Mt. Washington Auto Road, Gorham

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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  • Sunday Coach ride up with Hans. 1/17. Cloudy, winds, 63 mph @ 4200’ Six of us had a great ride, Hans was knowledgeable with a bit of Auto Road Blarney. With skiing limited and snowmobile trails not...  more »
  • I did this drive by myself, the ride up was fine, the higher you go the more narrow the road becomes and then at one point the road is not paved and the road also becomes more steep. There really...  more »
  • Went up to the summit with Hans behind the wheel. Right from the start Hans gave us not just a mere guided tour, but an experience! His knowledge of not only the road itself, but the history of the...  more »

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