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Great Smoky Mountains ATV/UTV Adventure w/ALCOM

Scenic sunset view of the Great Smoky Mountains showing layered trees, fog, green mountains and a red sunset sky

Winter doesn't last forever, and before long, it will be side by side season again in most of the USA! Let's head for the Great Smoky Mountains with a fully loaded aluminum ATV trailer from ALCOM. Spanning the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, the Smokies got their name from the fog that blankets the range's 187,000 acres of old-growth forest. Nearby, find attractions like Dollywood, Gatlinburg, the Grand Ole Opry, and more. Explore everything the Smokies have to offer and get your toys and gear there in a lightweight, rugged ALCOM aluminum ATV or side by side trailer

Open ATV & UTV Trailers 

Save weight and your budget with an open side by side trailer. Add as many tie-downs as you need, and you're ready to hitch on. ALCOM makes it easy to load and unload with trailer side panels that convert into ramps.

Fit more machines on the wide open 88" deck UTV trailer with a marine plywood deck, or choose the 83" wide trailer with angled side rails to give you extra anchor options with more usable space. ALCOM's tough and nimble open side by side trailers are built tough and water-resistant for years of happy hauling. 

Enclosed UTV & ATV Trailers 

Looking for a bigger trailer with some enclosed cargo space? ALCOM has enclosed aluminum motorcycle/ATV trailers to meet your needs. Check out the Pinnacle UTV trailer for the ultimate toy hauler, or choose a cargo trailer and customize it to your exact specs. Get tie-downs, wall and floor tracks, cabinets, lights and so much more. You could even DIY a camper setup inside your trailer for the ultimate on-the-go vacation! 

Still unsure which trailer you need? Check out our ATV trailer buying guide and reach out to your local dealer to talk about your options. Once you have the ideal aluminum UTV trailer parked in your driveway, you're ready to load up and head for the Smokies! 

About the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park in the USA, with more than 11 million visitors every year. It's also one of the only national parks that allows ATVs and side by sides within its borders, on trails like the Cades Cove Loop Road

Where will you stay? In Tennessee, check out Pigeon Forge's outlet malls and nearby activities, like ziplining or a trip to Dollywood. Just down the road, only five minutes from the national park's border, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has something for everyone, and every kind of lodging you could want, from camping to condo rentals and themed resorts. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sign

Pick a home base on the North Carolina side of the park in the Asheville area, and you can add Pisgah National Forest to your trip, plus enjoy the exciting downtown, architecture, food and culture of Asheville. This charming city is only an hour from the eastern edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

When you're ready to put some miles under your tires and feel the wind in your face, head out and hop on your ATV.  Don't forget to bring your insurance, proof of registration, and any other important documents. In Tennessee, it's not required to wear a helmet while you ride, but it's always the safest pick. And in North Carolina, everyone is required to have eye protection and a DOT-approved helmet to go off-roading. 

Off-Roading Around the Smokies

Choose your lodging based on where you want to ride, or your trails based on where you'd like to stay -- either way, you can find ATV excursions around the Smokies in every direction.

Inside the national park, check out the Cades Cove Loop Road. This scenic route is open to multiple types of traffic, including cars, ATVs/UTVs, and bicycles (vehicle-free access to the road occurs on a scheduled basis; don't forget to check current details before you go!). As you travel the scenic loop road, take time to stop and explore historic buildings and sites. You might see a black bear, wild turkey, deer or even a coyote on your trek around the loop, so don't forget your camera.   

Two ATV riders on a dirt trail through a forest

Venturing outside of the national park, check out the Windrock Park trail system, a little northwest of Knoxville. Get your permits at their General Store, grab a trail map, and unload your aluminum UTV trailer to explore this 73,000-acre playground with 300 miles of trails. There's a campground, too, if you're bringing your aluminum home away from home! A little further north, Brimstone Recreation also offers camping and hundreds of miles of off-road trails for every ability level. 

Heading northeast from the Smokies instead? In the northeast corner of Tennessee, Doe Mountain Recreation Area in Mountain City offers daily off-roading, with day and annual passes available. From there, haul your aluminum ATV trailer into North Carolina! The Brown Mountain OHV Trail System is open from April 1 to January 1, and offers the only chance to ride off-road vehicles in Pisgah National Forest. Heading south, near Bryson City, NC, find the 28-mile Wayehutta OHV Trail System stretching over old trail beds and logging roads.

Hitch On & Head Out

Wherever your Great Smoky Mountains adventure takes you, hauling your side by sides, ATVs, or dirtbikes and camping gear in an ALCOM aluminum ATV trailer is the ideal way to get your goods where you need to go. 

Choose an open ATV trailer with convertible front and rear panels that turn into ramps for lighter hauling behind a midsize truck or SUV. Opt for an enclosed UTV trailer with a spring-assisted rear ramp for easy loading and extra cargo space for your luggage if you have extra payload on your tow vehicle. Your local ALCOM dealer is standing by to help you find the ideal aluminum ATV trailer for your Great Smoky Mountains national park off-roading adventure!  


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