About the Auto Road

Opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s Oldest Manmade Tourist Attraction and an unmatched driving experience your family will always remember. From the first horse-drawn wagons to today’s modern vehicles, vacationers have been experiencing the wonders of Mt. Washington’s weather, scenery and history for 150 years.

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 6,288-foot peak’s strong winds, remarkable fog and rapidly moving clouds. On any day, your adventure awaits. In summer, whether you drive yourself or take one of our guided tours, your trip on the Mt. Washington Auto Road will create a lifelong memory.

If you’re looking to go even further on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, visit us this winter and climb aboard the one-of-a-kind SnowCoach. Your family will be transported deep into the magical world at treeline on the northern flank of Mt. Washington for an unforgettable experience. The SnowCoach operates December through March, weather permitting.

In addition to the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race, the Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts a full calendar of events throughout the year. Click here for our Events listings.