The Auto Road is closed until the middle of May while we clear the snow and ice. Learn more about the Spring Clearing process here.
With the ever-changing weather conditions on New England’s highest peak, no two trips are the same. Bluebird skies and stunning vistas may greet you one day. The next day you could have the adventure of a lifetime in the 6,288-foot peak’s strong winds, remarkable fog and rapidly moving clouds. On any day, your adventure awaits.
In summer, whether you drive yourself or take one of our guided tours, your trip on the Mt. Washington Auto Road will create a lifelong memory. Give your kids a head start on their summer assignment by treating them to a tour to the summit of a true American icon—Mt. Washington.
You’ve seen the bumper stickers. Now, discover what all the fuss is about.
If you’re looking to go even further on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, visit us this winter and climb aboard the one-of-a-kind SnowCoach. Your family will be transported deep into the magical world at treeline on the northern flank of Mt. Washington for an unforgettable experience. Click here to begin this amazing adventure. The SnowCoach operates December through March, weather permitting.
As you plan your trip, remember, temperatures can drop rapidly and weather conditions can change quickly on the mountain, so be sure to bring appropriate clothing along for the trip. All dates and times are subject to change based on weather and road conditions.
Opening day of the Mt. Washington Auto Road varies from year to year due to the amount of snow that falls on the mountain. Each spring, crews work tirelessly to remove the ice and snow. In early May, we generally open to treeline as soon as possible, as the crews work on the upper part of the mountain with a goal of opening to the summit later in the month. View more details and photos of the process by clicking here!
Afternoon closing times indicate the time that the last car will be allowed to go through the Toll House and drive to the summit. All vehicles must leave the summit 45 minutes after closing time.
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