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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  • Exhilarating experience but also something that is not for anxious people!! I do not suffer from anxiety, but I was gripping the steering wheel!! Started out clear, sunny and 70 degrees. At the...  more »
  • This was an amazing tour! We took the two hour guided tour, and it was great! It’s a windy mountain rd, and as someone afraid of heights, I’m glad someone else was driving! Our guide shared great...  more »

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