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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we have answers.

  • The Gatlinburg SkyLift is recommending the use of facial coverings in high traffic areas and we ask guests to be mindful of others space and social distance wherever possible. 

    The Gatlinburg SkyLift park is keeping up to date with guidelines issued by the CDC as well as the Tennessee Department of Health. 

  • The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is located at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which can be found at 765 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738.  Look for the the iconic yellow lift chairs going up the mountain! 

  • After buying your SkyLift Park ticket at the base of the SkyLift, you'll ride the lift up the mountain to the SkyDeck, SkyCenter, and the Gatlinburg SkyBridge.  For individuals who may have challenges walking up stairs, please note: after unloading out of the SkyLift chair, there are approximately 60 stair steps leading up to the SkyBridge's gateway.      

  • The Gatlinburg SkyTrail is a 0.6 of a mile roundtrip hiking trail connecting both ends of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge.  The SkyTrail consists of 3 sections: 1.) The Elevated Boardwalk, 2.) The Tulip Tower, and 3.) The Path. 

    The SkyTrail is open for day and nighttime use, with the exception of the Tulip Tower, which is only accessible during the daytime hours of the operation. 

    To learn more about the Gatlinburg SkyTrail, click here.    

  • The only way to access the top of the mountain (where the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is located) is to buy an admission ticket at the SkyLift Park ticket window and then ride the yellow SkyLift chair to the top of the mountain.   

  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park visitors can park in the SkyBridge Parking lot located at 510 River Road Gatlinburg TN 37738.

    For more information on SkyBridge Parking, please click here.

  • Once you have redeemed your admission ticket at the SkyLift Park ticket window, you will have all-day access up and back down the mountain, weather permitting, until the park closes at night.  You will have access to the SkyLift, SkyDeck, SkyTrail, SkyCenter, and the Gatlinburg SkyBridge once you have your admission ticket.

      In addition, if you purchase/redeem your admission tickets after 8pm, you will receive SkyLift Park access the very next day until closing time.  Please note:  There is no online or re-entry queuing line, so all return visitors must go through the ticket-purchasing line to have their re-entry granted.  Guests who return the next day with their post 8pm wristband must have it on their wrist in order to be permitted back on the SkyLift.    

  • Yes.  You can purchase tickets online and use them any day you visit.

  • We can fit up to three individuals in each chair, but guests are welcome to ride one or two per chair if preferred.  There is no need to stress, as our operators will make sure you get in the chair comfortably.  

  • Individuals who are pregnant are able to enjoy the SkyLift Park experience without any restrictions.  This includes the SkyLift, SkyDeck, SkyCenter, and SkyBridge.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 865-436-4307 OR email info@gatlinburgskylift.com

  • All individuals (regardlress of height, weight, or age) are permitted in the SkyLift yellow chairs and on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge.  However, we do recommend that infants ride in a baby harness/wrap attached to the parent.  It is also recommended that children be accompanied by an adult throughout the entirety of the visit.  Ages 3 and under are free at the SkyLift Park.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 865-436-4307 OR email info@gatlinburgskylift.com   

  • For the safety of the individual(s), strollers and other wheeled devices are not permitted at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.  We recommend that infants and toddlers ride in the lap of their parent during the SkyLift ride.  We also recommend that infants remain in a purpose designed child-carrying device.  

  • Dogs are free of charge and welcome at the SkyLift Park.  Please visit our dog policy below before visiting with your four-legged friends. (Dogs are the only pets that are permitted at the SkyLift Park)

     *Please Note:  the only way to access the top of the mountain with your dog is via the yellow SkyLift chairs*

    • Dog must be leashed at all times.
    •  Owner must securely hold their dog while riding the SkyLift. 
    • Owner is responsible for:  Leashing their dog.  Riding with and holding their dog.  Picking up their dog's waste and cleaning up after their dog.  Providing water for their dog.  Controlling their dog. 
    • Owner must always accompany their dog. 
    • Owner must ensure that their dog does not bark excessively. 
    • Owner must make sure that their dog does not lick or jump on other visiting guests.
    • Owner and their dog must respect the space of other visitors, human and dogs alike.   
    • Owner is responsible for the behavior of their dog at all times while visiting the SkyLift Park.

    If you are unable or unwilling to follow the policies listed above, we ask that you would not visit the SkyLift Park with your dog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@gatlinburgskylift.com or call 865-436-4307.  

  • Due to safety and privacy concerns, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park prohibits the operation of all unmanned aerial systems, including drones, of on or above park property.  

  • The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park staff can accommodate disabled individuals on the SkyLift, SkyDeck, lower level of the SkyCenter, and the elevated boardwalk portion of the SkyTrail.  However, the SkyBridge is not wheelchair accessiblePlease see our Accessibility page for details. 

  • Operations at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park are weather permitting.  If there is only light rain in the area, operations will continue.  If there is heavy precipitation, high winds, thunder, or lightening in the area, SkyLift Park ticket sales will stop until the system has moved out of the area and management feels it is safe to resume operations.  Also, if there is snow in the area, operatons will continue unless there is ice build-up on the SkyBridge.  If there is ice, we will halt operations until the ice thaws out on the bridge.   

  • Smoking is prohibited at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

  • For questions related to souvenir photos or any other purchased items from the SkyCenter building, please call 865-325-1336 or email SkyCenter Management

  • Discounts available at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ticket window are military/veteran/disabled veteran, first responder (police, firefighter, ems/emt), senior rates, local rates, and group rates.  For more information about discounts, please call 865-436-4307 OR email info@gatlinburgskylift.com