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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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Unpredictable Weather - Consistently Terrifying Drive

You can't warn people enough about either the weather on the top, or the remarkably tight road conditions going up or down. We arrived at 9:00 AM in bright sunshine and temps... read more

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't warn people enough about either the weather on the top, or the remarkably tight road conditions going up or down. We arrived at 9:00 AM in bright sunshine and temps around 80. but the top was hidden in cloud and the wind was gusting up to 55mph. We left our trailer at the bottom, with the motorcycles in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we headed up around 10am on a weekday. The traffic was pretty good and we had lots of time to take in our surroundings and beauty of it all. By the time we reached the summit the fog had started to roll in so we headed to the small museum and had our lunch that we had brought up with... More 

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Mystic Country, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG!!! Not for the faint of heart!!! I have NEVER been so scared in my entire life... Let me start off by saying it was 80 degrees and beautiful at the Base...at @ 5000 feet it turned ugly, really really quickly. We were in pea soup fog so thick I couldn't see the front of my car never mind the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't know what to expect when we arrived at the foot of Mount Washington. After paying $38 for 2 of us and our car at 4.45pm I really wondered if this was going to be worth it considering we were told to be out of the park by 6.45pm. It was worth it. Amazing experience driving up a very... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What else is there to say about driving up a road that climbs to 6000+ feet and the road at some points are not paved because its too steep and paving would not allow for 2 cars to pass. Its one of those things that are a must do on a bucket list. We took the guided tour, our driver... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband really wanted to drive the auto road. I'm afraid of heights, but reluctantly agreed. The ride up the mountain terrified me. I was okay as long as another car was not coming in the opposite direction. When we had to pull to the right to allow room for cars going the other way, I had to cover my... More 

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Mount Jackson, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, it was foggy the day we went, as is apparently often the case. I expect the views would have been fantastic on a clear day. The year round average temperature is a mere 27 degrees F, and I don't think it was much warmer than that when we went, even though it was almost 90 at the bottom of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views on a sunny day are just about the best anywhere. I could not stop taking pictures. Since it is only sunny about 40% of the time, do not waste an opportunity to view the summit. There is a charge to drive the road ($38 for 2 people in a vehicle), but you also get a CD that offers... More 

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Clinton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was the passenger on this journey driving up Mount Washington. Not going to lie I am afraid of heights, and this narrow road up the mountain with some sheer drop offs on each side, gets to be pretty frightening, but very worth it. We loved the views so much, we went back and HIKE to the top a month... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Climbing Mount Washington by car is an experience in itself (never mind the hikers who took 4 hours to climb). The road is windy and just wide enough for 2 cars to pass. There are no guard rails to prevent you form going over the side of the road, You start by driving through forest area and gradually the trees... More 

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