Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Gatlinburg Tennessee - An aerial view of Gatlinburg Tennessee, USA, nesled in the valley of the Smoky Mountains.

An aerial view of Gatlinburg Tennessee, nestled in the valley of the Smoky Mountains.

Have a fabulous adventure with one of the absolute best views in Gatlinburg, atop the Smoky Mountains aboard the popular Gatlinburg Sky Lift.  This open-air chairlift ride to the top of the 1,800 foot overlook will provide your group with some of the absolute best views of the Smoky Mountains, this stop actually rated Gatlinburg’s number one scenic overlook. From the top you will see spectacular views of lush forests and majestic mountains, the lift surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This lift was first created in 1953, after a partnership between local Rel Maples and engineer Everett Kircher. This location was, at the time, a "funnel of tourists" and with only three years of operation had gained a following of over 100,000 guests per year!

The views from the top of the 1,200 foot vertical drop are truly amazing during the day, but if you come during the night they are even more unbelievable! See the gathering of dazzling lights in downtown Gatlinburg from the top of the mountain, the views being some of the most memorable views of the city you will get. Be sure to bring a jacket for the cool Tennessee night breeze, as well as binoculars and a camera for optimal viewing experiences. Your group will get a souvenir photo aboard the Sky Lift before you go, as well as the chance to visit the Gift Shop or purchase frozen drinks, snacks, or ice cream for the ride! This is truly an unforgettable opportunity you aren’t going to want to miss while visiting Gatlinburg!

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