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Mount Washington Auto Road

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Address: 1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone Number: 16034663988
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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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Great day --but scary!

We loved our day at Mount Washington! The ride was a little scary, at times, but not unexpectedly!! We were lucky to be here for one of the 65 days a year when it is sunny at the... read more

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved our day at Mount Washington! The ride was a little scary, at times, but not unexpectedly!! We were lucky to be here for one of the 65 days a year when it is sunny at the top! We had great views. Would I do it again? Probably not, due to scariness of the road. We found it was... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been afraid of heights for as long as I can remember, and we were going to take the guided tour...until we found out it was a 3 hour wait! So off we went in our own car! The drive was really easy and all other cars on the road were extremely respectful and pulled over/stopped to let others by.... More 

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Thank Rebecca P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have driven Follow the Sun Road in Glacier National Park and thought that was challenging. This drive was scary. No guard rails at all. Hair pin and switchbacks. Road is narrow barely fitting two cars. Thank goodness there was not that much traffic. Cost was surprising...$29 for car and driver then $9 per extra persons in car. Clouds were... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wanted to drive this to the summit. It was 55 at the base and windy. It was 37 with 50+ mph winds at the top. The road is mostly paved except for 1/2 mile section above the tree line. That section is tighter for 2 cars to pass by. Both up and down it is suggested to use low... More 

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Thank William M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Auto Road to Mountain Washington starts with a toll (about 30$ per car and 9$ per person) and continues to curve within an uphill forest up until above the trees line and to the top, where plenty of parking is available. The way down is very steep and you need to mind your breaks so they won't over heat...... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read the reviews so I knew what i was getting into, nonetheless I was scared. I would never drive this myself, but my husband was comfortable doing it (has also driven Beartooth Pass). I can't get over how there is NO guard rail and you can see straight down. Plus we had a scary moment when the other driver... More 

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cardiff, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant drive up and down, cafe, museum, gift shop etc on the top. Not cheap but well worth the money.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay folks, If you don't like heights, are not confident to drive 12 inches or less from a big drop and don't like giving way to other drivers.....don't bother. The trip up the road to the top of the mountain cost us $34 dollars. For that we got access to the road, an audio CD giving us a tour guide,... More 

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Thank Valo2207
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted to take the guided tour up and we were glad we did. it's much easier to see the views during the trip up and down instead of having to focus on driving. The views at the summit were breath taking. The weather station equipment is impressive. Be sure to see the Extreme exhibit once you're on the summit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad we decided to go with the van tour instead of driving ourselves. I had several palpitations as the road narrowed in some parts and when the fog got so thick you could not see what was in front of you, but our driver was amazing! He said he was fairly new, but he didn't seem like... More 

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