From Base to Summit, Find Adventure at Every Turn
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!
If you are a first time visitor who is not comfortable with heights or narrow mountain roads without guardrails, you may choose to enjoy one of our comfortable guided tours rather than driving your own vehicle.
|Car & Driver||$31|
|Motorcycle & Operator||$17|
|Child (Ages 5-12) Passenger||$7|
|Under 5 Yrs.||FREE|
Driving the Auto Road is about a new experience at every turn, even if you’ve already driven it several times. Weather, foliage, views…they’re always changing and keep the trips exciting. Drive yourself and earn the famous “This Car Climbed Mount Washington” bumper sticker.
If you have any questions about driving the Auto Road yourself, please call us at (603) 466-3988.