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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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  • A great view ... or at least it would have been just before the top hadn't been swallowed by a cloud that there has never left. Make sure the weather before boarding because the road is a mountain road.
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  • First things first: check the weather before you go. The mountain is in clouds 7 out of 10 days, but if you catch it on the right day, you are in for a glorious treat. I was lucky, in that on my first...  more »
  • This is a great trip if you are lucky as we were to have a beautiful clear day. The CD given at the entrance has a lot of interesting information and helps to get a nice perspective of how little we a...  more »