Looking for an amazing view of downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains? Look no further than the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, one of the most breathtaking attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Most visitors to Gatlinburg love the Sky Lift. The Sky Lift gets you above the hustle and bustle of the crowds and lets you see the real beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and the quaint mountain city of Gatlinburg.
On a clear Smoky Mountain day you can see as far as your eyes will let you. They Gatlinburg Sky Lift leaves the main drag in downtown and gently glides you over the Little Pigeon River and continues slowly climbing and swinging to the overlook above, which stands at an elevation of 1,800 feet. This exhilarating ride to the mountain’s top is certainly Gatlinburg’s number one scenic overlook. The Sky Lift is one attraction you do not want to miss on your next visit to the Smokies.
At the top of the lift there is a 4,000 square foot gift shop, picnic area and snack shop to enjoy before descending back to downtown. While at the top of the mountain enjoy the sights of Gatlinburg through the naked eye or with binoculars located on the overlook platform. Spectacular views of the lush forests and majestic mountains are enjoyed from atop since the area is surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will even get your picture taken as you reach the top of the lift with the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountain scenery in the background. You can purchase this souvenir photo at the gift shop. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is definitely the best seat in Gatlinburg.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift, just like historic downtown Gatlinburg, is a family tradition for many that visit the area every year and the Sky Lift itself is a 50-year tradition, built from a lift purchased from the Sugar Bowl Ski Area in California in 1953 for $3,000. Millions of visitors have boarded the Gatlinburg Sky Lift at the downtown station to enjoy the unforgettable seasonal views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
It doesn’t matter if you take a ride on the Sky Lift during the day or at night because you’re still going to get the most amazing views of the Smokies. From seeing all the sights and colors to glittering lights and silhouetted mountain tops, the view never disappoints. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the Smoky Mountains from an eagle eye view. You and your family will never forget the ride you take to the top of the mountain on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift.
April – May 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June – August 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
September – October 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
November – March As Posted
Children (3 – 11) $9.75
* Group rates available for 15 or more persons traveling as an organized group – available when booking a group.
For more information about the Gatlinburg Sky Lift Click Here or call them at 865-436-4307.