Lodge to Hut: Family Lodge to Hut

Date and Time

Sunday, July 8, 2018 6:00PM - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge / Lakes of the Clouds/ Mizpah Springs,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)


Hike iconic trails, take in breathtaking views, and reconnect with loved ones. Our Family Adventure trips are all-inclusive multi-day experiences that offer all meals plus lodging at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge and two of our unique backcountry huts. Taking advantage of the Mount Washington Auto Road, we will be dropped off at treeline and hike to Lakes of the Clouds Hut. The next day we traverse the southern Presidential Range to Mizpah Spring Hut giving us ample opportunity to explore the ridge and the world above treeline. Share this unique, bonding experience with your family. Activities are designed for families with children 9 and up. ITINERARY: Day 1 : Meet for dinner and pre-trip orientation in the beautiful White Mountains. We meet at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. Meet your Guides for a 6 pm dinner, and review of the trip itinerary, gear needs and other important information. We'll overnight in the lodge. Day 2: We'll drive up the infamous Mount Washington Auto Road to the Alpine Garden Trail. We'll spend the day hiking to Lakes of the Clouds hut, discussing the plants and animals that live about the trees. 3.0 miles with 800 ft. elevation gain. We'll have dinner and spend the night at the hut. A summit of Mount Washington may be possible, depending on the weather, and ability of the group. Day three: We'll wake up and have a hearty, home cooked breakfast. This day is almost exclusively above tree line and travels along the oldest maintained hiking trail in the United States, the Crawford Path. We'll descend below treeline to Mizpah Spring Hut, our home for the night. We'll have lunch on the trail and dinner at the hut. 5.1 miles Elevation gain/loss: 1233' Day four: Hike down Crawford Path; 2.5 miles elevation loss 2000 feet. Meet our van for ride back to Joe Dodge Lodge and have a sit down lunch before we say goodbye. Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedules listed above, these itineraries are subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. This can include changes in the huts to be used, trails to be hiked, etc. This trip is operated rain or shine.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $431 member / $490 non-member
Youth: $365 member / $421 non-member
Child: $255 member / $282 non-member
*All meals Dinner first day - lunch on the last day •Lodging at JDL, Lakes and Mizpah •Transportation to and from trailhead, •Instruction and guiding by AMC Naturalist Guides

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Nearby AMC Destinations

Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Mizpah Spring Hut
Joe Dodge Lodge






AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.