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Mount Washburn

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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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Home on the Range

Here is where the deer and the antelope play. It is great to see antelope, elk, bison and the occasional bear living in the wild. Please let them, don't try to feed them. You are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Corona del Mar, Ca, USA
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Corona del Mar, Ca, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Here is where the deer and the antelope play. It is great to see antelope, elk, bison and the occasional bear living in the wild. Please let them, don't try to feed them. You are ruining the neighborhood if you do.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you are only in the park for a short amount of time and want to get a significant hike in, definitely hike to the top of Mount Washburn. There are two trails, the one being around 5 miles and the other is around 6 miles, but you won't regret either trail. During the spring and summer months the wildflowers... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Mt Washburn is a beautiful destination while visiting Yellowstone. The air (in August) dropped 20 degrees and we ran into sleet! The scenery was breathtaking, and the roads wind gently through the mountain forests.

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Troy, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Worth the hard work! The hike took a total of about 4 hrs, but the view at the end is worth every second of pain. It's a great look out point with a ranger station. Highly recommend !!!

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The tip of Mount Washburn looked tiny from the Chittenden Road parking lot! I am so proud and glad I hiked this! It is strenuous but not too bad if you take your pace and hike according to your own condition as when the time you need to take a break just do it and not to force yourself. It... More 

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Eden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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309 helpful votes 309 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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