Driving Skyline Drive

 Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day. You can enter Shenandoah at only four places:


Swift Run Gap Entrance Station at Rt. 33

25 mins South of Fox Creek Lodge


Thornton Gap Entrance Station at Rt. 211

30 mins Northeast of Fox Creek Lodge


Front Royal Entrance Station near Rt. 66 and 340

45 mins Northeast of Fox Creek Lodge


Rockfish Gap Entrance Station at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). 

1 hour South of Fox Creek Lodge


 Inclement weather may necessitate closure of Skyline Drive at any time. Please call the park's recorded information line: (540) 999-3500, 1, 1 for the most current Skyline Drive status.