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Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Ride this historic chairlift to a lookout point that offers spectacular panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg’s townscape.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift is a 1950s chairlift that transports you from downtown Gatlinburg to a lookout point at the summit of Crockett Mountain. From an elevation of 1,800 feet (549 meters) you can enjoy picnics while taking in the views of the Smoky Mountains and the pretty town below.

After purchasing a ticket, take a seat on the chairlift; chairs accommodate two adults or one adult and two small children. You’ll then begin the slow ascent to the top of Crockett Mountain, passing above a lush forest, which is particularly beautiful with colorful fall foliage. Have your camera ready to take pictures of the surrounding mountains, Little Pigeon River and Mysterious Mansion, one of Gatlinburg’s oldest houses and reputedly the town’s most haunted.

At the top of the mountain you are free to explore the large lookout area, surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For a small fee you can use binoculars to get a close-up view of the mountains’ natural beauty. Bring your own food and eat at one of the picnic tables or purchase drinks and snacks from the gift shop. Inside the shop you can also buy a souvenir photo that was taken of you on your ride up to the lookout platform.

The ride back down is equally impressive as you watch the town draw nearer. Ride the chairlift after sunset to experience a town of sparkling lights and silhouetted peaks.

Located right in the downtown area, the Gatlinburg Sky Lift is close to many of the town’s major attractions. Gatlinburg Space Needle and the Hollywood Star Cars Museum are both less than a five-minute walk away. Gatlinburg’s paid trolley line stops close to the chairlift’s entrance and there are paid car parks nearby.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift is open daily, including public holidays, with varying hours depending on conditions. Consider an evening trip looking over the lights of the city for a lovely end to a day of fun in Gatlinburg.

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Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
4 out of 5
539 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $119 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Anakeesta and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Gatlinburg ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,977 reviews)

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Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $119 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

This family-friendly Gatlinburg hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Herbert Holt Park and Cooter's Place. Anakeesta and Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze are also within ...

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
2.5 out of 5
421 Reagan Lane, Gatlinburg, TN
The price is $46 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gatlinburg Ziplines, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,063 reviews)

"The location is excellent, staff was kind, clean rooms, parking was cramped. They did find parking for us but it was cramped. Not bad, but not great? They came through with finding a space for us."…"

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gatlinburg, TN
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5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 10, 2020

Go early and then you have all day rides.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

This was awesome and having the ability to go in and out was great. We were able to see the area during the day and returned to see it in lights at night. If you put in Sky Bridge in your GPS, you will drive up the mountain, which you can do so, parking for the Sky Lift is in downtown Gatlinburg. However, I did learn a new skill in my new Jeep, that wasn't on the itinerary. :)

5/5 - Excellent

Linda

Jan 5, 2020

Tickets are good all day, so stand in line early!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 7, 2019

When going to Gatlinburg take the Tram in the morning before it gets to busy and you dont have to worry about parking. Beautiful views of the mountains and many activites at Ober for families also.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

Thought it was open to the public (free) and actually over the city. Really just a tourist gimmick.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

Book online for discounts. Check hotel for discounts coupons

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