Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is NOT currently open due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures.

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 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. Excellent stop for motor coach tours, corporate outings, and groups!

Operating Schedule

The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway will open for the season on May 24. Operating hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. *Dates and times are weather permitting. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
Fee Full Time Operating Hours Closing
Adults: $19  |  Children (6-12): $17 Closed Closed  

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Ticket Rates

Admission is $19 for adults (ages 13+); $17 for children (ages 6-12); children ages 5 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Discovery Pass (Includes Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway & Flume Gorge): Adults: $31.00, children (ages 6-12): $25.00. *All rates and dates are subject to change.

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.

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

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.


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