Hours of Operation 2016

Operating hours are ALWAYS subject to weather.

Private Vehicle Operating Hours
(also see special hours of operation below)

Early May – May 27 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 28 – June 17 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
June 19 – August 28 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
August 29 – Oct 2 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oct 3 – Oct 23 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please note: Closing times listed above are the last time cars are allowed to start up the Auto Road; ALL vehicles must leave the summit no later than 45 minutes after closing time.  Also all NH State Park facilities at the summit may not be available early and late in the day or during inclement weather.

Special Hours of Operation

May 18, 19 (tent.) Paving Road closed all day
June 13 & 16 Motorcycles Only days (Mon & Thurs of Bike Week) Road closed to cars
June 18 Road Race (always 3rd Sat in June) 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
June 19 June sunrise drive 3:30 am – 6:00 pm
June 26 NH ATV Day Road closed to cars
July31 July sunrise drive 4:00 am – 6:00 pm
August 7 Adaptive Sunrise Ascent 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
August 20 Bicycle Hillclimb (always 3rd Sat in August) 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
August 28 August sunrise drive 4:30 am – 6:00 pm

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM (8:30 AM until 4:00 PM after Sept 27), weather permitting.  All tours are approximately 2 hours for the round trip, including 1 hour on the summit.
Reservations are not required but are available online for early morning trips. One-way hiker shuttles are also available.