Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is excited to announce the return of the popular SkyWalk on Monday through Wednesday, March 20 to 22. The event will feature daring performances by the Rucksack Circus highline team who will walk a 75-yard-long line of webbing beside the SkyBridge, at a dizzying height of 150 feet above the valley floor. During each performance a member of the highline team will provide commentary and be available for guest questions.
Highlining is the act of walking at great heights on a “line” of webbing, generally made of nylon or polyester. It differs from traditional tightrope walking in several ways. Lines are rigged to a much lower tension, usually 1000 pounds or less, which can cause the line to swing and bounce freely, making for very dynamic movements. Additionally, performers do not walk with a balance pole or any stabilizing lines.
Monday, March 20 - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 - 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22 - 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The SkyWalk is included with general admission tickets.