Park officials said they will reopen Cligmans Dome this weekend weather permitting.
The Great Smoky National Park Service said it will open the popular destination a little earlier than usual this year because of the mild winter.
In past years the road remained closed from December until March. Officials said winter weather could close the road at a later point in time. If snowy or icy conditions occur, crews won't plow or salt the road.
Visitors can get up to date information by checking with the park service.