Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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

Gatlinburg Sky Lift - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Gatlinburg Sky Lift

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift Address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift Contact Number: +1-8654364307
  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift Price: 13 USD
  • Best time to visit Gatlinburg Sky Lift(preferred time): 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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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

  • 59.32% of people start their Gatlinburg Sky Lift visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

68.87% of people prefer walking in order to reach 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 Trips

Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg Reviews

  • As of 8/18/18 they are still rebuilding the structure at the top of the lift that was damaged in the fire. Not sure when construction will be completed; until that time you can only ride to the top and ride back down, you are not allowed to get off of the lift at the summit. Still an absolutely breathtaking view of the mountains with a smooth ride and very courteous staff. You can also upgrade the base ticket price of one ride to unlimited for the day very reasonably. I highly recommend it!

  • Loved this lift. I would recommend doing this first when you get into Gatlinburg! It really gets you excited to be on vacation. It's very romantic and easily the best view on Gatlinburg. It has a nice steady pace and friendly operators.

  • This is a wonderful and normal ski lift ride. It is very relaxing. The view is just awesome. Prices are great and reasonable. The have a lot of seats on this ride, so there is not much queue here. I took this ride twice. This is the best ride in the area. Definitely try the night ride, as the view will be fantastic.

  • First ski lift me and my daughter rode while in Gatlinburg. Was enjoyable but they did not have the top complete yet. Other than that it was fun! We rode it like 8 times! Night time was of course the best.

  • The sky lift was great. Great view and it gives your feet a rest. The employees helping you on and off the lift were super friendly and helpful. BUT!! The elder woman at the window, not so much. Not sure if she was having a bad day? She was rude and really unfriendly....maybe someone took her favorite chair to sit in? ....

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