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Mount Washington Auto Road

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Address: 1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
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+1 603-466-3988
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the...

Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Drive yourself or take a 2 hour guided tour in company vans. Mt. Washington State Park and the Mt Washington Observatory are at the summit.

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Cloudy Drive

This review is in regards to a drive made with over 100 Jeeps and many, many people. The drive up there was very easy and not that scary. There were a few spots where the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is in regards to a drive made with over 100 Jeeps and many, many people. The drive up there was very easy and not that scary. There were a few spots where the narrowness of the road might have worried some but other than that, cars were never in danger of colliding with one another. The tour guide... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While living in NH, we visited Mount Washington several times. This auto road is amazing! Great views from every direction possible. There is a Audio CD that accompanies the ride up, giving you a great story about the history of the mountain and auto road. At times, the road is so narrow that two cars can "barely" pass through. Mirrors... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our hire car up the auto road - well worth the gate fee and time spent in navigating the tortuous road. Views from the top were spectacular, we viewed the small museum and the old original hut at the top. Food selection at top was limited but did not seem over priced despite a captive market. I would... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to ride to the top of this fantastic mountain. The road is a bit steep in places and will work your motorcycle riding skills and clutch. The views from the top are fantastic. If you are near make thus trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Nissan Versa 2016 sedan rental car driven to the top of Mt. Washington on a beautiful sunny day. The temperature at the beginning of the road was around 64 F according to the vehicle's thermometer. By the time we reached the top, in barely 30 minutes, the thermometer said it was 39 F--and a ferocious wind made... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you;ve never been uo the Auto Road to Mt. Washington, this is a must. They'll give you a CD to play during your drive up. it's loaded with facts and interesting tid bitts. There a guest book to sign. There's a Museum loaded with interesting facts along with a cafeteria and a gift shop. Keep your vehicle in it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close as you will get to the pikes peak road on the east coast. Steep, winding, and fun. Can be cloudy at top so summit pics are iffy but a good time anyway. Nice gift shop at top. You may run into some a.t. trail hikers at the top. Make sure to stop at Glen falls a couple miles away... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

road in good condition but extreme, but if you have a fear of heights that it may be difficult to get there. View from top is impressive!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Though the climate wasn't good enjoyed every bit of this drive. We went during fall, so the whole path was colourful.

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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We opted for the guided tour, as I was with my mom and neither of us trusted the other to not drive us off the mountain ;) Better safe than sorry. haha. We arrived early for the first tour up and were in the back of the van (6 passengers total plus driver). You could see just fine from the... More 

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