Ready to see the Smokies from new heights? Want an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the United States? Gatlinburg is ready for you! Newly opened May 17, 2019, the SkyBridge – the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America – is a unique and exciting experience and a great way to enjoy the spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains! The new Gatlinburg suspension bridge is a must see!
How do I get there?
Open since 1954, the iconic Gatlinburg SkyLift, red and yellow against the blue-greens of the mountains, will take you on a relaxing and scenic ride up to the brand new SkyBridge and SkylLift Park in Gatlinburg. You’ll travel 500 feet vertically to Crockett Mountain’s peak, where you’ll be greeted with views you won’t soon forget. And don’t worry – your ride isn’t actually from the time of poodle skirts and the Jive; the comfortable 3-seater chairlifts were built in 2018.
What’s at the top?
Your Gatlinburg SkyLift ride ends at the new SkyDeck, where words and pictures just can’t do the real-life views justice. The SkyDeck is a large viewing deck with outdoor seating spaces and, of course, fantastic views. You can also grab a bite to eat at the new café, sit down for a drink at the bar, or do some shopping at the gift shop.
Of course, you can’t miss the newest and most exciting addition: the SkyBridge! North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge runs 680 feet over the valley, truly taking you on a sky-high adventure! It reaches 140 feet high in the middle, and it even has a section of glass floor panels so you can see what’s below you. The 5-foot-wide walking path will take you to some truly unbelievable views of Gatlinburg – and don’t forget to snap a pic!
Where should I stay?
At Cabins for YOU, we have 300+ cabins to choose from, with everything from 1-2 bedroom romantic getaways to spacious large group lodges for reunions and retreats! And amenities include big screen TVs and Blu-ray players, game tables, king-size beds, fully equipped kitchens and dining rooms, comfortable living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, awesome mountain views, outdoor hot tubs, private indoor pools, and so much more! Just browse by amenity, location, or size to find the perfect fit. Or you can use our Options for YOU tool, which lets you tell us what’s most important to you while the vacation specialists do all the work!
Other Top Gatlinburg Attractions
Ready for more fun? There’s plenty more to do in Gatlinburg. Check out:
- Ober Gatlinburg – skiing, playground, outdoor maze, indoor ice skating, shopping, and more!
- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
- Gatlinburg Space Needle
- Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
- Gatlin’s – laser tag, bumper cars, gem mining, arcade games