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Mount Washington Auto Road

Rte 16, Pinkham Notch, PO Box 278, Gorham, NH 03581
603 466 3988
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Gorham
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Woodsville, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Finally, today, after living less than 50 miles from Mount Washington for the past 10 years I finally convinced my wife we had to do it. I loved the ride up, she did not, but it was as awesome as it was challenging. Yes there are hairpin curves, yes there are no guard rails, yes you are literally driving inches... More

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We signed up for the tour in a van up Mt. Washington. We also did this at Pikes Peak two years ago so we wanted to compare. It was a beautiful drive and our driver, Patty, was very knowledgeable. We got to spend an hour at the top on our own. We saw and learned a lot about Mt. Washington... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a fantastic day trip! Breathtaking views! Was a clear day and we could see the ocean. Nicely put together. One of a kind!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was first time ride up the mountain. First 4 miles are a piece of cake and next 3 miles one has be slow and travel only in first gear all the way up. Wife and kids enjoyed it and once we reached the summit , we took some great photos.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

OMG This beat any roller coaster ride I have ever taken. This road/trip is not for the fainthearted or people with a fear of heights. Take into consideration that I am a Senior and afraid of heights when I say that I was terrified! You couldn't make me do it again on a bet. But, it appeared I was the... More

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Malibu, California
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37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been to the top of Mt Washington twice before and both via the Cog Railway. The auto road always intrigued me. It is quite a climb to the top. The last 2500 ft in elevation was as if we were within a cloud! Beware of idiot drivers! Some drivers think the yellow line should line up with the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

the price was to expensive, but okay for a once in a lifetime experience. our driver was friendly and the day was a clear and beautiful one.

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Detroit, Michigan
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well, we had a rental car & drove up to the top of Mt. Washington. Wow, what views.from the road and at the top. Scared my wife so much on the way up & down in spots she shut her eyes (lol) due to no guard rails and cars passing you going the opposite way on the same road. At... More

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dublin
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Mount Washington Auto Road is a privately owned attraction, not run by the state or national parks. It is an 8 mile UPHILL ride with no guard rails and steep grade. They do give you a cd to listen to on your ride, which is informative. The day of my drive the view was spectacular. I do suffer from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of those attractions that you must see if you're in the White Mountains. You can take the train but if you're someone who likes driving then the Auto Road is the only way to go. It's much cheaper than the train and there's opportunities to stop on the way to the summit to take in the views.... More

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