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Gatlinburg SkyBridge A Thrilling Sensory Experience

The Great Smoky Mountain region offers visitors some of the most breathtaking sights on the planet.

There are many ways to experience the gorgeous landscapes, but one that you cannot miss during your stay is the view from the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. 

Capture Stunning Mountain Views At The Gatlinburg SkyBridge

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How long is the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg?

The bridge stretches almost 700 feet across a valley. The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian cable bridge in the country.

Guests can stroll across the bridge as quickly or as leisurely as they want. At five feet wide, there is plenty of space to move across comfortably at your own pace. 

How high is the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg Tennessee?

Located 1800 feet above sea level at the top of the iconic SkyLift, you will also see an unmatched view of Gatlinburg, 500 feet below you. Visitors will see Gatlinburg from an incredible perspective with awe-inspiring views of the mountains and valleys,

The central section of the SkyBridge features 30 feet of flooring made of see-through glass, letting you gaze down below to see the landscape in a unique, memorable way.

The Gatlinburg Skybridge Glass Floor
The Gatlinburg Skybridge Glass Floor

How did the SkyBridge come to be?

It started in 1953 with the SkyLift. Local innkeeper Rel Maples asked expert Everett Kircher to build a chairlift on the mountain behind his Gatlinburg property, sparking the beginning of an operational sightseeing lift in 1954. 

Ever since visitors flock to the SkyLift and in May 2019 the addition of the SkyBridge added to the experience by creating a walking path near the summit.

The new SkyDeck and nearby SkyCenter now provide a place to relax and find refreshments or souvenirs during the experience.

During the break, you can still see the picturesque views of the mountains. There is also the SkyTrail, an interactive trail connecting both sides of SkyBridge that moves along the valley and can be traversed in either direction.

See The Smokies From Up High On The SkyBridge

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A visit to the Smoky Mountains region is a guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime vacation, but seeing it from high above amidst the natural beauty of the area with bustling Gatlinburg below will take your memories of the experience to a whole new level. Ready to join in on the fun?

How much is Gatlinburg SkyBridge?

Prices vary based on the season. Children under 3 are free. You can purchase your tickets to the Gatlinburg SkyBridge here.

Where is the Gatlinburg SkyBridge?

Gatlinburg Sky Bridge Address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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