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Mount Washington Auto Road

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Address: 1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone Number: +1 603-466-3988
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Beautiful drive.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sanjaya R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Lisa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves to drive these windy mountain roads. I'm not a great passenger, but I try! There's a lot of times when I'm closing my eyes, pushing the "imaginary" brake in front of me, and squealing in terror. But I try to take good photos and video, because the view is truly amazing all the way up and all... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First things first: check the weather before you go. The mountain is in clouds 7 out of 10 days, but if you catch it on the right day, you are in for a glorious treat. I was lucky, in that on my first day in the area, it was beautifully clear. I chose to take one of the guided coaches... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is a great trip if you are lucky as we were to have a beautiful clear day. The CD given at the entrance has a lot of interesting information and helps to get a nice perspective of how little we are/ There were many many people here before us and very courages people that have made this road possible.... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

It started out fine but we payed 28 dollars for no views at all. There was a thick fog at the top with hail and snow, but we made it to the summit! It was cold, no fun, so we went down quickly. Even in this weather it was crowded! It really was a trip to remember. So if you... More 

Thank Bert W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Try to start early or be in the line by 3pm as the entry closes at 4pm sharp and there will be a queue during fall season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful clear day when we were staying in the area, so it was perfect to drive up Mount Washington. We thought the walk might be too tricky and the train was too expensive so we opted for the drive. With hindsight the walk probably would have been fine, but even knowing this now... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Mount Washington is an absolute must do on one of the 60 or so each days when it is not covered in cloud. Driving up had some anxiety provoking moments but it is possible to pass another car without falling off! The view at the top soon settles the nerves and the way down seemed a much more relaxing trip!

Thank Jonathan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We skipped a night's sleep to drive from NY and visit this on columbus day weekend. Worth it. Fall colours at the base were great and the drive to summit was pretty exciting. Beware of the winds though. My bare hands couldn't manage the temperatures for more than an 45 mins. Also, the traffic in white mountains at this time... More 

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