Guided Tours

In our continuing effort to improve your experience on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, we are re-paving a one half mile section at treeline. We will be closed for all traffic on Wednesday, May 20th & Thursday May 21st re-opening on Friday, May 22 (weather permitting). We apologize for any inconvenience, but because of Mt Washington’s famous weather, we must take advantage of these brief periods during the slower seasons to accomplish this sort of maintenance.

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 will reopen Saturday, May 16th for the 2015 summer season.  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.

Adults: $35
Seniors (62+) & Military: $30
Children ages 5-12: $15
Children under 5: Free

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.