Mount Washington Auto Road, 1 Mount Washington Auto Rd., is reached via SR 16, about 8 mi. s. of Gorham. The scenic trip requires 30 to 45 minutes each way; frequent turnouts provide views. Low gear should be used both ways. Because of steep grades and sharp curves, driving instructions are available at the toll house and should be heeded. For those who prefer not to drive, guided tours are available with a 1-hour stop at the summit.
Note: For safety, towed trailers, motor homes, pickup campers, certain vehicles with full passenger loads, vehicles with a wheelbase longer than 161 inches or wider than 85 inches (including mirrors) are not permitted. Allow 2 hours minimum for the driving tour or the guided tour.
Guided tours are available.
Driving tour (includes CD) $29 (driver); $8 (passengers); $7 (ages 5-12); $17 (motorcycle and driver). Guided tour $36; $31 (ages 62+ and military with ID); $16 (ages 5-12). SnowCoach tour $49; $30 (ages 5-12).
Hours: Daily 7:30-6, early June-Labor Day; schedule varies early May-early June and day after Labor Day-late Oct. (weather permitting). Guided tours daily 8:30-5, mid-May through Sept. 30; 8:30-4:30, Oct. 1-third week in Oct. (weather permitting). SnowCoach guided tours daily 8:30-3, Dec.-Mar. (weather permitting).