If you’re visiting Gatlinburg this year, one place that you don’t want to miss out on experiencing is the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. It’s a bucket-list attraction that includes the iconic Gatlinburg SkyLift, a walk across the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and some of the most spectacular views in town! Here are 4 reasons that you don’t want to miss out on a trip to the top of Crockett Mountain!
If you’re a thrill-seeker, then chances are good that you’ve probably already heard about the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. The 680 feet long suspension bridge opened in 2019 and has been a hit with the crowds since opening day. Hovering above Gatlinburg, its highest point is 140 feet high and includes glass panels beneath those seeking a thrill or to conquer their fear of heights.
One of the best ways to calm your nerves as you cross over the SkyBridge is to take a moment to focus on the beautiful panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to soak up the view from the SkyDeck, SkyCenter and on the SkyLift as you ride back down the mountain. Your ticket is good for the entire day so if you visit in the morning during your stay with us, be sure to take a trip back up in the evening hours and the soft light and colors spread across the mountain ridges during the final hours of the day.
A visit to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is much more than just a ride to the top of a mountain and a walk across an amazing bridge, it’s a full experience. Once you’re at the top, you can walk the bridge as many times as you want, purchase your photo from the SkyLift, grab a snack and relax. Comfortable chairs and fire pits await guests that want to spend time taking in the views or to just simply embrace the day. The SkyCenter is the perfect spot to escape the heat on a summer day and enjoy an ice cream or pizza for lunch. Once you’re finished up, take a family photo by the waterfall on the SkyDeck and explore a bit. After all, you have all day.
Special Occasions and Events
After opening in 2019, it didn’t take the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park very long at all to become one of the top spots for special occasions and events throughout the year. There have been countless proposals on the SkyBridge, a wedding from time to time, New Years Eve celebrations, a fantastic 4th of July event and much more. If you’re heading to town, be sure to check for any events that they’re having during your time here in Gatlinburg.
If you stay with us during your time in the Smokies you’ll find that the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is just down the road, so there’s really not a reason to skip checking it out!
Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is in the perfect location to give you easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the best attractions in the Smokies. All of Our Guest Rooms have a private balcony overlooking the river, a fireplace, microwave, mini-fridge, free wifi, a large flatscreen television, and much more! We offer Ticket Discounts to area attractions and if you have a flexible schedule, signing up for Our Current Specials is an excellent way to save money on your stay with us! We hope to see you soon!