Guided Tours

Tour and Explore the Legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road​!

Guided Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn the true nature and history of Mt. Washington and the Auto Road. Visit the Sherman Adams Visitors Center, home of the “Extreme Mount Washington, the Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum and 1853 Tip Top House. Visitors can send a postmarked stamp from the top of Mount Washington and get their photo taken at the summit marker.

From our scenic base area to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the Auto Road offers guided tour opportunities and adventures to fit your schedule and abilities.

Our Guided Tours offer stories, anecdotes, legends, history and insight into the ecological wonder of Mt. Washington delivered by our accomplished drivers.



Two-hour Guided Tours offer at least 1 hour on the summit and the opportunity to explore the peak of the highest mountain in the Northeast.

Two-hour tours are available without reservation from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM (8:30 AM until 4:00 PM after Sept 27), weather permitting. Reservations can be made online for early morning trips leaving at 9:00 AM and 9:45 AM. One-way hiker shuttles are also available.

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: Round Trip-$35, One Way-$30
Seniors (62+) and Military: Round Trip-$30, One Way-$25
Children ages 5-12:Round Trip-$15,One Way-$12
Children ages 4 and under: Free




From our scenic base area to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the Auto Road also offers three-hour guided tour opportunities and adventures to fit your schedule and abilities. 

We can provide you with easy access to four unique alpine zones along the Auto Road as well as the opportunity to view rare alpine flowers and bird species.

Three-hour Guided Tours are available by advance reservation.

Adults and children: $60 pp
3 to 4 persons: $55 pp
5 and over: $50 pp

For more information or to book your extended tour please call (603) 466-3988.



The Mount Washington Observatory and Mt. Washington Auto Road have teamed up to offer you a summer adventure. If you’re looking for a true alpine adventure in a succinct, affordable format, this may be the trip for you!

Enjoy a guided tour in a Mt. Washington Auto Road tour van to the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast and spend a day reveling in the mountain’s legendary weather and scenery. A highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory’s famous mountaintop weather station and the opportunity to meet the scientists living and working in this remote outpost. Then, after a hearty, homemade lunch, you’ll head back down the mountain where you continue your adventure while exploring Great Glen Trails on your own.

Trips meet at 8:00am and generally arrive back at the base around 1:30pm.

$115 for supporting members of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory
$145 for non-members

Register online or visit the Observatory page for additional information, or call Michelle Cruz, Director of Education at (603) 356-2137, ext. 225



Bicknell’s Thrush Tour

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.