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Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road

Stowe, VT
+1 802-253-3000
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Beautiful views on Long Trail Nose to Chin (but terrifying)

This was our first visit to Vermont and we spent quite a bit of time hiking near Smugglers Notch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy R
Columbus, Ohio
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$31 for two people

Glad to have access, but cost seems high to drive four miles up the mountain. paved for .5 miles... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
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Stowe, VT
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Vermont and we spent quite a bit of time hiking near Smugglers Notch. We found most trails in the area to be more difficult than expected. We drove the toll road (very scenic) and hiked Nose to Chin because...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Glad to have access, but cost seems high to drive four miles up the mountain. paved for .5 miles. dirt for 4 miles.

1  Thank jpatter1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Although it's pricier than it should be, the 20 minute drive to the top is well worth it. There is a stop at the end of the Stowe Mountain ski lift that offers a great lookout area.

1  Thank AlexandriaVAAlexVA
Reviewed 18 August 2017

IF you would like to climb up to the top of Mt. Mansfield but you don't want to climb the WHOLE mountain, you can take a trip up the mountain with your car to the "Nose" section of the mountain. Then you can hike over...More

Thank Marc I
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The toll road is privately owned, so the car & front passengers cost approximately $30 plus $8 for each extra passenger in the back. You do get a story about the history and a pretty fun drive up, but it is very expensive. You must...More

2  Thank jokt2016
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Beautiful scenic ride through a narrow mountain pass connecting the Stowe. Mt. Mansfield area to Smuggler's Notch. Terrific for hiking off road trails or riding through the pass on your motorcycle or car. It is narrow and winding which makes it all that more interesting...More

1  Thank NortheastDiver
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The road to the top is OK, not too many places to see the views. At the top the visitor centre was closed and you have to walk to get above the tree lines to get good views. The week before I had driven the...More

4  Thank dave m
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We drive two hours to drive the toll road. When we arrived theirs was a "road closed" sign at the base of the road. We saw an employee at the gate so we asked him and he said the road was closed while they are...More

6  Thank Mom_USA70
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Fun driving up to the top - lots of twists and turns to navigate....we only spent a few hours, but you could surely spend a full day, hiking the trails.

2  Thank ettravelgirl
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I haven't driven up there in years but on a nice day it is a must do. At the top Of the road you can hike up to the top of Mt. Mansfield. Not a hard hike but definitely wear hiking shoes. A 360 view...More

1  Thank wendycooperhill
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12 June 2016|
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
I did in the above post .Miss it.Short answer weather pending will close these roads.If the tow road is block,it may very well be closed the following day.So answer call The Stowe Area to guide you Mount Mansfields, Stowe... More
Arthur T
7 September 2015|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
Our resort did not have coupons. Great views, crappy road, and way, way overpriced!!!