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Mount Washington Auto Road

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
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Not for the faint of heart

I was first up the Mount Washington Auto Road at 730am on a Sunday morning. It's a beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stamford, Connecticut
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First Time? Take a Tour!

I was traveling alone and am so happy I decided to sign up for the 3-hour Guided Adventure Tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jenny S
Hagerstown, Maryland
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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was first up the Mount Washington Auto Road at 730am on a Sunday morning. It's a beautiful, scenic 7 mile drive to the top that is not for the faint of heart. There are drop offs that seem too close for comfort. The road...More

Reviewed yesterday

I was traveling alone and am so happy I decided to sign up for the 3-hour Guided Adventure Tour. Otherwise I would not have been able to take great pics and videos on the drive. By taking the tour our group learned about the geology,...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The auto road is amazing. We took the van tour and it was great. First, we visited the museum at the bottom and that was a perfect start to a great day. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had been giving tours for 36...More

Thank 207melissa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I hope my review does not scare you away. I do not scare easily... But want to be honest. I've been wanting to make this trip for quite sometime & "OH MY!" Definitely not what I expected! This drive is extremely scary both going up...More

Thank PrzGrl123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took the tour are were glad that we chose that option. The upper psrt of the road is narrow and treacherous. I couldn't have enjoyed the experience if I had been driving. Also we would have missed all of the interesting...More

Thank FSUWizard
Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice drive up to the top, but if you are a nervous driver and afraid of heights I can't say that I would recommend it. Worth the drive to the top, great view of the surrounding mountains. Sometimes a bit windy.

Thank AQMike
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st off before you even think about doing this watch 1 or 5 you tube videos on it. The road is wide enough to fit 2 decent cars. Yea no guard rails but definitely gets the blood pumping. Also one trick is to set your...More

Thank XxTiperxX
Reviewed 5 days ago

We picked a nice day and started out early. The base station (across from the auto road entrance) has a bathroom, cafe and gift station and if you want them to drive you, there are guided tours. At the hut you pay for the car/driver...More

Thank avcapron
Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove up. Not for faint of heart!!!! You can go on guided tours. The views we're phenomenal!!!! The top was VERY windy and cold. Take a jacket!!!!! The temp dropped from 85 at the bottom to 55 at the summit.Has the observatory, gift shop...More

Thank Mary Jo M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had planned to drive up ourselves, but the auto road was closed for an event that day. The guided bus tour was running so we took that and I'm really glad that we did. The guide gave us an entertaining talk about the place...More

Thank Traveller086
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Muhammad k
18 June 2017|
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Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There shouldn't be a need to do so there is a booth at the base of the mountain where you buy your tickets and receive a cd for a guided tour if you drive your own car and a packet of info. The guided tours... More
Tom B
8 April 2017|
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Response from Howie W | Property representative |
All of the previous answers contain accurate info and it's fun to read of other's perspective. On the right day it is a ride that will live fondly in your memory for life! We see around 14,000 bikes each summer - so it's... More
edward r
24 January 2017|
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Response from Howie W | Property representative |
Absolutely! You'll have a great time!