Mt. Washington Auto Road, Gorham

4.4
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
The 12.2 km (7.6 mi) Mt. 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 Mt. Washington Auto Road and other attractions to your Gorham vacation plans.
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  • We really enjoyed the drive and the views. We've been seeing the bumper sticker since we were kids (A looong time ago) and now we have one of our own! Lucky we had a beautiful day. If you are in the....  more »
  • Exceedingly RUDE and disrespectful staff: Me and my friend hiked up Mt. Washington together. Unfortunately, by the time we got up my friend wasn't feeling well. After talking with park staff at the...  more »
  • I absolutely loved this 7-8 mile drive up the auto rd. There is so beautiful scenery and so many pull-offs to view the amazing countryside. Unfortunately on our day up it was very cloudy on top and...  more »

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