Smoky Mountain Sunrise at Gatlinburg SkyPark

765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4307
  • Presented By: Gatlinburg SkyPark
  • Dates: 10/6/2023, 10/13/2023, 10/20/2023, 10/27/2023
  • Time: 6:00 AM

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. 

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 can enjoy live music, donuts and a souvenir mug, and one cup of coffee for free. Smoky Mountain Sunrise ticket holders will be available to a limited number of guests beginning Friday October 6th, and continuing each Friday until 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 6 am 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
  • 10/27 - Sunrise:  7:51 am

*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 SkyPark with any questions or concerns.