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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  • Took the ride up the mountain and had a blast! I suggest everyone try this at least once. It was a fantastic experience.  more »
  • Absolutely loved the ride up. Hans was very friendly and knowledgeable and made it a rather memorable experience! Would totally do it again! (Attached are some photos of the amazing views from the...  more »

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