Kancamagus Pass

View from the east side of Kancamagus Pass

View from the east side of Kancamagus Pass

There are two viewpoints at the Kancamagus Pass, the highest part of the highway. The western one is rarely plowed, but the eastern one, the C.L. Graham Overlook is usually cleared out, and offers a splendid view of the mountains and wilderness to the northeast. At one time, much of this area was heavily logged, and this overlook was a logging camp. But the forests have returned, and through careful management they are thriving.

The Sugar Hill Overlook remained unplowed, as did many other stops along the way. Trailheads were open for those wanting to trek through this snowy wilderness, but we drove along, admiring the splendid vistas in the heart of the White Mountains.

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