Best Spots to Catch Sunsets on Blue Ridge Parkway

Best Blue Ridge Parkway Sunset Spots

The sight of the sun sinking into the horizon is one of nature’s more spectacular displays. If you want a great place to catch the sunset, look no further than Blue Ridge Parkway. This scenic byway is home to many overlooks and vistas. Where are the best Blue Ridge Parkway sunset spots? Read on to find out!

The 4 Best Blue Ridge Parkway Sunset Spots

Ravens Roost

Milepost 10.7

This spot is perfect for those who want to watch the sunset while getting a little exercise. The hike takes about 30 seconds to reach the rocky outcropping with a solitary tree. Once you’re there, you can enjoy one of the best views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

But don’t worry—you can also watch the sunset in your car! Make sure you’re here during June or July to feel this stunning spot’s full effect.

The Great Valley

Milepost 99.6

The Great Valley Overlook is one of the best spots to catch a sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s also a great place to stop—you can park your car and relax with friends and family.

Raven Rocks

Milepost 289.5 

The Raven Rocks Overlook offers one of the most outstanding sunset views. The parking lot is spacious and has a great rustic fence that makes an excellent photography subject.

If you’re planning a trip to this spot, we recommend visiting between March and September.

Devil’s Courthouse

Milepost 422.4

If you’re up for an adventure, the Devil’s Courthouse is the spot for you. This trail offers one of the most breathtaking sunsets on the parkway, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

The trail begins on a paved path with a steep climb up to the rocky outcropping at Devil’s Courthouse. It is a workout to get there. But it’ll be worth it when you get your first glimpse of the stunning view!

The best time to visit Devil’s Courthouse is any time of year!

Found the perfect spot for your next sunset adventure?

These are just some of the best Blue Ridge Parkway sunset spots. There are many scenic locations along this road. Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and catch some sunset views!

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