Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunset from the top of the mountain. Your event ticket includes an entire day’s access to Grandfather Mountain, with regular park hours being 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m. at 5 p.m., all sunset eventgoers should head to the top of the mountain.
Sunset is at 6:31 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Due to safety regulations, eventgoers are only permitted to view the sunset from the Swinging Bridge area. The Top Shop gift shop and restrooms will be accessible during the event. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring flashlights/headlamps and wear heavy winter jackets, hats, gloves and rubber-soled shoes.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring flashlights/headlamps and wear heavy winter jackets, hats, gloves and rubber-soled shoes. All Sunset at the Swinging Bridge participants will need to exit the park’s gates by 7:15 p.m. A picture-perfect sunset, unfortunately, cannot be guaranteed.
There are no event ticket discounts for folks who do not want to access the park during regular park hours. This event is limited to 150 guests.
Ticket Sales begin below at 10 a.m. on February 6, 2023:
The majority of Grandfather Mountain events generally sell out and have a waiting list. If you cannot attend this event, please let us know. Full refunds will be given to individuals who reach out by Fri., March 3. To cancel your registration, email mailto:email@example.com or call 828-733-2013, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
If Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation cancels the event due to inclement weather, full refunds will be given. If GMSF has to cancel the event, an announcement will be made by noon the day before (March 10).