The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is located at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which can be found at 765 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Look for the yellow display swing in front of the ticket window, and the iconic yellow lift chairs going up the mountain!
The SkyLift Park is open every day of the year, weather and maintenance permitting, with the exception of December 25th. The SkyLift Park ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can visit as many times as you would like to until we close (see Hours of Operations). The views during day and nighttime are completely different, so we recommend you visit in the morning to see the beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains, and at night to see the silhouette of the mountains and the illuminating lights of downtown Gatlinburg below. Also, to beat the crowds, arrive early before the 9am opening!
Yes. The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is part of the SkyLift Park attraction, so the only way to access the top of the mountain (where the SkyBridge, SkyDeck, and SkyCenter are located) is to ride the yellow SkyLift chairs to the top of the mountain. Once on top of the mountain, guests must walk up stair steps to get to the gateway of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge.
There is no additional cost to walk the Gatlinburg SkyBridge once you have purchased your all day access ticket for the SkyLift Park. Online tickets can be purchased here
Online tickets can be purchased here. If you purchase tickets online two or more days in advance, you will qualify for additional savings! Also, buying your ticket online allows you to bypass the ticket window line and go straight to the SkyLift Park greeter in front of the ticket window who will direct you to where you will redeem your ticket.
After purchasing online tickets, an email will be sent confirming you order. Shortly after, you will receive a second email containing a QR code. You can either print the QR code, OR bring your phone with the QR code to the SkyLift Park. Upon arrival, look for the SkyLift Park greeter who will direct you to the designated window for online ticket redemption. The sales agent will scan your code and then present you with your all day access ticket to the SkyLift Park.
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.
Strollers 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.
If there is snow in the area, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park wil remain open. However, if the temperature is below freezing and ice is on the SkyBridge, the bridge itself will remain closed until staff can thaw out the SkyBridge. Once the bridge is safe for guests to walk on, we will allow customer access on the SkyBridge.
To protect the safety of the animal and its owner, pets and service animals are not allowed on the SkyLift. Our policy is supported by industry and federal regulations and is based on legitimate safety requirements that are necessary for safe operation of the facility. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
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 without the prior written authorization form from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.
The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park staff can accommodate disabled individuals on the SkyLift, SkyDeck, and the lower level of the SkyCenter. However, the SkyBridge is not wheelchair accessible. Please see ourAccessibility 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.
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park does not offer designated parking, however, adjacent to our location are three parking lots that offer competitively priced hourly and daily rates. Metered parking is also available nearby on River Road.
Smoking is prohibited at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.
Discounts available at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ticket window are military/veteran/disabled veteran, senior rates, local rates, and group rates. Discounts available online are senior rates and discounts for those who purchase their online tickets 2 or more days in advance before their selected arrival date.
Buy tickets online two or more days in advance of your arrival date to save!