Sunset on the Highest Point of the Kancamagus Highway, NH Route 112

There are amazing sunset views of the White Mountain National Forest at the highest point on the Kancamangus Highway. The highest point in elevation comes after a series of hairpin turns, leading up to a rest stop at 2,855 ft. Don’t get this confused with the highest point in the White Mountains, which is Mount Washington at 6,288 ft.

There are plenty of rest areas to stop for minutes or stay for hours along the Kancamagus Highway. The only major intersecting roadway is Bear Notch Road, which is closed in the winter.

To locals, the Kancamagus is know as ‘the Kanc’ and pronounced, Kan-ca-ma-gus. The highway stretches 32 miles on the New Hampshire Route 112, which is 56.39 miles in length, making it easy to travel in an hour or less.

Take a drive down the Kancamagus Highway and you will quickly discover the best rest stops for scenic views, plenty of trails and maybe a moose or two!

5 responses to “Sunset on the Highest Point of the Kancamagus Highway, NH Route 112

  1. When I used to shoot New England in the fall, The Kancamagus was always one of my favorite destinations. I was up at that spot for sunrise once and as it got lighter I saw there was a bull moose standing straight ahead in the grass. It was in the day of shooting 50 speed Fuji Velvia so there was no way to capture him in that light. I also saw an idiot out on the boulders with a toddler crawling around just inches from the rushing water which was running higher than normal. Always wanted to shoot there in the winter. such a pristine stretch!

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