Hours of Operation 2015

Operating hours are ALWAYS subject to weather.

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

Early May – May 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
May 23 – June 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8:30 AM–5:00 PM
June 6 – August 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 AM–6:00 PM
August 31 – September 13 . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
September 14 – September 27 . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 28 – October 11 . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
October 12 – October 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
October 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tentative closing date

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

June 15 & 18 . . . (motorcycles only); . . .Closed to cars (Guided Tours available)
June 20. . . . . . . . (annual footrace) . . . .Open 1:30 PM–6:00 PM
June 21 . . . . . . . .(sunrise opening). . . .Open 3:30 AM-6:00 PM
June 28 . . . . . . . .(NH ATV Day). . . . . .  Closed to cars (Guided Tours available)
July 11. . . . .  . . . (bike race). . . . . . . . . Open 1:30 PM–6:00 PM
July 26 . . . . . . . . (sunrise opening). . . .Open 4:00 AM–6:00 PM
August 2. . . . . . . (ASP sunrise ascent). .Open 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
August 15. . . . . . (bike race) . . . . . . . . .Open 1:30 PM–6:00 PM
August 30 . . . . . .(sunrise opening) . . . Open 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.