Lodge to Hut Adventure: Lakes of the Clouds

Date and Time

Friday, June 24, 2022 6:00PM - Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


AMC's most famous Hut, Lakes of the Clouds, is our highest and most visited destination at 5,012 feet. Above tree line, the historic hut's namesake lakes are nearby, where it often appears that the clouds are sitting atop the water. This guided adventure will begin with dinner and an introductory meeting at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge. We prepare for our backcountry adventure by focusing on the appropriate gear needed for our trip as well as a review of our itinerary. Our first night is at our full-service Joe Dodge Lodge. After a good night sleep and a hearty breakfast, we'll pack into an AMC Van for transport to the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail head. We'll hike the moderate 3.1 miles to Lakes of the Clouds. We'll have plenty of time to explore the area around the hut with lighter packs before dinner. We will try to summit Washington in the afternoon, or the next morning based on weather conditions. Backcountry lodging and hearty meals are provided at AMC's Lakes of the Clouds. Lakes of the Clouds Hut, highest of all at 5,012 feet above sea level, is one of the most storied locations in the hut system. Our highest and most visited destination, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, is an essential bucket list destination. The next day the guides will choose the trail down based on weather and interest for the group. We will wrap up back at Joe Dodge Lodge. This trip involves difficult hiking on steep, rocky terrain. Weather can change quickly and become quite cold and windy above treeline. Participants should be in good hiking shape, have proper hiking boots and clothing and be prepared for an alpine adventure! PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Hiking in world renowned terrain, including summit attempt of Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England. Experienced AMC Guides will share natural and cultural history of the area

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $499 member / $566 non-member
*Lodging at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge; Members of the same party may share a Lodge room at a reduced per person rate, Bunk at Lakes of the Clouds Hut, All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day, Free use of gear from the Lodge Demo Center, Transportation to and from trailheads, Instruction and leadership from AMC Outdoor Guides

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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.