Three days, 75 cars, some of the best race and rally drivers from around the world, competing for “King of the Hill” honors on the Northeast’s tallest peak-Mt. Washington!
Known as one of the oldest motor sports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904 and is now returning on July 7-9, 2017!
Check the navigation options to the left for additional information and history of this amazing race.
Click HERE to view our 2017 program!
Seek the Peak Expo: July 22, 2017
The Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts the Seek the Peak after-party and expo at the base starting at 2pm. Seek the Peak is the largest annual fundraiser for the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory.
Enjoy vendor booths, live music, a cash bar and the famous all-you-can-eat feast by New Hampshire’s Hart’s Turkey Farm. All Seek the Peak hikers, friends, families and members of the general public are invited to attend.
Seek the Peak participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum automatically receive free admission! All others may purchase a ticket to join in.
||Outdoor expo opens (free; no ticket required)
||After party kicks off with live music and cash bar
||Famous all you can eat dinner
||Awards ceremony for top fundraisers
Sunrise Drives: Sundays – July 30th & August 27th
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.
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.
Summit Salute at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road: August 5, 2017
Join other service members, veterans, & military families for this special FREE event at the base of Mt. Washington. Share stories, play outdoors, eat great food and enjoy a Mt. Washington sunset.
Registration now open: Click HERE to Register Today!
|2:30pm – Outdoor Fun
|Hiking, biking, games, children’s activities and adventures – there’s something for everyone
|4:00pm – Stories of Service: Stronger Together
|Child care is available during the program
|5:00pm – Grilled BBQ Dinner
|Fill your belly with a bounty of delicious food topped off with scrumptious dessert!
|6:30pm – 8:30pm – Sunset Summit Trips
|Discounted rides to the summit of Mt. Washington exclusively for Summit Salute attendees.
Contact info: [email protected] (603) 568-5780
Adaptive Sports Partners Sunrise Ascent:
August 6, 2017
The Auto Road will be CLOSED to public vehicles until 11:00am in support of this wonderful event, however Guided Tours will be available from 8:30 am.
This unique event is a fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. At sunrise, teams will ascend the Mount Washington Auto Road, determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. Each team will include an adaptive athlete and a team of “mules” who will help the athlete up the 8 miles to the summit.
Learn more about how you can volunteer as a Mule, Trail Angel, or other help! Registration begins May 1.
For More Information About the Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington >
Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb: August 19, 2017
The Auto Road will OPEN to the public for normal driving operations around 1:30pm.
The original bicycle race up the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Deemed the Toughest Hillclimb in the World!
Muster in the Mountains: September 8 & 9, 2017
A weekend of colonial reenactment comes to the Auto Road
This two day event features a colonial encampment of reenactors representing the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the fields at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants will demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms from their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant.
Open to the public: Friday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm
Please, no dogs.
The Auto Road remains fully open during this event.
Activities will include:
- 1800 firearms/cannon display and competition
- Woods walk competition
- Tomahawk and knife throwing
- Cooking competition
- Weaving, basketmaking, quill work, candle dipping
- Gunsmithing, coppersmithing, blacksmithing
- Archery, wood carving, century games and more!SCHEDULE:
|10:00am – 4:00pm
||Camp open to the public
|10:00am – 2:00pm
||Education Day school groups
|SATURDAY – COMPETITION DAY
|10:00am – 4:00pm
||Camp open to the public
|11:00am – 3:00pm
||Line Shoot Rifle smooth bore, Archery, Tomahawk & Knife
If interested in registering for this event, print and send in the 2016 Muster Registration