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Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road
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Mt. Washington Auto Rd.
Gorham, NH 03581
Phone: 603-466-3988

New England’s highest peak—6,288 feet—Mount Washington claims some of the world’s worst weather and the second-highest wind speed ever recorded. The eight-mile drive to the top is a hair-raiser; drop-away vistas on fair-weather days are stupendous, with visibility up to 130 miles and views of New York and the Atlantic. Bonus: The summit’s Extreme Mount Washington museum at the Mount Washington Observatory explores the nitty-gritty of the mountain’s subzero, hurricane-force drama. Road open May to October, depending on weather. Best White-Knuckle Vista
–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2015

You won’t soon forget this 8-mile drive up the Northeast’s highest peak. And with views of the Presidential Range, Huntington Ravine, even Boston, how could you? Drive yourself, or sit back and take a guided tour. Voted Best Road Climb.

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

$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

–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011

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 Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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