Cutler River
The Cutler River approaching Pinkham Notch
Cutler River (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Cutler River (New Hampshire)
Cutler River (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Cutler River (New Hampshire)
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
RegionWhite Mountains
Physical characteristics
 • locationHuntington Ravine
 • coordinates44°16′31″N 71°17′26″W / 44.27528°N 71.29056°W / 44.27528; -71.29056
 • elevation5,266 ft (1,605 m)
MouthEllis River
 • location
Pinkham Notch
 • coordinates
44°15′17″N 71°15′8″W / 44.25472°N 71.25222°W / 44.25472; -71.25222
 • elevation
2,008 ft (612 m)
Length2.6 mi (4.2 km), southeast
Basin features
River systemSaco River watershed
 • rightWestern branch from Tuckerman Ravine; New River

The Cutler River is a stream located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States.

Approximately 2.6 miles (4.2 km) in length,[1] it is a tributary of the Ellis River, part of the Saco River watershed flowing to the Atlantic Ocean in Maine.

The river rises as two branches on the eastern slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. The western branch, identified as the main stem by some sources, begins in Tuckerman Ravine.[2] The northern branch, shown as the main stem by the U.S. Geological Survey,[3] flows out of Huntington Ravine. The two branches join approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east of the Hermit Lake structures in Tuckerman Ravine, and the river continues east down the side of Mount Washington, dropping over Crystal Cascade,[4] and joining the Ellis River at the base of the mountain in Pinkham Notch.

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ Gene Daniell and Jon Burroughs, eds. White Mountain Guide, 26th ed. (1998) Boston, Massachusetts: Appalachian Mountain Club Books. p. 24
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Mount Washington 7½ x 15' quadrangle, 1982
  4. ^ White Mountain Guide. Appalachian Mountain Club. 2012. p. 446. Tuckerman Ravine Trail crosses a bridge to the south bank of Cutler River,... and soon passes a side path leading 20 yd. right to the best viewpoint of Crystal Cascade.