Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham

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The 12.2 km (7.6 mi) Mount Washington Auto Road takes you to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak. Take a guided tour, or drive on your own. If you choose the latter, pick up an audio CD from the ticket office to accompany your drive with information about the geography, history, and lore of the mountain. As you ascend, each turn reveals breathtaking views of the Presidential Range. Your ticket for the road also includes admission to the summit's Extreme Mount Washington experience at the observatory, where you can learn about the mountain's winter. Be aware that the auto road is narrow and winding and doesn’t have guardrails. Nervous drivers should opt for the tour. Use our Gorham trip planning website to add Mount Washington Auto Road and other attractions to your Gorham vacation plans.
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  • This is a very scenic ride to the top of Mt Washington. However, watch the weather. Its a winding road and can be dangerous in bad weather. Plus, you won't see anything. Only took a car up there once....  more »
  • If you have never driven in narrow roads, uphill, no rail guards, at this high, you would want to prepare, mentally. We drove 14000-foot mountains in Colorado in worst condition so this one (6000 feet...  more »
  • This is the worst spot on earth for weather! All of the storm patterns tend to converge at Mt Washington- we learned that on our visit, including a private tour of their weather station. We were lucky...  more »
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