Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Sunrise Drives 

Sundays - June 30, July 28 & August 25, 2019

The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast.

  Road Opens Sunrise
June 30 3:30am 5:01am
July 28 4:00am 5:31am
August 25 4:30am 6:02am

Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply. 

Due to the popularity of these sunrise opportunities, we recommend not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend time waiting at the Toll House due to traffic.

The State Park building on the summit will be open with limited food service on all three of these mornings.


Experience a sunrise on Mt. Washington from the comfort of a Mt. Washington Stage Coach.

Our experienced tour guides or "stage drivers" as we call them, will drive you up the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. We leave promptly from the base lodge and will not hold back the trip as we need to keep a tight schedule throughout the day for all our guests.

Our drivers know the prime spots to view, have access to safe “VIP” parking where other cars would not be able to park and will tell their tales on the ascent and descent. Even if we don't actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting on the mountains will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Although you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warm as you will have an opportunity to get out of the stage van for pictures and to experience the weather on Mt. Washington. Weather info can be found here and you are always welcome to call for the latest conditions. This tour may run over 2 hours depending on weather and where we watch the sunrise from.

  Tour Departure from Base Lodge Sunrise
June 30 3:30am 5:01am
July 28 4:00am 5:31am
August 25 Tours are SOLD OUT 6:02



Select a date from the calendar below and follow the prompts.

There are 16 seats available for each sunrise morning tour.