Guided Tours

Summer season:
Mid MayMid October: Guided Tours or drive yourself

Winter season:
December – March:
SnowCoach Tours to 4,200ft

Many years ago, the trip up Mt. Washington was made in horse drawn wagons called “stages.” The name remains, but the stages are now vans, and your ride will be complete with stories, anecdotes, legends, history and insight into this ecological wonder delivered by one of our accomplished drivers.


Guided tours are will reopen in mid May for the 2015 summer season.  In summer tours are typically available from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (4:00 pm after Sept 28), weather permitting.  All tours take 2 hours for the round trip, including 1 hour on the summit. Tours leave from the Stage Office at the Auto Road Lodge.

Stages run on a first come, first served basis and we make every effort to provide our guests with a tour as soon as possible. Departures are usually within 30 minutes of purchasing your tickets, however, on very busy days you can expect the wait to be longer. Mornings tend to be less busy. Reservations are not required but are available online for trips leaving at 9:00 am and 9:45 am.

Bicknell’s Thrush

Photo courtesy of Vermont Center for EcoStudies

We also offer Bicknell’s Thrush Tours for anyone interested in the opportunity to view this rare bird in its breeding habitat.






In winter, don’t miss a trip up the mountain aboard the SnowCoach.