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Mount Washburn

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Mountains
Activities: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Viewing wildlife, Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
Description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We hiked the Chittenden Trail (can also hike Dunraven Pass). It is mostly exposed, not many trees. It was VERY windy and a bit chilly when we did this hike, so make sure you check the weather before you head out. This is a pretty steep hike and bears are often seen in this area, so be careful. The views... More

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We hiked up and down from Dunraven Pass. It's 3 miles and 1400' elevation gain, but the views from the top of nearly all of Yellowstone can't be beat. You get a sense of the park, and you get an unforgettable view of most of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone along its 24 mile path. And it's a great... More

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brisbane
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The hike up the other side is spectacular and the spot to see mountain sheep/ bighorn sheep. If you go to the top (which i recommend) do not drive and park up the gravel road. You literally walk up the rest of the road and it is steep and mentally kills you since you can see how far you've good,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go to the top if possible! The views are so beautiful-/ you can see for miles! Many great photo ops and a place you won't soon forget! It is quite high elevation and well worth it!

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is our favorite hike of the day. There are 2 trail heads, one on north and south. We started from Dunraven Pass. Get there early as the parking lot is easy to pack especially in the morning. we did not see the bighorn sheep on the way, but this hike is just amazing to see the beautiful view in... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is worth driving the very bumpy gravel road to the viewing area near the top. You can see the ranger lookout station and all the surrounding countryside.

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Diss
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ascended mount Washburn via Chittenden road which is a gentle way to ascend the mountain without any navigation needed. It took about 1 hour 15 minutes to do this (one member of the group had never hiked up a mountain before). At the top we had a look around the tower which had information about views and restroom facilities.... More

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NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice, gradual trail from Dunraven Pass with sweeping views the entire way. Then you get to the summit and get 360 degree views - wow! We tackled this trail in our first day in the park and coming from sea level maybe that wasn't the best choice. We are experienced hikers but struggled with the elevation. But all that was... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We camped in Yellowstone for a week, and Mt Washburn was on our list for one of our days. It was supposed to be a moderate hike, but the night before there was a huge snow storm (in June!!). We didn't let this detour us as we were determined on hiking to the highest peak in the park. Normally I... More

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South Deerfield
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150 reviews 150 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We loved the trail - a challenge but an easy wrap around the mountain to the top. We took the Dunraven Road (south end trail) And ... bathrooms at the top! There is also a manned fire lookout in the summer so you can climb the tower. There are maps that show you what you are looking at. I loved... More

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