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We knew we love this drive, great fun, marvellous scenery, easy parking at the top and lots of... read more

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Nicky L
Bury, United Kingdom
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Scary, but nice view

I was so glad when we got back down off the mountain. Some of the road was so scary (especially if... read more

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Aimee D
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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...more
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1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
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Reviewed today via mobile

We knew we love this drive, great fun, marvellous scenery, easy parking at the top and lots of turnouts on the way up and down for photo stops. The descriptive cd they give you is really good and well worth playing as you drive, still...More

Thank Nicky L
Reviewed today via mobile

I was so glad when we got back down off the mountain. Some of the road was so scary (especially if you are afraid of heights). It was nice though to get up high and see the beautiful views (and to get that must-have bumper...More

Thank Aimee D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a guided tour up and would recommend it for most people-it can be pretty nerve wracking at times. There were 8 people in the van which was fine. The guide was very nice and informative. We got an hour on the top which...More

Thank AMJ92
Reviewed 3 days ago

Glorious on a clear, calm summer day. I recommend the 3 hour tour to learn more about history, floral & fauna, weather, etc. and leave the driving to a professional. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and we had ample time to wander a bit off the...More

Thank k s
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had some friends come for a visit so we all headed out to the Auto Road. This was a first for everyone on the trip and we were quite pleased with the views and the overall experience. We opted not to eat at the...More

Thank ddean68
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were 7 of us and went on a sunny Saturday. We thought we would be in line for hours, however we made it up in +-45 minutes and a little shorter on the way down. What a view! It was also very informative &...More

Thank Sutton108
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Top Notch Inn does a wonderful job accommodating ATV riders and their equipment. The hotel is very quiet after 11:00 and it is near several very nice places to eat.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 6 days ago

My son drove us up the Mount Washington Auto Road. $31 for car and driver and $9 for each additional passenger. You are given a CD to play on the way up and down that tells you the history of the mountain. The road is...More

Thank BeachRock77
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is another MUST DO if you're in the White Mountains. The views are SPECTACULAR and the history from the TipTop House was a fun addition, too. There are SO many amazing photo ops along the way, and of course from the top. This was...More

Thank angelamarit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me preface this with, I am afraid of heights!! However, I have driven up the auto road many times, early morning at dusk (my husband was doing the bike race) so I couldn't really see how high up I was in the darkness of...More

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June 15, 2018|
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Response from Mary Ann M | Reviewed this property |
This time of year it is best to make an online reservation for the tour - you could take a chance but, generally, they are busy all summer long.
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
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