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Smoky Mountain Sunrise

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Smoky Mountain Sunrise

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    Every Wednesday, Starting 9/7 & Ending 10/26
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    Separate Ticket

*This is a separatly ticketed event that must be purchased online in advance. Ticket sales will be cut off each Monday prior to the sunrise event that week.  Tickets can be purchased here*

Autumn is the most breathtaking time to be in the Great Smoky Mountains and at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park we are giving you the opportunity to get VIP access to see the sunrise from the best view in Gatlinburg and get early access to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. 

Starting on September 7th, ticket holders for the sunrise event will be able to board the SkyLift before dawn and enjoy live music on the SkyDeck before watching a memorable sunrise over the Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg below.  In addition, sunrise ticket holders can enjoy live muisc, complimentary breakfast, one cup of coffee for free, and a branded mug you can take home as a souvenir. Smoky Mountain Sunrise ticket holders will be available to a limited number of guests on Wednesdays starting on 9/7 and ending on 10/26.  Guests will have access to the SkyLift, SkyCenter, SkyBridge and SkyDeck, and the all-new SkyTrail and Tulip Tower.  This is a prime spot for photography, proposals, and it is THE best spot in Gatlinburg to watch the Sunrise. 

Smoky Mountain Sunrise is only available to a limited number of guests and tickets can only be purchased online. Tickets are valid for the entire day you choose to visit, so you may leave and re-enter the SkyLift Park as many times your heart desires during operating hours that day.

Sunrise dates and hours: 

*Please note loading the SkyLift will happen at least 55 minutes before the sunrise times listed below:  

  • 9/7- Sunrise:  7:10 am
  • 9/14- Sunrise:  7:15 am
  • 9/21- Sunrise:  7:21 am
  • 9/28- Sunrise:  7:26 am 
  • 10/5- Sunrise:  7:32 am
  • 10/12- Sunrise:  7:38 am
  • 10/19- Sunrise:  7:44 am
  • 10/26- Sunrise:  7:50 am

*Cancellation Policy:

All sales are final.  This ticket grants early access to the SkyLift Park and is weather dependent. In the event severe weather prohibits us from offering the sunrise session, the purchaser can contact the SkyLift Park with any questions or concerns.