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Mt Washington Auto Rd, Gorham
(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
The 12.2 km (7.6 mi) Mt Washington Auto Rd 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mt Washington Auto Rd and many more Gorham attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Gorham trip itinerary builder.
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  • Close as you will get to the pikes peak road on the east coast. Steep, winding, and fun. Can be cloudy at top so summit pics are iffy but a good time anyway. Nice gift shop at top. You may run into so...  more »
  • road in good condition but extreme, but if you have a fear of heights that it may be difficult to get there. View from top is impressive! 
  • The road from our home in Massachusetts to mount takes 4:00. Went 2 times. For the first time did not climb as above that it caught fire and the entrance closed. The second time came-the entire top of the mountain was in the cloud. But since people are still allowed, we decided to climb) at the top of the course visibility was zero-have to go again to fully enjoy the views! Almost 30 $ were spent a little down the drain. But on the descent below the clouds, it was of course very nicely, as though in Iceland are
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