Mt. Washington Auto Road

Physical Address: 1 Mount Washington Auto Road Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch
Gorham, NH
GPS Coordinates: 44.28850, -71.22580
Mailing Address: PO Box 278
Gorham, NH 03581-0278
Phone: 603-466-3988
Fax: 603-466-3328

General Information:

Comfortable Winter Tours to an extreme world on Mount Washington!

Climb aboard the all-wheel drive Mt. Washington SnowCoach for a one-of-a-kind adventure anyone of any age will enjoy! The unique 4-track system allows the 9-passenger SnowCoach to deliver you to the world above treeline (4,200 feet) for a truly unforgettable experience. SnowCoach tours are approximately 1¼ hour long and depart daily from December through March from the Great Glen Trails base lodge at the base of Mt. Washington on a first come, first served basis. Options to snowshoe down the Auto Road available!

From May through October A drive on the Mount Washington Auto Road is a drive unlike any other. With the ever-changing weather conditions on New England’s highest peak, no two trips are the same. Bluebird skies and stunning vistas may greet you one day. The next day you could have the adventure of a lifetime in the peak’s strong winds, remarkable fog and rapidly moving clouds. On any day, your adventure awaits. Whether you drive yourself or take one of our guided tours, your trip on the Mount Washington Auto Road will create a lifelong memory. The home of the “World’s Worst Weather” is waiting for you to start your adventure. Watch the fog grow and change, try a short hike or just take in the view. The Mount Washington Auto Road is your gateway to all this American icon has to offer. At the base you can enjoy the Glen View café, and the Red Barn Museum of Auto Road history featuring stagecoaches from the 1800’s up through today. Take a guided tour in an Auto Road van with an experienced and knowledgeable driver and learn about the mountain’s ecology, history, legends, and lore. Or you can drive your own vehicle and receive an audio tour on cassette or CD - AND the world famous "THIS CAR CLIMBED MT. WASHINGTON" bumper sticker! The Auto Road is the oldest manmade attraction in America. Guided tours in Auto Road vans are available from 8:30 am until 5 pm and take approximately 2 hours round trip including 1 hour on the summit. See you on the Auto Road!


Just 25 scenic minutes north of North Conway village on Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch.