Mt Washington Auto Rd, Gorham

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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. Use our Gorham trip planning website to add Mt Washington Auto Rd and other attractions to your Gorham vacation plans.
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  • Thrilling ride up the auto road, either drive yourself or take the auto road can, on a clear day the views are amazing, you can see into Canada!  more »
  • The rise in car is pretty scary, but once on top if the weather is nice you will have a great view and great. Dress warm because it's cold up there but if it was 30 degrees celcius at the bottom. Down is less stressful but making a few stops to cool the brakes.
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  • To be honest I never thought of traveling this. I thought it sounded boring and expensive!!! Well, I was wrong. This was one of my highlights during my trip to the White Mountains. We rented a Jeep Wr...  more »
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