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Mount Washburn

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.
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Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.
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Eden, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful hike up to a lookout. It is well worth the time and effort. The wild flowers are incredible as are the white pines. The view is gorgeous. You may see big horn sheep.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews 262 reviews
115 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hike was recommended by a friend and I'll offer the same advice. Don't miss this hike. I've hiked all over the US and this is one of my top 2 or 3 hikes. It's really that terrific. You start from either side. On the advice of the park rangers we started up the old service road. The first 100... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We hiked up to the top of Mount Washburn and the view was panoramic of the park. It's much colder on top so take warm clothes, and we got a bit of afternoon rain. When we were at the top we hiked through a heard of long horn sheep which was lots of fun. At the top there's a rangers'... More 

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Purley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I did this hike in September 2014. I expected a hard climb but if you have been in the area for a few days and have acclimatised to being at 8,000ft and you regularly do some hill climbing then this one should be relatively easy for you, I chose the route from Dunraven Pass. The hike up was up gradual... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fantastic view and for me the hike was a challenge. But the trail was excellent and even the steep parts were wide enough that my fear of heights did not kick in. You could see everything! I was glad we chose this one for our "challenge" walk although the altitude knocked my brother out at 9800+ feet.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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154 reviews 154 reviews
57 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We chose to do the 5 mile side to the summit but didn't make it all the way. My hubby had altitude breathing issues due to the steepness of the trail. But it was the multitude of bear tracks that convinced me to give it up. You'll want to take bear spray with you.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have taken many hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smoky Mountains, and in Ireland. But, the Mount Washburn hike to the summit is now my personal favorite.

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Sussex, England
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164 reviews 164 reviews
56 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove to the top of Mount Washburn and enjoyed a picnic lunch with spectacular views. A most memorable lunch indeed.

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Woods Hole
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It may take two hours to get up for this 70 year old but it was a rewarding trip and destination for the view--best in the park--you can see the Tetons and Mammoth! We took the old service road which was more gradual but in the open sun and it afforded a view all the way up. The top offers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a relatively challenging day hike, but there are a lot of rewarding views and it's a lot of fun. Well worth the time. Plan for 4 hours.

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