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Gatlinburg SkyPark

Take a ride with Fido to the top of the mountain at Gatlinburg SkyPark, a pet-friendly attraction in Tennessee. The only way to access the top of the mountain with your dog is via the yellow SkyLift chairs, and Fido is welcome as long as he is well-behaved, leashed at all times, and held on to by his owner. When you get to the top, stroll along the SkyBridge which offers great views across the Tennessee and North Carolina Smoky Mountains landscape. Visit Website

Or call (865) 436-4307 or email info@gatlinburgskylift.com for more information.


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Gatlinburg SkyPark has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 24 canine critics on BringFido and 1.5 out of 5 by 49 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors overwhelmingly praise the Gatlinburg SkyPark as a great pet-friendly experience with friendly staff who accommodate dogs. Some travelers note the chairlift may not be suitable for larger or more nervous dogs, but most report their pets enjoyed the views and bridges.

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  • Maygen
    Mar 28, 2024
    Would definitely recommend

    A great few for the whole family! You do have to take a chairlift up to the top and it’s not enclosed. Not ideal for bigger dogs. But the views were amazing and our pup had a great time!!

  • Melissa
    Dec 8, 2023
    So fun!

    Midge is a 50lb goldendoodle. They slowed down the lift so we could get on easily. She did great!

  • Roxie
    Oct 19, 2023
    Amazing view of Gatlinburg

    We brought our 65 lb yellow Labrador with us on the lift. He did a lot better on it than I thought he would. He wasn't fazed by the bridge either.

  • Natalie
    Oct 12, 2023
    Dog Gone Fun

    I absolutely loved that you can bring your dog into the sky lift. Our Féfé had such a blast riding the lift up&down during the day and at night! She LOVED the bridges and being able to look out the bottom of the bridge.

  • Vanesa
    Sep 22, 2023
    Great experience to do with the pup

    Daisy loved spending this time with us. We got a great picture and I don’t know where else she would even be able to do that. Staff was friendly and patient with waiting for me to pick up my dog.

  • Cindy
    Sep 5, 2023
    Up in the air with the birds!!

    Ollie loved roaming around and going across the bridges. He did not like the glass part and had to be carried across. A bit nervous going up on the lift but really like coming down. I don't advise going on a hot day (or use shies), we had to cut it short because it was way too hot for his paws.

  • Kyra
    Aug 31, 2023
    Awesome experience car

    this place is awesome!

    although if you have a wiggly dog, I do not recommend as you have to take a ski lift up.

  • Denise
    Aug 20, 2023
    Dog friendly

    There were many dogs that went up/down the chair lift and walked across the skybridge.

  • Nickalit
    Jun 17, 2023
    Skyline Gaitlinburg TN

    Great experience digs where very chill. They will slow down the chair for you to get on and off. The store is dog friendly and you can get snacks and water!

  • Jackie
    May 20, 2023
    Such a fun activity with views

    One of my favorite activities in Gatlinburg. A single trip for the day cost about $75 for 2 people but they allowed our pet with no problem. They take 2 pictures, one before the lift and one while you’re on the lift. I would definitely bring your own water for pet as it can be really hot. They do have plenty of shaded tables and misting fans once up top. There’s also a gift shop and small restaurant. My pup loved the bridge itself, he was practically trying to run across the bridge.

  • Mandi
    Apr 3, 2023
    Fantastic views!

    We weren't sure if we wanted to spend the money to go here after experiencing such beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains in the national park, but we were so glad we did! Views were outstanding, and we enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs enjoying the scenery. Our pup loved it, too!

  • Dianna
    Nov 27, 2022
    Skylift fun

    Everyone was very friendly. they took our photo 3 times because one my husband blinked and the second our dog turned his head. they got his attention and the 3rd one was perfect. Beautiful place and great staff. one of my new favorite spots.

  • Stephanie
    Nov 17, 2022

    We took the advise here on BringFido and explored the Sky Park. Nash got the VIP treatment and made it across the bridge and back. The glass part in the middle was not his favorite. He seemed to enjoy the chair lift more on the way down and "enjoy" might be a stretch, but he is a good sport and loved all of the attention. This was in November and not at all hot. Probably not a good thing when it is warm.

  • Matthew
    Oct 1, 2022
    Great activity for a calm dog

    The staff were super friendly and helpful when accommodating our dog. One bit of advise before departing the swing check to make sure their paws aren't stuck. One of our dogs paw was stuck in the slats but she didn't get injured.

  • Kaitlyn
    Aug 30, 2022

    We were hesitant at first, but we are SO glad we took our dogs (30lb and 60lb) on the SkiLift! Everyone was super kind it was a great experience!

  • Ashley
    Jun 14, 2022
    Brave dogs only!

    This was a great experience. Recommend to come at night especially if it’s hot. Both my 25lb dogs made it on and off the ski lift easily and on to the bridge. Only one got across and back the other one got too nervous with the swaying approaching the mid-point.

  • Noel
    Jun 13, 2022
    Scary but Fun!

    I'm afraid of heights. So this was a confidence booster. My dog did great on the ski lift. And better than me on the bridge. We both had some trouble with the part of the bridge with a glass bottom floor. It's definitely worth doing. The staff were all very very nice. But I would not recommend bringing a dog who isn't confident with you, because the ski lift didn't have anything to keep a dog from getting out. Just be cautious.

  • Jodi
    May 14, 2022
    Pretty great service with pets

    They slowed down the lift for us to get on and off. they took our picture at the bottom and at the top. Liam absolutely loved all the attention and lovins he got yesterday!

  • Emily
    Oct 31, 2021
    We LOVED the Sky Lift!

    The staff is AMAZING! The gentleman taking pictures got Melody to look his way for a photo! The staff at the loading and unloading areas slowed the lift down to make sure we got on/off safely! The staff was super friendly and checked in on Melody after her trip across the SkyBridge. They are sooo accommodating and the facility is the perfection of dog friendly. We will be stopping here for every trip!

  • Joe
    Oct 24, 2021
    Perfect day with pups

    We took 2 pups up on lift and crossed the bridge. We had to take separate lifts for safety reasons but they slowed the chairs so we could get on and off easily. My wife had our 40 lb mix and I had our 73 lb wooly Siberian husky. they had a ball and the people loved to see them

  • Lisa
    Jul 24, 2021
    Great Time

    Everyone was super friendly and accommodated us with our yorkipoo.

  • Gina
    Nov 15, 2020
    Great Expierence

    Mattie loved going. Fairly long line to ride the ski lift up. The employees were great about giving us a bit more time to enter an exit even tho the lift dose not stop. Theres a bar gate that drops over you an the lift has open slats like a older style park bench so be advised if you have a squirreley dog once you start your stuck. Mattie was perfect tho. Shes a 48lb Australian Cattle Dog so I held her to sit/get on then I sat her butt between us an left her legs on my lap holding her collar. Getting off I let her jump off then I stepped off an moved to the right fast. It was great! Id do it again!

  • Megan Joy
    Nov 10, 2020
    Great Activity With The Pup!

    My 13.5 pound schnoodle enjoyed it. He wasn’t scared at all on the lift. Walked across the bridge as well.

  • Michael
    Sep 29, 2020
    Doggie lift

    Gatlinburg Skylift Park was a great experience for Chewie and his parents.
    The workers were extremely friendly and accommodating. Chewie was able to ride up the mountain on the Skylift while sitting on my lap. He was not fearful and enjoyed the experience. Once at the top, he was able to walk across the Skybridge while leashed. He had no qualms going across the window bottom portion of the bridge. We had a very enjoyable day.

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