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Mount Washington Auto Road

1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
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Very informative tour ride and beautiful views!

We took the 2-hour tour up the auto road. Wayne, our driver, was personable, funny, informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephanie C
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Blown Away - Almost!

So... The day we went to drive the Mount Washington Auto Road some rainy weather was working its... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Drive yourself or take a 2 hour guided tour in company vans. Mt. Washington State Park and the Mt Washington Observatory are at the summit.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (79 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
+1 603-466-3988
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the 2-hour tour up the auto road. Wayne, our driver, was personable, funny, informative, and a great driver! After reading the reviews here, I was nervous, but I didn't feel scared once with Wayne driving. Two of the three members of my party...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed yesterday

So... The day we went to drive the Mount Washington Auto Road some rainy weather was working its way across the White Mountains. There were 70 mile per hour winds at the summit, and it was 5 degrees Celsius. A truly crazy experience, and not...More

Thank cardeia
Reviewed 2 days ago

The auto car road is well maintained and has several turnouts where you can stop your car to cool the brakes and look over the terrain. There are no guardrails and some areas are steep so make sure the driver is afraid of heights.

Thank Deadeye3321
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not a fan of heights at ALL! Being the age of 50 and seeing that life is not a guarantee ...I said I'm doing it! My wife and daughter also wanted to go up to the top really bad. Our driver's name was Rik....More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our car clubs 10 year anniversary of ascending Mt Washington for our sunset tour. And again, another great event. The weather wasn't very cooperative, but we made the best of it. The staff is always so accommodating. Thank you for making our "Park to Peak"...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience, and we didn't even get there in a clear day! We have two kids (ages 13 and 8) who do not like heights and while they were nervous when we first started up the road, they relaxed and we getting...More

Thank Mindy F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I did this on my own. The drive was beautiful, a little dicey for the last mile in the fog. Out of this world! So glad I did it. On top, there are several buildings to explore and the visitor center has restroom, museum, and...More

Thank katmai8
Howie W, General Manager at Mount Washington Auto Road, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this review that points out that it doesn't need to be a clear day to enjoy Mt Washington! Thanks for visiting and enjoying the fog, the people and the changing vegetation zones along the way! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

When visiting MY and in the North Conway, Gorham area be sure to plan a visit to the summit of mount Washington via the auto road.

Thank dmn1067
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a trip up a narrow, and I mean narrow, mountain road with little or no guide rails. Most of the road is paved but there are still portions that are dirt. How narrow and steep is it? Well, there are places that you can...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Where else in North America can you experience 35 degree weather, 35 mph winds, a fog in July? Mt. Washington Auto Road is a must drive attraction to the summit and to the weather station. Be prepared anytime you make the drive as the weather...More

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31 July 2017|
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Response from midnightdream88 | Reviewed this property |
This is much scarier than the road to Hana in my opinion! No guardrails here on Mt Washington
Muhammad k
18 June 2017|
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Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There shouldn't be a need to do so there is a booth at the base of the mountain where you buy your tickets and receive a cd for a guided tour if you drive your own car and a packet of info. The guided tours... More
Tom B
8 April 2017|
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Response from Howie W | Property representative |
All of the previous answers contain accurate info and it's fun to read of other's perspective. On the right day it is a ride that will live fondly in your memory for life! We see around 14,000 bikes each summer - so it's... More