sm500v8 (12/30/2020) is the new version of this route - available below or at the Smokey Mountains 500 Facebook page. The difference is 4 route changes, a special camping site, and an optional leg. If you have an older GPS, you may need to filter the trackpoints before they will load in your device. The SM1000 route has it's own thread on ADVrider and a new version of the gpx file (SM1000v5). SM1000 thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/smokey-mountains-1000.1233049/ 3 days in the Smokeys - backroads and dirt roads - motorcycle camping Ironhorse Lodge CG - to Cherohala Mountain Trails CG - Two Wheels of Suches CG - Ironhorse Lodge CG (or start where you want) Each leg ~160 miles - route is ~50% dirt Gas available intervals: Starting from the Ironhorse - going counterclockwise: Ironhorse Gas to US 129 Gas - 18.6 miles US 129 Gas to Tellico Gas (0ff route) 81.3 mi (alt gas - ~8 miles from waypoint 121 to Tellico Plains) US129 Gas to End of Yellow route - 129 miles Tellico Gas to River Gas 28.6 mi River Gas to Ducktown 26.8 mi Ducktown to Cohutta Gas 54.0 mi Cohutta Gas to Ellijay Gas 10.6 mi Ellijay Gas to Suches Gas 41.0 mi Suches Gas to Hiwassee Gas 52.0 mi Hiwassee Gas to Dillard Gas 33.4 mi Dillard Gas to Andrews Gas 58.5 miles Please send me your feedback, pictures, and/or ride reports. mid-route to gas (88 miles vs 129 miles) Yellow section includes Witt Rd. Two of the 4 creek crossings can be challenging. Hundreds of people have made it through. You should try it. Red section - includes High Tower Rd, Charly's Creek Rd, Talualah River crossing. This si the best section on the SM500. There is a hill, some 2-tracker roads, some lowlands, and the river. This section is much easier since the road was repaired in 2015. Green section - the north end of Old Bucktown Rd is the rockiest part of the ride. It is only hard if you add speed. It is mostly just bumpy. Smokey Mountains 500 maps!! These are screen captures of the map starting at the Ironhorse (yel 1) and going counter clockwise (yellow - green - red). You can save them to your computer and print them, save them to you phone or tablet and view them as you travel, or order them from Smugmug as photographs. https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-pkWbKd Note: Riders are having trouble downloading with internet Explorer 11. The file downloadeds as attachment.php. You can rename the file changing .php to .gpx, and the file will open with mapping software or Google Earth. I used Google Chrome to download and do not have to rename the file. Mozilla Firefox works too.