Alpine Garden Exploration

Date and Time

Saturday, June 15, 2024 6:00PM - Sunday, June 16, 2024 5:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Join an AMC Guide to discover the world of tiny delicate flowers, hardy plants, and remarkable wildlife that survive in a harsh and unpredictable climate. The Presidential Range has some of the most interesting and beautiful alpine plants in America, as well as insects, birds and other wildlife. The Alpine Garden on the shoulder of Mount Washington is considered one of the best places to view this unique ecosystem and explore the spring bloom- our destination on this one day guided tour. We will examine and identify a variety of alpine plants and discuss their adaptations that help them to defy the extreme conditions on Mount Washington. The trip in on Sunday and starts with a drive up the historic Mount Washington Auto Road, passing through three ecological zones. We will hike from the Mount Washington Auto Road in the Alpine Garden over moderate 3-4 mile hike on steep, rocky terrain. HIGHLIGHTS: Exploring a unique ecosystem Observing alpine plants during the short flowering season Spending the day with a knowledgeable AMC Guide that can identify the alpine plants.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $296 member / $323 non-member
*All meals from dinner Saturday to lunch on Sunday One night Lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge. Members of the same party may share a lodge room at an additional but reduced rate A copy of the AMC Guide to Alpine Summits A hearty trail lunch Transportation and fees for Mount Washington Auto Road Instruction and leadership by an AMC Outdoor Guide Rates available for Sunday instruction only with no lodging. Please inquire.

Past participants say...

"I loved learning and seeing how many varieties of plants are found in the Alpine Garden. The group was excellent and the guides were knowledgeable and professional." -Participant, June 2022 "Guides gave us enough time to see each plant and were patient and knowledgeable. I loved seeing rare plants blooming. Perfect for plant lovers" -Participant, June 2022

Click map for driving directions
Alpine Flowers


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


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.