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Mount Washington Auto Road

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Address: Rte 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone Number: 603 466 3988
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Activities: Driving
Description: 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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So much fun!!!

Did the auto road today. They do charge you for car and passengers, but so worth the trip. Some of the ride is a bit scary, but you can't beat the views! There are no guard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Did the auto road today. They do charge you for car and passengers, but so worth the trip. Some of the ride is a bit scary, but you can't beat the views! There are no guard rails and you can only drive about 15 mph. On the way down you will need to pull off and let your brakes cool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were just passing through North Conway so didn't have the luxury to wait for a nicer day. We travelled on a cloudy day so the top was all haze. Still a beautiful trip up the mountain. Little expensive to travel up in my opinion... $28 for the car and $8 per adult passenger. It comes with an information package,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

For those who can't or won't take on hiking the highest peak in the Northeast, the Auto Road is a must do! Whether in your own vehicle with CD narration or a guided van ride up the 8 mile road you do NOT want to miss the gorgeous trip up and down this wonderful mountain. Not for the faint of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Today we drove the Mount Washington Auto Road up to the top of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. The Auto Road is privately owned (we thought it was part of a state park) so you pay a fee to drive up: Car and driver is $28; Each additional adult passenger is $8; children 5-12 are $6. So it was $36 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove the auto road to the top of Mount Washington in our Hyundai Elantra. This small car made it to the top with no problems at all. However, if you are afraid of heights, you should not be the driver. The auto road is well paved except for a 1-1.5 mile portion toward the top. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such a fantastic drive! I arrived early (8am) so was able to drive to the top 4 times before the big minivan convoy. If you want to enjoy the drive (car and motorcycle guys take note...) arrive early! bring something warm to wear up at the top as it will be much colder at the summit than at the base.... More 

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Taberg, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Scary ride up if your in the passenger side of the car. no guard rails on the road. totally worth the trip.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome trip by car up to the top of Mount Washington! The weather change from the bottom to the top was drastic. There was still snow in a few places even in late May. The CD narration is a must to learn the history of the road. Hang on and have fun!

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Medford, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a fun drive and the whole family enjoyed it. Other drivers were cooperative, making it a safe experience for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a steeeep drive, but if you go slow and drive in 1st gear it's ok. No guardrails but we didn't feel like we would drive off the edge. There is a one mile unpaved section 3/4 of the way up. You pay a small fee to enter, they give you an interesting historic CD to listen to and... More 

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Address: Rte 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone Number: 603 466 3988
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Gorham

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