Since 1954 visitors to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, could ride the Gatlinburg SkyLift to the top of Crockett Mountain to take in some of the best views of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. But now, located at the top of the iconic SkyLift, they can then walk the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. It is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and one of the most spectacular experiences in the Smokies.
From the mountain-top SkyDeck, the SkyBridge quite literally crosses the sky as it stretches 680 feet (207 m) across a deep valley in a single span. Guests can walk across the five foot (1.5 m) wide bridge at their own pace, taking in the panoramic views and enjoying the spectacular setting before walking back when they’re ready. With a height of 150 feet (46 m) at its midpoint, the SkyBridge is an incredible but easily attainable experience guests will remember for a lifetime, especially if they cross the 30 feet (9 m) of glass-floor panels in the middle of the span. The obvious challenge: pass the glass.