Mt. Washington Auto Road
America's oldest and continuously-operating attraction
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Jan 5, 2018
The moment you step out into the frozen air on the way up Mount Washington — one of the most frigid spots in the lower 48 — the icy wind steals your breath and freezes your eyelashes...
Jun 7, 2017
New Hampshire’s Premier Running Events Held At Mount Washington
- Trail Runners Navigate the Forests of Great Glen
- Road Runners Tackle the Legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road
May 19, 2017
The Mt. Washington Auto Road was completed in 1861, and is now open for its 156th season. Earlier this week, the higher elevations of Mount Washington received nearly three feet of snow, which delayed the road being open to the summit. Visitors have had access to lower half of the Auto Road this week—to just above treeline—but now we’re excited to announce that the road will be open to the summit on Saturday, May 20.
Mar 10, 2017
History was made again with the 2017 Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds. Held in cold, blue-sky conditions on March 5, it marked the first time that fatbikers have joined this annual winter event.
Mar 1, 2017
The strong partnership between Northeast Delta Dental and the Mt. Washington Auto Road, bolstered by the Auto Road’s ongoing commitment to local communities, has resulted in annual donations totaling over $80,000 to Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS).
Jan 24, 2017
Half a century since the last Glen House stood on this site, the family-owned Mount Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC) which has owned and operated the Mt. Washington Auto Road since 1906, intends to have the fifth iteration of the hotel open by May 2018.
Aug 7, 2016
Oldest man-made attraction in America to offer free drive to summit to cars
with famous bumper sticker attached.
May 25, 2016
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has officially opened to the summit for its 155th season. The 7.6-mile, privately-owned Auto Road will be open for guided tours, as well as for guests to drive themselves by car, light truck or motorcycle (weather permitting).
Apr 28, 2016
The Mt. Washington Auto Road will begin its 155th season on Saturday, April 30 for guests to drive their own vehicles to treeline at 4,200 feet. Operating hours for the weekend will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the northern Presidentials and Great Gulf Wilderness offering a true taste of the Mount Washington experience. Passenger vehicles may not be left unattended.
Dec 26, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road added to their long list of historical firsts the day after Christmas when they re-opened the regular guided tour service for 2015. Never before in the company's 154-year history have regular tours been conducted on the mountain in December.
Oct 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015 was the final day of summer operations for the Mt. Washington Auto Road bringing its 154th season to a close. Significant snowfall and freezing temperatures caused this one week earlier than planned schedule change. The Mt. Washington Auto Road is now closed for the summer season for all traffic and guided tours, but will reopen in December for winter tours on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.
Jul 27, 2015
The Automobii Lamborghini America made a visit to the Mt. Washington Auto Road on the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. Owners of twenty-four Lamborghini’s, a mix of mostly 610HP V10 Huracán’s and the 700HP V12 Aventador’s, enjoyed lunch at the base of the Mt. Washington Road and Great Glen Trails after enjoying a thrilling ride to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
Jul 16, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has expanded guided tour options with a 3-hour version offering guests additional ways to explore Mount Washington. The Auto Road will now offer 2- and 3-hour versions of their guided tours allowing guests to spend more time exploring scenic areas along the Road as well the option to spend more time on the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
Jul 3, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road continues its long tradition of supporting automotive innovation and environmental responsibility with the 40th year of the Alt Energy Summit, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Free to the general public, the event is expected to be one of the largest single gatherings of alternative energy vehicles in the country.
May 14, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road has officially opened to the summit as of May 14 for its 154th season. The 7.6-mile, privately-owned Auto Road will be open for guided tours, as well as for guests to drive themselves by car, light truck or motorcycle (weather permitting).
Apr 30, 2015
The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open for its 154th season on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00am for guests to drive their own vehicles to treeline at 4,200 feet. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks and offers a true taste of the Mt. Washington experience.