Gatlinburg is home to several popular chairlift rides that take you high into the mountains to enjoy stunning views of the Smokies! These relaxing rides are fun for all ages and are a great way to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Smoky Mountains! The best part is that you will find the departure point for these attractions just minutes away from our Gatlinburg cabin rentals! Here are 3 chair lifts in Gatlinburg that you need to visit for spectacular views:
1. Scenic Chondola at Anakeesta
Another one of the 3 chair lifts in Gatlinburg that you need to visit for spectacular views is the Scenic Chondola at Anakeesta! This is the world’s only fixed grip transportation where you can choose to ride in a traditional 4 person chair lift or an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6. While some folks may choose to ride in the cabins, the chair lift provides an open air experience that makes it easier to appreciate all of the gorgeous scenery! The ride takes you 600 feet to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will enter the whimsical Firefly Village. From there, you can choose to experience some of Anakeesta’s many other attractions including the Treetop SkyWalk, AnaVista Tower, Rail Runner and the Dueling Zipline!
2. Gatlinburg SkyLift
One of the most iconic attractions in downtown Gatlinburg is the Gatlinburg SkyLift, which has been transporting guests to the top of Crockett Mountain since 1954! The attraction was renovated in 2017 with a 3 seat chairlift that provides an even more comfortable ride up and down the mountain. After departing from the Parkway station in the heart of Gatlinburg, you will climb 500 vertical feet on your journey to the peak! Once at the top, be sure to check out the sweeping vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the SkyDeck and walk across the longest pedestrian bridge in North America! The Gatlinburg SkyLift is included with your admission to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which also includes the other attractions on the mountain.
3. Scenic Chairlift at Ober Gatlinburg
The Scenic Chairlift at Ober Gatlinburg is the longest chairlift of its kind in the United States and takes you to the peak of Mount Harrison, where you can see as far as Douglas Lake on a clear day! This attraction also provides a flawless view of Mount LeConte, so be sure to bring your camera along for the ride! The Scenic Chairlift at Ober Gatlinburg is open all year long for your enjoyment, and you can listen to live bluegrass music if you visit anytime between May to November. While you are at Ober Gatlinburg, you may also want to purchase tickets for some of their other fun attractions including the Aerial Tramway, Ski Mountain Coaster, Ice Skating, Wildlife Encounter and much more!
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