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. Learn about the unique names and places along the Auto Road and get the inside information on how they came to pass.
Guided tours are available from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (4:00 pm after Sept 28), weather permitting. Again this summer - 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.
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.