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:

Guided Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn the true nature and history of Mount Washington and the Auto Road. Driven by one of our accomplished and dedicated tour guides, your “stage driver” will offer stories, anecdotes, legends, history and insight into the ecological wonder of Mount Washington as well as point out interesting features and scenic opportunities from the base to the 6,288-foot summit. See more ONLINE

Due to its remarkable location, weather, and history, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is unlike any other driving experience in the Eastern United States. A trip on Mt. Washington Auto Road is a one-of-a-kind experience offering ever-changing weather extremes, panoramic views and the opportunity to pass through four distinct climate zones as you climb to the highest peak in the Northeast.

The constantly-changing weather adds to the allure and mystique of the famous peak, often allowing visitors to experience high winds and dramatic cloud formations. With an average grade of 12%, a single mile of hard-packed gravel road around mid mountain, and above-treeline views beginning around 4,200 feet, this is truly one of the most spectacular drives in the Northeast!


Just 25 scenic minutes north of North Conway village on Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch. Take a right off Route 302 in Bartlet onto Route 16 North. Just 3 miles north of Wildcat Ski Area.