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. There are no event ticket discounts for folks who do not want to access the park during regular park hours.
Sunset is at 6:12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 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.
All Sunset at the Swinging Bridge participants will need to exit the park’s gates by 7 p.m. A picture-perfect sunset, unfortunately, cannot be guaranteed.
Tickets go on sale below at 10 a.m. Monday, January 9:
This event is limited to 150 guests. If the event is sold out, a waiting list will be available.
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., Feb. 10. This allows time for individuals on the waiting list to make accommodations to attend the event. To cancel your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is to have to cancel the event, an announcement will be made by noon the day before (February 17).