A woman ziplining in Gatlinburg, part of our special combo package

The Best of Both Worlds: Gatlinburg White Water Rafting and Ziplining Combo

White water rafting and ziplining are two of the most exciting activities for vacationers to enjoy when visiting Gatlinburg. Rather than choosing one activity over the other, why not try both? The Gatlinburg White Water Rafting and Ziplining Combo Package from Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers the best of both worlds! Here is everything you need to know about this awesome combo deal: Continue reading

Young women smiling before white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains

6 Mental Health Benefits of White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers exciting white water rafting trips through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. In addition to the fun and excitement, there are actually a number of mental health benefits to taking one of our rafting trips! Here are six reasons your brain will thank you for white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

Stunning view of downtown Gatlinburg, TN one of the top small cities in America

Gatlinburg Named One of the Top 10 Small Cities to Visit in America

Gatlinburg, Tennessee was recently named one of the top ten small cities to visit in America by Bustle.com! For a population of just 4,000, our Smoky Mountain city has an amazing number of attractions and activities to enjoy, with everything from ziplining to white water rafting on the Pigeon River. Here are just some of the reasons why Gatlinburg made Bustle’s collection of 10 Small Cities to Visit in 2015 That Should Absolutely Be on Your Travel Bucket List: Continue reading

Happy family white water rafting in Gatlinburg

5 Reasons Family White Water Rafting in Gatlinburg is the Ultimate Vacation Adventure

Want to add some adventure to your family getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains? A white water rafting trip at Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the perfect way to kick your vacation into high gear! Here are five reasons family white water rafting in Gatlinburg is a can’t-miss addition to any retreat in East Tennessee: Continue reading

Excited people rafting on the Pigeon River in Tennessee

Pigeon River Ranked #3 Among Top Whitewater Rafting Rivers in the U.S.

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Pigeon River is one of the top whitewater rafting rivers in the country! Recently released data from the America Outdoors Association shows that the Pigeon River was the third most visited rafting destination in 2013. Final numbers for the 2014 rafting season will be available in the spring of 2015. Continue reading