I used to live in Boone when I went to ASU and a good ride is up to the Firetower. Drive downtown Boone and from W King street take Water st to Junaluska rd. Follow Junaluska rd for a bit until you get to Firetower rd and make a left onto Firetower. This road is paved and then turns to dirt and winds up a good ways to the actual firetower. The views there are amazing and worth watching a sunset there. The road was fine for any 4x4 years back and I doubt it is worse today. Its been 10 years since I went up there though. There are or were more intense trails off of the Firetower Rd on the way up but at the time were not for stock 4x4s. Let me know if you go up there it would be good to see pics now since I live in Denver now.
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