We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Thrill up the mountain!

First time riding in passenger seat to top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. It was a thrill for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Debbie O
via mobile
Great trip

This was a fun experience. We drove up ourselves and they give you an audio CD that tells about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy V
Springfield, New Jersey
Read all 1,747 reviews
All photos (1,450)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“auto road”(305 reviews)
“guided tour”(105 reviews)
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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,747)
Filter reviews
1,643 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews auto road guided tour afraid of heights low gear narrow road confident driver great drive tree line white knuckle steep drop offs cog railway nerve wracking audio cd coming down scary drive gift shop bring a jacket
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,643 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time riding in passenger seat to top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. It was a thrill for sure hanging on mountain’s edge with no guardrails, except for maybe some rocks in places. Two lane road with lots of curves and beautiful vistas. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fun experience. We drove up ourselves and they give you an audio CD that tells about the history of the auto road. There were several places to pull over if you wanted to stop for pictures or hike on one of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in anyway considering doing this, forget the doubt and do it!! I am used to climbing and hiking mountains more so then driving to them but with limited time on a short trip taking the auto road was the only option. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 679davec
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get out your brave for this trip. As you ride up the mountain in a comfortable van, designed for the steep climb up, it's like being on the edge. My seat was next to the window and I tried not to gasp when I looked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MH B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here by motorcoach with our Winnebago caravan group. The mountains were pretty but saw no moose. It is like the Smokys where we live at. Recommend to all. Rating.. Good.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was one of the places I wanted to see before living this world and it’s been accomplished. So happy to be able to go all the way up and enjoy this beauty of nature.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yamarisg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Washington, a peak of 6600 with the worst weather on the planet. Yes, the winds were clocked at 231 MPH in 1932. This is something I always wanted to do but the path is closed to regular traffic from October 20th - May 20th...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank DAS12NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip to New Hampshire we drove up the auto road. The entry fee was a bit pricey but so worth it! The views were amazing! I got purposed to on one of the peaks! Breathtaking views!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ElenaTravels9
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be safe, stress-free, and enjoy lots of stories by the van drivers, take the vans. The view from the top depends entirely on the weather, but it's always a lot cooler than at the bottom. Bring your windbreaker.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank jfkrn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have driven up the auto road twice before. This time we opted to take the van (stage). Our driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable. This day the mountain was completely fogged in so the views were limited. But we love this mountain.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 895gayleh
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
The Glen House Hotel
458 reviews
.11 miles away
Royalty Inn
827 reviews
7.32 miles away
Town & Country Inn and Resort
408 reviews
7.36 miles away
Top Notch Inn
1,085 reviews
7.40 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 27 nearby restaurants
Libby's Bistro
165 reviews
7.28 miles away
The WaterWheel
274 reviews
9.76 miles away
Saalt Pub
279 reviews
7.28 miles away
White Mountain Cafe & Bookstore
198 reviews
7.36 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 18 nearby attractions
Glen Ellis Falls
313 reviews
3.42 miles away
Mount Washington State Park
83 reviews
4.09 miles away
Mount Washington Valley
49 reviews
4.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 5, 2019|
Response from rajsviewfinder | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to go all the way up .. will be more windy and cold .. fall colors are awesome in mt Washington
May 7, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Celtichief | Reviewed this property |
My best answer would be search Mount Washington Road on YouTube. There are a number of videos that give you a good perspective on what the trip is like. It's scary, but worth it!
February 4, 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
We took our own car it cost was about $40.00 dollars for two of us and so much for each additional person.But they also have a train car that goes up and down that looked nice.I don’t know the. Cost.