Gatlinburg SkyPark

Gatlinburg is a scenic, fun, and family-friendly town that serves as a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The town is filled with attractions, shops, and restaurants for all ages. Beyond all of the fun things to do, the people of Gatlinburg show their quaint southern charm that will make you feel right at home. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a vacation getaway, Gatlinburg is The destination for you and your family.


Can I purchase tickets online?

Yes, you can purchase our online ticket- the SkyPass. The SkyPass is the only online ticket option for visit unlimited entry until closing time, weather permitting. In addition, with the SkyPass, you can skip the ticket line and go directly to the SkyLift loading area for entry and re-entry! If you buy the SkyPass at least 3 days in advance of your selected arrival date, you will save money

Where is the Gatlinburg SkyBridge located?

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

How do I get to the Gatlinburg SkyBridge?

After buying your SkyPark 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.

What is the SkyTrail & Tulip Tower?

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. The Tulip Tower is a four-level tower offering interactive signage and unmatched views of the record-breaking SkyBridge

Can I drive to the Gatlinburg SkyBridge?

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

Is parking available at the Gatlinburg SkyPark?

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

What is included in the cost of admission?

Guests can select either the Single Visit Ticket OR the SkyPass Ticket. To learn more about these ticket options.

Once you have redeemed your admission ticket at the SkyPark ticket window, you will have access up to the mountain, weather permitting. 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 SkyPark access the very next day until closing time. 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. (the 8pm benefit applies to guests who purchased the SkyPass. This does not apply to guests with the Single Visit Ticket.

Are there any group rates offered at the SkyPark?

Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations.

Are there any restrictions for pregnant individuals?

Individuals who are pregnant are able to enjoy the SkyPark experience without any restrictions. This includes the SkyLift, SkyDeck, SkyCenter, and SkyBridge.

Are there any height, weight, or age requirements?

All individuals (regardless of height, weight, or age) are permitted in the SkyLift yellow chairs and on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. There is no set weight limit for the yellow SkyLift chairs, but we can load no more than 3 individuals in one chair at a time. For infants, we recommend the parent wear their child in a harness/wrap throughout the duration of their visit. 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 SkyPark.

Are strollers permitted at the Gatlinburg SkyPark?

For the safety of the individual(s), strollers and other wheeled devices are not permitted at the Gatlinburg SkyPark. 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.

Are Dogs permitted at the SkyPark?

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

If you are unable or unwilling to follow the policies listed above, we ask that you would not visit the SkyPark with your dog. 

Are drones permitted for photography at the Gatlinburg SkyPark?

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

Is Gatlinburg SkyPark wheelchair accessible?

The Gatlinburg SkyPark 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 accessible.

Does the SkyPark ever close for weather related reasons?

Operations at the Gatlinburg SkyPark 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, SkyPark 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.

Is smoking allowed at the Gatlinburg SkyPark?

Yes. Smoking is prohibited at the Gatlinburg SkyPark.

What if I have a question related to items purchased in the SkyCenter?

For questions related to souvenir photos or any other purchased items from the SkyCenter building

What discounts are available at the Gatlinburg SkyPark?

Discounts available at the Gatlinburg SkyPark ticket window are military/veteran/disabled veteran, first responder (police, firefighter, ems/emt, nurses), senior rates, local rates, and group rates.

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