Department of Transportation.
Travel the Cherohala Skyway and enjoy panoramic vistas as you wind through the Southern Appalachian high country. Spectacular mountain views of Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests stretch out before you. Spot an impressive variety of flora and fauna from a series of pull-offs. Picnic spots and short trails enhance your visit.
Getting to the Byway:
###From Asheville, NC to Cherohala Skyway### * Follow US 74 west for approximately 70 miles, and then turn north onto US 129. * Take US 129 to Robbinsville, NC. * Merge onto NC-143. Follow NC-143 for 12 miles to the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway at Santeetlah Gap.
Navigating the Byway:
The Cherohala Skyway's route in North Carolina is a simple one. Take NC 143 west from Stanteetlah Gap (northwest of Robbinsville, NC) through the Nantahala National Forest to the NC-TN border.