Alton Weagle Day

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 | 6:00 AM

Alton Weagle had a passion for Mt. Washington. To show his passion, he climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road in a number of unique ways: by car, on foot, walking backwards, blindfolded and finally pushing a wheelbarrow full of sugar … just to name a few.
This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all the unique ascents: camels, Segways and even the odd pogo sticks that have been the first up the mountain. Do you think you’re up to it?  

We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” of some kind and submit your idea – you just may get invited to celebrate with us!

Send us an email with your first ascent idea to

Bicknell's Thrush Tours

May 29 & 31 | June 6 & 8, 2022

Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent. They usually breed at higher elevations, normally nesting above 3,000 ft. The unique and harsh climate is just what the birds prefer due to the combination of low vegetation and abundant moisture, and the Mt. Washington Auto Road offers you a rare opportunity to view these obscure birds.

Tours depart the base of the Auto Road promptly at 6am

Black Fly Trail Run & Relay

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 10:00 AM (mass start)

10 mile — individual race or relay (team of 3)

3 mile — individual race

Immerse yourself in extraordinary views of the Great Gulf Wilderness at the base of Mount Washington while you make your way through the beautiful trails at the Glen in a race that's 100% New Hampshire.

Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

June 18, 2022


This historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from around the globe to make the grueling climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. 


MINI's On Top

June 17 - 18, 2021

200+ MINI Coopers gather annually to make their way to the summit of Mt. Washington. You can be a part of this exciting MINI owners event!

For more information, visit the Minis on Top website.

The Gerry Pomerleau Memorial

Saturday, June 25, 2022

On June 25, 2022 the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open for ATVs and UTVs ONLY.  (We will continue to offer 2-Hour Guided Tours to the public from 8:30am to 5:00pm, reservations required.) This event benefits the NH ATV Club. In 2021 the Auto Road gave back over $10,000 to the club, which goes to support trail maintenance and access, rider safety, and education.


Seek the Peak

July 16 & 17, 2022

The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory invites you to join us in the White Mountains of New Hampshire—or from wherever your favorite outdoor playground is—to raise funds, earn prizes and to be a part of this amazing event.
We will gather on the weekend of July 16-17, 2021 in celebration of your participation. Great Glen Trails at the Mount Washington Auto Road will be the "base camp" for all activities from registration to the epic expo taking place on Saturday, July 17 featuring a vendor village, food trucks, live music and YOU our STP participants. 


Sunrise Drives & Guided Tours

Sunday, July 24 & Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens early on two 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.

Moat Mountain 24 Hours of Great Glen

August 6 - 7, 2022 

From 1995-2015, people from across the country traveled to the base of Mt. Washington in Pinkham Notch New Hampshire to participate in the 24 Hours of Great Glen (24HOGG) mountain bike race. The first of its kind in New England, the 24HOGG was based on the famed 24 Hours of Canaan in W. Virginia. On a specially designed course at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, the 24HOGG started with a modest 11 teams and steadily grew with the 2015 race featuring more than 180 teams and 500 participants.