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Cannon Mountain, Franconia

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Nestled within the White Mountains, Cannon Mountain boasts towering cliff faces, forested slopes, and extensive ski areas open to the public. Stop by the mountain, located within the bounds of a state park, and marvel at its 1,240 m (4,080 ft) facade of sheer rock. Try your hand at climbing on one of the mountain's several routes, popular among visiting enthusiasts. In the ski season visitors flock here thanks to the variety of runs and slopes serviced by a system of ski lifts. Alternatively, just pop on some comfortable hiking shoes and make use of the area's crisscrossing network of trails offering sweeping views over the surrounding terrain. Use our Franconia travel itinerary maker to visit Cannon Mountain on your trip to Franconia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Park close by, walk minimal distance to lodge and ticket office. Easy to find a spot to gear up and store bags. Steps to lifts and excellent terrain. Plenty of intermediate and expert trails with clea...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful mountain. The peak has nice vertical with Profile, and the sides of the mountain dropping into Echo lake are wonderful. I look forward to returning with the family next winter...  more »
  • Second time to Cannon. This time was a three day trip. It allowed for more exploration. The new Bode Miller training facility was outstanding for racers. The terrain varies a lot, and offers something...  more »

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