Let the naturalists at Cataloochee Valley Tours take you on a guided Eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains — Cataloochee Valley! Travel back in time to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will be transported in comfort over the rugged, winding mountain road once called the Cataloochee Turnpike. Cataloochee Valley is steeped in history, laced with abundant wildflowers and rich with wildlife including elk, white-tailed deer, black bears, butterflies and many species of birds like cedar waxwings, indigo buntings, wild turkeys and ruffed grouse. Cataloochee Valley is one of those special places that is not easy to get to, but hard to forget. If you want to venture there, go with Cataloochee Valley Tours.