops them.
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The road crosses Newfound Gap, 5,048 feet, and leads to a seven-mile road to the highest peak in the Smokies, Clingmans Dome, 6,643 feet, reached via a half-mile hike from a parking area.
Clingmans Dome Road: a seven-mile spur off Newfound Gap Road that follows the crest of the mountains.
In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the unplowed road to Clingmans Dome (7 miles) offers a route that climbs to the highest point in the park.