The 12.2 km (7.6 mi) Mount Washington Auto Road takes you to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak. Take a guided tour, or drive on your own. If you choose the latter, pick up an audio CD from the ticket office to accompany your drive with information about the geography, history, and lore of the mountain. As you ascend, each turn reveals breathtaking views of the Presidential Range. Your ticket for the road also includes admission to the summit's Extreme Mount Washington experience at the observatory, where you can learn about the mountain's winter. Be aware that the auto road is narrow and winding and doesn’t have guardrails. Nervous drivers should opt for the tour. Use our Gorham trip planning website to add Mount Washington Auto Road and other attractions to your Gorham vacation plans.
Mount Washington Auto Road Reviews
Took an amazing guided van tour to the top of Mount Washington on the last day of the season. Our tour guide Lorne was very informative and extremely knowledgeable. Will never forget the experience. more »
Did Mount Washington during a leaf peeping trip/driving tour. Bright sunshine at the bottom, lovely drive up, but thick fog/cloud and blowing wind at the top - come prepared for the possibility of... more »
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