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New England By the Numbers: Mt. Washington Auto Road

24:37.6
minutes/seconds: record Auto Road time set by Harry Harkness in the first “Climb to the Clouds” race, July 1904

49:24
minutes/seconds: Thomas Danielson’s record cycling time up the Auto Road, set in 2002

6:20.47
minutes/seconds: current Auto Road driving record set by Travis Pastrana in Sept. 2010 (advance Clouds test session)

$5
cost per person to take a stagecoach up the Carriage Road in 1871

130
minutes: Freeman Stanley’s time driving the first auto to climb Mt. Washington, 1899

150
years old: age of the 7.6-mile Auto Road (called the Carriage Road in 1861), “America’s oldest manmade tourist attraction”

750,000
total number of cars driven up the Auto Road since 1899

3
number of fatalities that have occurred on the road since it opened in 1861

$25 cost per car and driver to travel up the Auto Road in 2011

140,000
number of people who drive the Auto Road each year

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Monday, April 18th, 2011
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