Smoky Mountain Sunrise

Gatlinburg SkyPark

Smoky Mountain Sunrise

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    Beginning October 6, then continuing each Friday through October 27
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**Sunrise on Friday 10/20 has been moved to Saturday 10/21 due to inclement weather on Friday morning**

*This is a separately ticketed event that must be purchased online in advance*

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to be in the Great Smoky Mountains and at the Gatlinburg SkyPark we are giving you the opportunity to get VIP access to see the sunrise from the best view in Gatlinburg and get early access to the Gatlinburg SkyPark. Plus take home a Smoky Mountain Sunrise Coffee Mug with each ticket purchased!


Starting on October 6th, ticket holders for the sunrise event will be able to board the SkyLift before dawn and enjoy a memorable sunrise over the Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg below.  In addition, sunrise ticket holders will enjoy live music, donuts, coffee and a souvenir mug as part of this event. 

Smoky Mountain Sunrise ticket holders will go on sale Friday October 6th, and continue until Friday October 27th.  Guests will have access to the SkyLift, SkyCenter, SkyBridge, SkyDeck, SkyTrail and the Tulip Tower.  This is a prime spot for photography, proposals, and it is THE best spot in Gatlinburg to watch the Sunrise. 

Smoky Mountain Sunrise is only available to a limited number of guests and tickets can only be purchased online. Tickets are valid for the entire day you choose to visit, so you may leave and re-enter the SkyPark as many times as your heart desires during operating hours that day.

Sunrise dates and hours: 

*Please note loading the SkyLift will begin at 6am prior to the sunrise times listed below:  

  • 10/6 - Sunrise:  7:33 am                                 
  • 10/13 - Sunrise:  7:39 am
  • 10/20 - Sunrise:  7:45 am *10/20 sunrise moved to 10/21 due to inclement weather*
  • 10/27 - Sunrise:  7:51 am

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*Cancellation Policy:

All sales are final.  This ticket grants early access to the SkyPark and is weather dependent. In the event severe weather prohibits us from offering the sunrise session, the purchaser can contact the SkyPark with any questions or concerns.