Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8654364307
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids, Cable Car
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About Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Sky Lift opened in 1950’s. Step into the sky lift and photograph wild panoramic view of the Smoky Mountain. Glide with this chair lift soundlessly above the National Park and quaint town of Gatlinburg. This is one of the oldest attractions in the Smoky Mountain. Peer down through the clear floor and watch the spectacular views. Slide over the city, the mountains, the trees and flowers, and the Little Pigeon River.

Imagine yourself sailing slowly above the trees, up into the Smoky Mountains, as this chair lift transports you to an unparalleled view of the mountains and the town below. The Sky Lift has a vintage appearance and some may be hesitant to use this old car lift. However, the owners have invested very well in ensuring the safety of passengers. All working parts are checked regularly and inspected by supervisors. Thus this attraction has an impeccable safety record and welcomes guests of all ages.

Purchase your ticket and let the employees help you into the chair. For the elderly or disabled person, the lift will be put on hold for easy access to the chair. The steady and scenic ascent to the summit of Crocket Mountain begins. Bear Run, Mysterious Mansion, and downtown Gatlinburg will unfold underneath you. Employees are there to help you out of the chair lift at the top. Feel free to discover the beautiful area. Help yourself at the snack bar, and visit the souvenir shop. If you are carrying your own basket of food, sit at the picnic tables and enjoy. There are binoculars located on the overlook platform to enable you to see the lush forests. The area is surrounded on three sides by natural beauty.

At night you are treated to a changed Smoky Mountain thrill. Downtown Gatlinburg's glittering lights brighten this community and deliver unforgettable views. 

Gatlinburg Sky Lift Information

  • Carry your camera to take amazing shots.
  • The seating arrangement is 2 adults or one adult and 2 kids.
  • There is no weight limit or height limit.
  • Ride is smooth and very soothing.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift Ticket Prices

  • All-day Adult pass $16.50; Children: $9.75

Gatlinburg Sky Lift Opening and Closing Hours

  • November to March Call (865) 436-4307 for hours.

Restaurants Near Gatlinburg Sky Lift

  • Gigi's Cupcakes: American
  • Puckers Sports Bar & Grill: American Bar, Grill
  • Julians Pizza: Pizza
  • McDonald's: American hamburgers, fast food

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Things to Know Before Visiting Gatlinburg Sky Lift

  • 95% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Gatlinburg Sky Lift in their plan

  • 40.16% of people start their Gatlinburg Sky Lift visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

57.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gatlinburg Sky Lift

People normally club together Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway while planning their visit to Gatlinburg Sky Lift.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg Reviews

  • The sky lifts are so much fun!!! The view is beautiful as the lifts go up and down the mountain. It’s a fun thing to do if you’re visiting with family and kids. We were there around afternoon and we didn’t have to wait in line, which is very convenient. The people working there are super nice and friendly as well. Will definitely recommend this place.

  • During my family and I’s first visit to Gatlinburg from Texas we had passed by the Sky Lift a couple times while we were driving through town. Then my son and I decided we wanted to give it a try. It was a little pricey, but it looked like so much fun. You start off on the bottom of the hill and you get in your chairlift. It takes you on a smooth ride up Crockett Mountain and up to the observation deck at the top. There you can view the awesome scenery of the entire town. On the way down you can enjoy the views of the town, nature, the Great Smokey Mountains. I believe right now they are working on the deck on top Crockett Mountain, so you can get off at the moment. It slowly takes you around and back down. We had a really cool and relaxing time riding the Gatlinburg Sky Lift and I’m sure you will too.

  • I took my mother because she enjoys the ride. There wasn't much of a line and we got our tickets and onto the lift quickly. Both of us walk with canes, so, the operator was very accommodating. He stopped the lift so we could sit easily. He also stopped it at the end so we could get back off. The ride was smooth and comfortable. Gatlinburg suffered some fires a little more than a year ago and the lift was damaged. They refurbished it with new wider lift seats. Unfortunately, the building at the top was a total loss so they weren't allowing anyone off. The ride was non-stop round trip only. Amazing views all the way up and back. Definitely going to go again after the top building is rebuilt.

  • Awesome ride and perfect setting! It’s slow and not at all scary. You can get some great views of the beautiful city and the mountains. We went there in fall and the fall colours were a treat to our eyes! We also got some pictures because the ride was very safe. The wait time is very decent and ticketing is very quick.

  • This was great fun - and only $2 more for unlimited rides up and down. We really enjoyed the relaxing ride and the amazing view you get at the top. And the best part is that it loads right on the main street so you can hop off, get a snack, and hop right back on (if you bought the unlimited tickets!).

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