Watch the Sunrise Over the Smokies From Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Visitors can board the SkyLift before dawn for a limited time.

Gatlinburg SkyBridge Sunrise
Photo: Gatlinburg Sky Lift

You haven't experienced the true beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains until you've witnessed a sunrise over Gatlinburg.

This fall, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is inviting guests to observe the most magical time of day with the Smoky Mountain Sunrise event. On Wednesdays through October 26, 2022, VIP ticket holders will be able to board the SkyLift before dawn, enjoy live music on the SkyDeck, and have a complimentary breakfast and coffee before watching a sunrise over the Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg.

"There's no more beautiful time in the Smokies than Fall, and we want to provide a new and enhanced opportunity for visitors to enjoy the unsurpassed views from the SkyLiftPark and SkyBridge" Randy Watson, general manager, said in a 2021 news release.

This is a separately ticketed event that must be purchased online in advance. Ticket sales will be cut off each Monday prior to the sunrise event that week. Ticket prices for adults are $60, $42 for children, and $51 for seniors. Those tickets are valid for the entire day and can be used to enter other parts of the park, including the SkyBridge, SkyDeck, SkyTrail, and Tulip Tower.

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