The Polar Festival is coming up Feb 4th starting at 10am! Polar run and Plunge and Chilly Chili Cook off! Dont miss out!                                                                                                                                            Mardi Grad in the Mountains is coming up Feb 18th at Good Times! Come celebrate New Orleans style with Ron Short and the Possum Playboys starting at 7pm!                                                                                                                                                        Join us this Winter in Big Stone Gap for breathtaking scenery, great food, amazing music, and shopping! Give us a try, you won’t regret visiting our Winter Wonderland!                                                                                                                                                                           A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

POWELL VALLEY SCENIC OVERLOOK

POWELL VALLEY SCENIC OVERLOOK INFORMATION

Location:

US 23 N, Big Stone Gap, VA 24273

Phone Number:

(276) 523-2303

Description:

Powell Valley is a picturesque location, with an overlook accessible from the Northbound lanes of U.S. Route 23. A number of homes, farms, and a church are located in the valley below the overlook.

The valley begins between Powell Mountain and Little Stone Mountain where the waters of the Powell River flow down from the rugged mountains of western Wise County. The immense exposed rock face where Stone Mountain and Powell Mountain come together near Grindstone Ridge to the southeast from the overlook, yields a striking visual change in altitude. Within only 0.8 mile the vertical elevation changes by 2,000 feet ( 610 meters ) across the northern face of the Grindstone Ridge Dome of the High Knob Massif, to mark one of the greatest short-distance vertical elevation changes in the southern Appalachians ( the greatest found west of the Blue Ridge in Virginia ).

The valley follows the Powell River west towards the Tennessee border.

Majestic Powell Valley is part of the High Knob Landform, lying literally amid its heart and eroded core, and is a true geologic wonder.

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