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3 Breathtaking Attractions You Need to Experience at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

3 Breathtaking Attractions You Need to Experience at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

The great thing about staying at our Smoky Mountain campground is that we are just minutes away from some of the most popular destinations in the Smokies, including the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! This exciting park offers the opportunity to take your vacation to new heights with several attractions that provide stunning aerial views of downtown Gatlinburg and beyond! Here are 3 breathtaking attractions that you need to experience at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park:

1. Gatlinburg SkyLift

Gatlinburg SkyLiftThe original attraction that started the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is the Gatlinburg SkyLift itself, an iconic chairlift ride that transports guests from downtown Gatlinburg to the top of Crockett Mountain! This was the first four season scenic chairlift in the South when it opened in 1954, and today’s SkyLift features a comfortable, 3-seat chairlift that was built in 2017. After departing from the heart of town, you’ll travel 1,800 feet above sea-level to experience the most incredible views in Gatlinburg! Your admission ticket includes all day access to the SkyLift, so ride during the day to enjoy the mountain scenery and then again at night to see the sparkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg below!

2. SkyTrail

The newest attraction at the mountaintop attraction is the SkyTrail, a scenic walkway that connects both ends of the SkyBridge! This trail allows you to take a leisurely hike in the mountains and is just over one-third of a mile in length, making it an enjoyable walk for everyone in the family (even dogs!). The SkyTrail features several distinct sections, including an Elevated Boardwalk that runs along the hillside of the ravine that cuts under the SkyBridge. The Tulip Tower is a 70 foot tall steel observation tower set in the back of the ravine and is accessed by a pair of rope bridges. Finally, the Path is the non-boardwalk portion of the trail cut into the natural hillside, extending from the Tulip Tower across to the west end of the SkyBridge.

3. Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Gatlinburg SkyBridgeAnother one of the breathtaking attractions that you need to experience at the park is the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America! This jaw dropping bridge stretches almost 700 feet across a deep valley in a single span and reaches a height of 500 feet above Gatlinburg, providing phenomenal views that you won’t find anywhere else! If you think crossing the bridge will get your heart racing, just wait until you see the 30 feet of see-through glass flooring in the middle of the span! You are welcome to explore the bridge at your own pace and take as many photos as you want!

About Our Campground

Stay just minutes away from the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park with a stay at our beautiful Smoky Mountain campground! We offer a spectacular setting along the banks of the Little Pigeon River, as well as wonderful amenities such as a playground, recreational equipment and the best swimming hole in the Smokies! Whether you prefer to camp out in a tent or park your RV, you’ll love camping with us under the stars!

Check out all of the information about our campground in the Smoky Mountains today to stay close to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and all of the other amazing attractions throughout Gatlinburg! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!