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Mount Washington Auto Road

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
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So amazing. Not sure what the fear is about though.

So before we went up, after reading reviews- I was a bit worried and nearly cancelled because the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bklynyoga
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bklynyoga
Not for the faint of heart

Cost wife and I $40 for us and car. Took the self-driving tour and it is 8 miles of winding roads... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fenuzio
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
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Reviewed yesterday

So before we went up, after reading reviews- I was a bit worried and nearly cancelled because the reviews made it sound SO harrowing. It is not at all. It was so great, so safe and so not scary. You drive super slow, the road...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cost wife and I $40 for us and car. Took the self-driving tour and it is 8 miles of winding roads, with no guardrails, with only your faith, common sense, good driving skills, and some luck from drifting too close to the edge and becoming...More

1  Thank Fenuzio
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the steepest road with switchbacks that I have driven non-four wheel driving. But quite the thrill with spectacular views both along the way and at the top. Your vehicle MUST be in top mechanical and brakes in very good condition, otherwise not worth...More

1  Thank Elton R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is beautiful, but there are a few things to think about. The drive up and back down will require a car that can handle the slow pace up (our rental car would have struggled) and driving in low gear all the way back down....More

2  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've driven this road twice and absolutely love it. Plenty of places to stop off and take pictures or just to take in some breathtaking views. The weather can change in an instant so don't be discouraged if it ends up being cloudy when you...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Washington Stage Ride - great weather and tour to the top of the auto road and back. Beautiful views, informative tour and area, so much to see!!

Thank ukulelelady2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was a little different in the fact that we took a guided tour up the mountain to look for the rare Bicknell's thrush - only seen at certain high elevations. Even though we had a windy day and only fleeting glimpses of the...More

1  Thank ladychild
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out and had perfect weather...not very cold, very little wind, and blue skies. Easy drive up until the last couple of thousand feet...my husband spent more time watching the road than the scenery at that point since there were no guard rails plus...More

1  Thank NCRedhead105
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been up the auto road since I was ten or so, but da hubby wanted to ride our motorcycle up for the Ride to the Sky, so up we went, despite rain at the summit and a definite bit of fear of heights...More

Thank misschristina40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th time up to the top, once by foot while hiking, twice by motorcycle and this time by car for the first time. I was with someone who'd never been there before and I wanted to give her a good memory. There...More

Thank Eldor G
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nstalloju
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been on a Sunday but when I went up there were only bikes and tour vans allowed so many people booked the tour. I had to wait 1 1/2 hours for my trip so if it’s good weather it might be busy. But there is a nice... More
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Brian N
April 3, 2018|
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Response from mommaof8 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the snow coach is only available mid-december through march but maybe you can call and see if they are still operating since they may have snow still there. And like the above reviewer stated, it says $49 per... More
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KariK214
July 30, 2017|
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Response from midnightdream88 | Reviewed this property |
This is much scarier than the road to Hana in my opinion! No guardrails here on Mt Washington
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