Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park Swift Run Gap Entrance
Swift Run Gap Entrance - Harrisonburg, Elkton US Route 33
Ride the sky and relax. Skyline Drive, a designated National Scenic Byway, covering 105 miles of meandering roadway with 75 breathtaking overlooks along the crest of the mountains. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah’s past, or just relax in the wonder of wilderness. Your Gateway to Virginia Adventure.
Skyline Drive Current Road Conditions
540-999-3500 (option 1)
You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day. Thornton Gap Entrance Station (Mile 31.5) is accessible via U.S. 211 east of Luray. RVs, camping trailers, and horse trailers are welcome, but be prepared to shift into low gear. Also, be sure you will clear Marys Rock Tunnel (just south of Thornton Gap entrance from Route 211) at 12’8”.