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Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road

Stowe, VT
+1 802-253-3000
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It Doesn't Get You to the Top of the Mountain!

While very pricey, the mostly gravel toll road is absolutely indispensable in getting you near, but... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Doug F
Rochester, New York
Great Option to get to the top of Mount Mansfield and to see great views.

Hiking from base to face of Mount Mansfield is difficult, especially if you have issues with steep... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Painesville, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

While very pricey, the mostly gravel toll road is absolutely indispensable in getting you near, but not at, the top of Mount Mansfield. There is a two mile, very difficult, hike waiting for you at the top parking lot to get you to the actual...More

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Hiking from base to face of Mount Mansfield is difficult, especially if you have issues with steep edges. Taking toll road lets you see views to east and west. Easier hike to the forehead, getting to chin is difficult for those with problems with steep...More

Thank ShadowtheKitty
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Unless the leaves are turning, I don't think this drive is worth the cost. The roads are not totally paved and the drive isn't that picturesque. There are plenty of pretty drives and sights in the area that are free.

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We drove up to the top so we could do the two mile hike across the ridge to the top of Mount Mansfield. The drive up was some of the best fall foliage we'd seen in Vermont. Most of it is along the road because...More

Thank Monica_W1970
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Most of the ride is in the trees without a good view; however, there are two or three spots with an excellent view. Also did Stowe Gondola ride and felt the view was better from the Mountain road. The drive is not for nervous drivers,...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We did this the first week of October and the fall colors were beautiful. We were on a tight schedule and didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked at the top but it was still worth it. It takes about...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit the area you should see it. Not Mount Washington, but it is the highest mountain in Vermont. Views were quite spectacular especially during peak foliage!!

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We did this fun drive up the mountains on a Friday afternoon. the road up is narrow, unpaved and very exciting and fun to drive. The views are very cool. However, we only enjoyed half the views because on our way up it started rainy...More

Thank Shanker B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a must do if you like beautiful views, hiking, and driving on narrow mountain roads! We found it interesting and exciting. Driving up seems fairly straightforward until the road begins to narrow and the sharply angled cut-backs get tighter and steeper! There were...More

Thank SpanishTroubadour
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Toll Rd worth the $$... beautiful views at the top. Hike across ridge tricky in spots for "older" folks!

Thank Cindy R
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11 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!!!