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Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway


260 Tramway Drive, Franconia, NH 03580

Hours and Fees

Park Office: 603-823-8800

During the summer season, operating hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily. *Dates and times are weather permitting. For up to date hours, please call the park directly or visit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway 

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting.

Park Operating Schedules

Off season use: During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Activities and amenities

Restrooms Picnic Area Park Store Downhill Skiing

The first passenger aerial tramway in North America began operation on this site in 1938. Almost seven million passengers were carried to the top by the first tram. Take a scenic eight minute ride in one of two enclosed cable cars to the 4,080 foot summit of Cannon Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the distant valleys and mountains. Each tram car has a maximum capacity of 80 persons and ascends 2,180 feet vertically. Walking trails to a summit observation tower leave from the tram station.

In the winter, Cannon Mountain is a favorite among skiers, with 97 trails and slopes for all abilities. Cannon is the home of the New England Ski Museum which is located near the base of the tramway. 

The aerial tramway is one of New Hampshire's most spectacular rides. The tramway brings visitors to the 4,080' summit of Cannon Mountain in approximately eight minutes. On a clear day, visitors will enjoy views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms.


Schedule and Ticket Rates

Ticket Rates Schedule

Ages 13+ round-trip ride: $28
Children ages 6-12 round-trip ride: $23
Children ages 5 & under: Free w/ adult (A ticket must still be reserved for your 5 & under children, toddlers & infants.)

(subject to change, save $3 per ticket when you purchase before midnight the day before your visit)
Opens Memorial Day Weekend
Daily: 9am - 5pm
(First Tram of the day is at 9am)
One-Way tickets will NOT be available this summer at either the base or summit buildings.


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Aerial Tramway Reservations

Visitors should make a reservation before arriving at the park. Tickets can either be printed at home or displayed on a mobile device for scanning. Visitors who do not have a reservation when the Tram is sold out will be turned away. Please plan ahead as the the Aerial Tramway frequently sells out, especially on weekends.
  • Reservations are non-refundable. We do not issue refunds based on the weather. Please come prepared for rain or shine.
  • There is a $1.50 non-refundable online transaction fee. 
  • Gift Cards

Are pets allowed at Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway?

Pets are not permitted in the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Pets are only permitted in Franconia Notch State Park in the designated dog walks in the Flume & Tramway parking lots. Pets are prohibited from Echo Lake Beach, Lafayette Campground, on the Tram and in the Flume Gorge. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Group Use Reservations


For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit Pavilions & Group Use page.

Day Use Youth Groups


Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility page.  For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.


Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.
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